7/26 | Live at the Archway: Rising Choreographers

This week at Live at the Archway, be awed by the most innovative and risk-taking dancemakers of our time, both emerging and recognized, in Brooklyn for one exceptional evening only! Plus, get up-close with a live art experience led by DUMBO-based artist Marney Fuller.

TODAY AT #LiveAtTheArchway

  • ON STAGE: Emily Bufferd/BEings dance, Jazz Roots Dance Company, Devin Richey, Ballet Nepantla, Joe Monteleone and our host, White Wave Dance Company presents Rising Choreographers
  • IN THE GALLERY: Marney Fuller

Live at the Archway is always free, always all ages, and always rain or shine


The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.


THE DANCERS. WHITE WAVE Dance, led by master choreographer Young Soon Kim, curates a second “Rising Choreographers NYC”, an off-shoot of their "12th Wave Rising Series,” featuring six of today’s leading-edge dancemakers.  This year's “Live at The Archway” program provides a rare opportunity to introduce today's trailblazing choreographers to the discerning New York audience. Channel 13 NYC ARTS has celebrated our WAVE RISING SERIES, citing their festivals as a gathering of “innovative dancemakers from around the world,” and has praised the SERIES for presenting “an eclectic range of dance companies who have been selected for their artistic growth or visionary independent productions.”

Committed to encouraging new directions in dance, WHITE WAVE seeks out the most innovative and risk-taking dancemakers of our time, both emerging and recognized, and brings them to Brooklyn for one exceptional evening only! Seasoned dance lovers, and newcomers alike, will experience a vibrant slice of today's contemporary dance scene, as it forges its way into the 21st century.

THE ARTIST. Marney Fuller lives in Brooklyn, New York, and her studio is in DUMBO. She received a BA from Western Washington University and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Marney’s art is about fleeting habitats and changing boundaries, and conjures up cross-sections of culture, class, and environment with a “tug of war” throughout, creating a sense of longing and of distancing with the paint being the main attraction. Each canvas features built-up tactile layers, marks and drips, breaking apart an image or idea towards abstraction and then reining in the original references. Her outdoor assemblage sculptures are made mostly from noble metals and wires such as steel, copper and brass, and are playful, unexpected and larger than life. 

THE GALLERY. Every Live at the Archway, Tfnf’s The Space Station pops up in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge  Brainchild of artist Nathan Sinai Rayman and with a footprint of only 32 square feet, Tfnf’s The Space Station replicates (in flat pack, modular, franchisable form) his DUMBO gallery This Friday or Next Friday – “likely the tiniest, most inconsequential gallery in NYC, maybe on the face of the Earth”. Each week, we present an exhibition featuring a DUMBO-based artist and invite the public to create a collaborative piece with the artist over the course of the evening.


Looking for more? View the full Live at the Archway schedule!