2016 DUMBO Dance Festival

September 29 – October 2, 2016
7 – 8PM

2016 dumbo dance festival

September 29 - OCTOBER 2, 2016


September 29, 2016 – 7PM GALA

September 30 – October 2, 2016 – Festival Performances

October 2, 2016 – Family Friendly Program

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter

29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

All festival performances are FREE / Pay-What-You-Will

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 16th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening that heralds the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. Committed to the development in dance as an important art form, WHITE WAVE scours the globe in search of the most innovative of today’s dance makers, both emerging and established, and brings them to Brooklyn for one extended weekend.

For four nights and three days, dance lovers will experience a veritable cornucopia of the best of contemporary dance. The DUMBO Dance festival is committed to advancing the best of dance by providing on-stage and behind-the-scene opportunities for 70 dance troupes from across America and the globe, allowing them to experience, first-hand, the incomparable vitality of the New York dance experience

This is a festival about opportunities,” says Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director of White Wave Dance “The DUMBO Dance Festival provides an opportunity for over 300 performing artists to showcase their work. Further, it offers New York audiences the chance to participate in one of the most diverse displays of leading-edge choreography and excellence at no cost.

Again, this year’s WHITE WAVE’s annual DUMBO Dance Festival will be presented in association with Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter in their the state-of-the-art, 333-seat theater, located at the heart of DUMBO. With all performances free of charge (except Gala), the 16th DUMBO Dance Festival features 70 contemporary dance troupes combining over 325 artists who will present solo, chamber, and full scale works. Dancers from across the United States, Canada, Hungary, Poland, England, Japan, South Korea, and Italy will join the New York’s active dance community to offer the full range of new directions in dance in the 21st century.

All festival performances are FREE / Pay-What-You-Will

RSVP: www.whitewavedance.com

Book online to secure your reservation.

General admission seating begins promptly on the hour on a first-come, first served basis.



Organized by

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance