WHITE WAVE Dance presents the 2024 Dumbo Dance Festival

WHITE WAVE Dance presents the 2024 Dumbo Dance Festival

On Thursday, June 27, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 23 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 developing 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. DDF is committed to advancing the best of dance by providing on-stage and behind-the-scenes opportunities for 50 dance troupes from across America and around the globe, allowing audiences to experience, first-hand, the incomparable vitality of the New York dance scene.

“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 400 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 an affordable price.”

The 2024 Dumbo Dance Festival will kick off with WHITE WAVE’s Opening Night GALA Celebration on Thursday, June 27th at 6:30 pm.

WHITE WAVE Dance is also proud to honor Joan Finkelstein and John Ryan.

Joan Finkelstein, with deep appreciation for her tireless support of the Art of Dance in all of its many dazzling forms, especially through her work at the amazing Harkness Foundation for Dance, WHITE WAVE salutes Joan’s tireless dedication to the creative future and development of Dance.

John Ryan, by championing Ms. Kim’s artistic vision through his vital philanthropic support, enables WHITE WAVE Dance to continuously find, nurture and present thousands of emerging and eminent artists.

Opening remarks will be followed by five stunning contemporary dance troupes: Buglisi Dance Theatre, Yoshiko Chuma & The School Of Hard Knocks, ZviDance, Company | E, and WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.

After the performances, the audience can enjoy an open bar, food, and music to feed the soul, as well as a fabulous raffle including gourmet wine baskets, “Dinner for Two” at 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 2024/25 Season.

GALA & Festival Tickets can be purchased here

2024 DDF features 50 contemporary dance troupes combining over 400 artists who will present solo, chamber, and full-scale works. Dancers from across the United States, and internationally from Switzerland, Colombia, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan and Korea will join the New York’s active dance community to offer the full range of new directions in dance in the 21st century.

This year at the 2024 DUMBO Dance Festival, White Wave Dance is pleased to announce they will be selecting TWO outstanding companies to have the opportunity to perform at the 2025 New Dance Festival in South Korea, and the 2025 Detroit City Dance Festival. Both of these highly regarded festivals will provide companies with another fantastic opportunity for further exposure, promotion and performances. All companies participating in this year’s festival will be carefully considered and will be notified after the festival. 

The 2024 Dumbo Dance Festival will be held June 27-30 at the Mark Morris Dance Center. More info can be found at www.whitewavedance.org

2024 Dumbo Dance Festival, Image credit WHITE WAVE Dance