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2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (Sept. 26-29)

2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (Sept. 26-29)


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 8:00pm

At the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theatre



September  26, 2013GALA Benefit September 27 - 29, 2013 – Festival Performances September 29, 2013 – Family Friendly Program


WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater: 25 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

WHITE WAVE presents the 13th Annual DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL



For the 13th consecutive year, WHITE WAVE will produce and present our annual DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (DDF): a four day marathon showcase of cutting-edge contemporary dance featuring both emerging and eminent dancemakers. The 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (Sept. 26-29) held at WHITE WAVEs John Ryan Theaterwill feature over 80 companies with 450 performing artists.  Aside from WHITE WAVE’s Opening Night GALA fundraiser taking place on September 26th, all performances in our 3-day dance extravaganza will be presented free of charge to the public.


The 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (DDF) will present an extraordinarily diverse group of contemporary dance works, both in style and spirit.  Up to 7 companies are presented in every hour of programming, hailing from New York Citys vibrant contemporary dance scene as well as from across the United States, Canada,

Korea and England. The 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL runs concurrently with the DUMBO Arts Festival, which transforms our distinctive waterfront neighborhood into the single largest forum for experimental art in the United States. The grand scale of the 2013 DDF, the diverse artist participation, and vast interdisciplinary

variety distinguishes this event from its peers. In fact, DUMBO Brooklyn has become the cultural magnet for startup, digital and creative companies, such as Etsy, MakerBot and Steiner Studios, in the greater Downtown Brooklyn area. Just one train stop from downtown Manhattan, the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater resides in this hotbed of artistic collaborations and provides a vital showcase for the latest in cutting edge, contemporary dance.

The panel’s choices this year has produced a spectacular roster of performers including: A Dance Can + Company, Alyson  Laury,  Amalgamate Dance  Company, Antonio Brown,  Artis  Smith  &  Dancers, Azul  Dance  Theatre/  Yuki Hasegawa, BENJAMIN BRIONES BALLET/Ursula Verduzco Choreographer, Bianca Johnson & Dancers, Billy Bell / Lunge Dance Collective, BOINK! Dance & Film Productions, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Catherine Cabeen – Hyphen , Catherine Lawrence, Catherine Meredith & Artists, Charlotte Adams & Dancers, David Norsworthy, Ekilibre Dance Company, Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Ephrat Asherie Dance, gamin, Gina Graham / Esse Aficionado, Guanglei Hui and  Yahui  Lu,  Haley  B.  Yacos,  Irene  Siegel,  Jacobs  Campbell  Dance,  James,  Juniper  Theater  Dance  Company, Hansen/Assemblage         Dance,         Jennifer         Phillips,         John         J         Zullo         Dance/Raw         Movement, Ju Hwan Hwang, Kathleen Dyer, Kathleen Hiley Solo Projects, Kitchen Sink Collective, Kristin Sudeikis Dance Company,



Kuperman Brothers, Kyla Ernst-Alper, La Petite Chouette aerial dance company, Laura Neese, Mandy Torres Dance Company, Maya Orchin, Mei Yamanaka, Mich-Mash Productions, Monkeyhouse, NOT for reTAIL, OUI DANSE/Brice Mousset, Peggy Choy Dance Company, Raw Delivery/Carrie J. Brown, Reject Dance Theatre, Shandoah Goldman, skdancers, Steps Repertory Ensemble, Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, Inc., Texture Contemporary Ballet, Tiffany Rea-Fisher/ Elisa Monte Dance Company, Vangeline Theater, Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company, XAOC Contemporary Ballet and z3movement project and more.


WHITE WAVE originated the DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL in 2001 as a response to the dance community’s need for performance venues that would not only present, but also produce the work of rising choreographers at little or no cost to the artist.  We started as a local company in DUMBO ( Brooklyn), now we present three annual large scale Festivals (DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL, WAVE RISING SERIES, CoolNY Dance Festival). To date, WHITE WAVE has presented over 2,000 choreographers /dance companies and over 8,000 performers to a total of more than 65,000 audience members!


WHITE WAVE’s Festivals have garnered repeated attention from The New York Times, PBS Ch.13 NYC-Arts, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News, The Village Voice, Channel 7 Eyewitness News,” and Dance Magazine.  As WHITE WAVE has grown, so has the buzz surrounding us, leading to rave reviews in both local and international media citing the magnificence of our festivals and naming our John Ryan Theater “the

hottest spot in DUMBO.”


