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 GALA Opening Night 
Thursday, June 22 7PM @ Mark Morris Dance Center

This year WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company celebrate 35th Anniversary!

​​​The 2023 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL will kick off with WHITE WAVE’s Opening Night GALA Celebration on Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm. The evening will be hosted by Jessica & Carmine Marinaro, Co-Chairs, Gala Host Committee.

Welcoming speeches will be by WHITE WAVE Dance's Benefactors John Ryan and Ludo Scheffer!


WHITE WAVE Dance will be honoring Jennifer Muller, she was a seminal creative influence for over 50 years, performing for José Limón and Louis Falco, launching her own company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, and building JMTW to such renowned success that it was dubbed the “American ambassador of dance” by The NY Times after countless international tours, and Danni Gee, former Principal Dancer with Philadanco and Alvin Ailey, and current Director of Programming for The Joyce Theater who has championed and supported WHITE WAVE’s artistic vision for many years.

Their opening remarks will be followed by five stunning contemporary dance troupes:


Battery Dance

Yoshiko Chuma & The School Of Hard Knocks

Buglisi Dance Theatre

Jennifer Muller / The Works

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company


After the performances the audience will enjoy a reception with an open bar, party food, and music to feed your soul and a fabulous raffle gifts (including gourmet wine baskets, “Dinner for Two” at local DUMBO eateries, and much more)!


Click HERE to find GALA Program Information

Click HERE for the program booklet

Thanks to our Sponsors 

WHITE WAVE’s programs are supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Fund for the City of New York, The New York Community Trust’s NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund, Dance/NYC's Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, JOHN RYAN COMPANY, and Individual Supporters.

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Brooklyn, NY 11233


Tel: 718-855-8822

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