DUMBO Dance Festival Features Free Shows from 90 Companies

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The 2005 DUMBO dance festival, featuring free shows by over 90 choreographers and companies, will take place in Brooklyn October 13-16 at the John Ryan Theater.

Curated by Young Soon Kim, artistic director of White Wave, the event is part of the ninth annual DUMBO art under the bridge festival. This year's DUMBO art under the bridge festival is anticipated to be the largest, most comprehensive gathering to date. Over 250,000 people are expected to attend the three-day fine-arts festival, held in the streets, along the Brooklyn waterfront, and in the myriad galleries, studios, and performance spaces in the DUMBO area.

The festival highlights include works by Amos Pinhasi, Augusto Soledade, Brendan McCall, Freespace Dance, Tanzprojekt Elfi Schaefer-Schafroth, Airelise, Jin-Wen Yu Dance, alban elved dance company, Abraham, Leah Cox, Lisa K. Lock, Mary Fitzgerald, Natasa Trifan Performance Group [NTPG], Neel Dejong, NOA Dance Nelly van Bommel, Nina Winthrop and Dancers, noel macduffie performance, Danscores by Ofelia Loret de Mola, Pele Bauch, KineticArchitecture, Ryuji Yamaguchi, Sasha Spielvogel, Sue Bernhard Danceworks, Tiffany Mills Company, tompricedance, Tracie Stanford, Wanjiru Kamuyu, WHITE WAVE/ Young Soon Kim, and Yoshiko Chuma and the School of Hard Knocks, just to name a few.

Well over 350 performers will perform innovative contemporary dance, from passion-spilling drama to gut-splitting humor in this interdisciplinary dance arts event. The grand scale and diversity of this cutting-edge festival distinguishes the annual DUMBO dance festival from its New York cousins.

The festival kicks off with a gala benefit on Thursday, October 13. Tickets for the benefit will be available at the door, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling 718-855-8822 or e-mailing info@whitewavedance.com.

All other performances are free, though donations are encouraged. Times are noted below. Tickets for festival performances are available at the door only; no reservations will be taken. Performances are held at White Wave's John Ryan Theater located at 25 Jay Street (accessible from the F train to York Street Station) in DUMBO, Brooklyn, unless otherwise noted. For more information visit www.whitewavedance.com.

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