WHITE WAVE presents our 11th WAVE RISING SERIES at the 92 Y

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center and WHITE WAVE Dance are proud to present the 2017 Wave Rising Series at the 92 Y’s historic Buttenwieser Hall.

WHITE WAVE Dance, led by choreographer Young Soon Kim, curates our 11th Annual Wave Rising Series featuring 16 of today’s rising and eminent dancemakers from Italy and the across the USA. The Series provides a rare opportunity for choreographers, through an adjudication process by prominent figures from the dance community, to present their work to New York City’s vital dance audience.

WHERE: 92 Y Harkness Dance Center Buttenwieser Hall (1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128)
WHEN: July 7th-9th & 15th-16th, 2017
TICKETS: Tickets start at $15 ($18 in advance/$25 at the door/$15 under 35)
Opening Night, July 7th ($25 in advance/$30 at the door)

In 2006, WAVE RISING SERIES started by presenting local companies, now features innovative dancemakers from around the world. The superb national and international companies are given 20 minutes each on a shared bill, performing twice over the course of the two-weekend festival.

Channel 13 NYC ARTS paid homage to our WAVE RISING SERIES, highlighting it as a gathering of “innovative dancemakers from around the world,” and praised the SERIES for presenting “an eclectic range of dance companies who have been selected for their artistic growth or visionary independent productions.

OPENING NIGHT: the celebration of the 11th Anniversary WRS Opening Night will be on June 7th, starting at 8:30pm, with LaneCoArts (Searching for a Phase Change), Mei Yamanaka (now now), Oniin Dance Company (COR-O2, PHONÈ (W)), Miki Orihara (Broken Memory), VADCO/Valerie Alpert Dance Company (Until Home), and WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (iyouuswe (excerpts)).

The performance will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception that will give guests the chance to mingle and dance with the artists!

2017 Wave Rising Series Performance Schedule:

OPENING NIGHT: Friday, July 7th at 8:30PM       

LaneCoArts (Searching for a Phase Change)
Mei Yamanaka (now now)
Oniin Dance Company (COR-O2,
Miki Orihara (Broken Memory)
VADCO/Valerie Alpert Dance Company (Until Home)
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (iyouuswe (excerpts))

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Program A: Sat, July 8, 7PM & Sun, July 9, 6PM 

LaneCoArts (Searching for a Phase Change)
Oniin Dance Company (COR-O2, PHONÈ (W))
Kathleen Helm & Dancers (Romp Show)
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (iyouuswe (excerpts))

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Program B: Sat, July 8, 9PM & Sun, July 9, 4PM

VADCO/Valerie Alpert Dance Company (Until Home)
Mei Yamanaka (now now)
Caitlin Cullen Dance (Fantasy)
Kaoru Ikeda/MoustacheCat Dance (Freedom isn’t Free)

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Program C: Sat, July 15, 7PM & Sun, July 16, 6PM

tedted Performance Group (Pressing On)
Cross Move (Prohibit)
Pascal Rekoert/Flexicurve (Abschied, Vowel Town)
Tanner Ryan Dance Projects (Life Looking Down (excerpt))

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Program D: Sat, July 15, 9PM & Sun, July 16, 4PM

Monteleone Dance (Babalon, “Y0UN1VERSE” (excerpts))
Tina Croll + Company (One Rhinoceros, 3 Birds and a Pineapple)
Tomomi Imai & Dancers (Kitsune no Yomeiri)
Subtle Details Dance Theater (Mountain)

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Click HERE to download the 2017 WRS performance schedule.

Click HERE to download the 2017 WRS press release.

Click HERE to view the slideshow

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Each dollar is crucial in our campaign to “Help keep WHITE WAVE Cresting in 2017!” and we are, and forever will be, incredibly grateful for your support.

In 2017, through our three renowned festivals: SoloDuo Festival (June) and Wave Rising Series (July), and DUMBO Dance Festival (October), WHITE WAVE will be presenting over 200 companies with 500+ performing artists.

Reaffirmation from our individual followers that what we do is unique and well appreciated:
“White Wave’s successful mission to provide meaningful–and in some cases life changing– opportunities to hundreds of dance companies and thousands of dancers over the past 29 years is nothing short of a miraculous, ongoing achievement.”
– Mark C.

Your help is an investment in experience; the reward for your generosity will be sharing our vision to inspire. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, or any other amount will make all the difference!

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WANTED: Interns & Volunteers

Do you love dance?
Are you interested in learning about arts management?

Interning for WHITE WAVE is a great opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of a vibrant NY dance company in the non-profit sector.

WHITE WAVE is looking for individuals who
* are interested in the NYC dance community
* have a courteous demeanor
* are proficient in Microsoft Office and online-media

If you are interested in this opportunity, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to whitewavevolunteers@gmail.com.

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