Most importantly, for the past year, the appreciation and recognition generated by our festivals has manifested itself in a strong surge of support that is enabling us to recover from the devastation brought by Hurricane Sandy. We come back this year thanks to our audience and supporters who have showed their commitment and loyalty, revitalizing us to strive forward.

GALA Opening Night: September 26th at 7pm


The 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL will kick off with WHITE WAVEs Opening Night GALA Celebration on Thurs., Sept. 26th at 7:00 pm.  The evening will be hosted by a guest celebrity (TBA).We have selected two of our most distinguished supporters to honor the great impact they have had in furthering our mission this year. Their opening remarks will be followed with stunning contemporary dance by Antonio Brown, OUI DANSE/Brice Mousset, David Gellura/Exzeb Dance Company ( London), Kuperman Brothers, Buglisi Dance Theatre and WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.  A reception will be followed by a buffet dinner party with delicious Korean cuisine and a fabulous raffle (including gourmet wine baskets, “dinner for twoat local Dumbo eateries and much more)!


Tickets are $100 and $250 (VIP seating) per person; all proceeds raised will directly offset

WHITE WAVE’s production costs for our 2013/14 Season.

Ticket can be purchase: https://gala2013dumbodancefestival.eventbrite.com/ More info at 718-855-8822 and wwyskdc@gmail.com


Family-Friendly Program: Sunday, Sept. 29 from 12noon-3pm

Celebrating the next generation of dancersand their parents! Teachers in WHITE WAVES Kids Can

Dance education program will lead a one hour class session of Hip Hop/B-boy and Modern Dance for kids of all ages. Following the class, 12 festival artists then take the stage in an exciting family-friendly program featuring the best in contemporary dance for 2013.


GRAND FINALE: Sunday, Sept. 29 from 8pm-9:30pm

For the Festival Grand Finale, six renowned choreographers/companies will present dance works, including Antonio Brown, Amalgamate Dance Company, Jacobs Campbell Dance, Alyson Laury, Tiffany Rea-Fisher/ Elisa Monte Dance Company and WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.


Dance Party with Live DJ: Sunday, Sept. 29 from 9:30pm-11pm

THE BACCHANAL –a DJ crew made up of Kalyana Thiru Chelvan spinning UK Funky House/Deep House followed by a rare Three Turntable set by a tag-team of Anthony Morin and Jose Hamilton rocking the dance floor with Rare Classics, Funk, Soul, Motown, and House Music grooves. Tickets are $20 https://thebacchanaldanceparty.eventbrite.com

2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL Performance Schedule:


Thursday, Sept 26

7 pm GALA Opening Night

Friday, Sept 27

7 pm, 8 pm & 9 pm

Saturday, Sept 28

2-4 pm, 5-7 pm, 8-10 pm

Sunday, Sept 29

12-1 pm

Kids Can Dance (Open Class)

1-3 pm

Family Friendly Program

4-6 p.m.

8-9:30 pm


9:30 – 11 pm

DJ Closing Night Party



All 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL performances will be held at the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater located in DUMBO at 25 Jay Street, entrance on John Street (on the waterfront).


With the exception of an Opening Night Benefit, there are no reservations or advance ticket sales: all seats are first come, first served and all Festival performances are presented FREE/pay-what-you- will. Seating will be prompt – on the hour.


Our 2013/2014 Festivals Project Season consists of:


A. 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (Sept. 26-29, 2013) – featuring over 80 dance companies in 15 performances.


B. 2013 WAVE RISING SERIES (Oct. 23- Nov. 10, 2013) – featuring 21 companies/choreographers, 89 performers in

21 performances. WHITE WAVE’s WAVE RISING SERIES furthers our commitment to find, nurture, and broaden horizons for extraordinary artists in a program formatted to show their in-depth work. Presenting both rising stars and established world-class companies, the SERIES also functions as a New York City Season for artists who may not have the time or resources to produce a full event on their own.


C. Cool New York 2014 DANCE Festival (Jan. 29- Feb. 9, 2014), originated in 2004 as the dance component of

New York Citys winter Cool New York Festival” – showcasing 64 companies in 19 performances.


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