2016 WAVE RISING SERIES

June 17th – 26th
92 Y Harkness Dance Center
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Opening Night: Friday, June 17th, 8:30pm

92Y Harkness Dance Center is thrilled to present and collaborate with the 2016 Wave Rising Series as a part of Dig Dance series.
The 92 Y and WHITE WAVE Dance are proud to present our 10th Anniversary Wave Rising Series at its historic Buttenwieser Hall. The Wave Rising Series (WRS) is a two-week dance festival presenting 18 rising and eminent dancemakers from Canada, Poland, China and the across the USA. This year, WRS will be conducting two Master classes during the festival at the Peridance on June 21 & 23 at 4-6pm.
Tickets:
$18 in advance
$25 at the door
$15 under 35

Buy Tickets Online @:   http://www.92y.org/Event/Wave-Rising-Series.aspx

Opening Night (5)-WHITE WAVE Dance photo by Yi-Chun Wu (1)WHITE WAVE Dance photo by Yi-Chun Wu

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Friday, June 17th, 8:30pm

La P en V Innovative Dance Platform     Pulse

Opening Night (1)-La P en V Innovative Dance Platform photo by Cheung Chi Wai 3La P en V Innovative Dance Platform aims at the promotion of Chinese contemporary dance with high quality original works integrating the Chinese and western culture. La P en V also puts much emphasis on international exposure and experience sharing. In 2013 & 2015, we were honored to be invited to participate in the International Festival Jazz Dance Open organized by the Czech City, Pardubice, where we staged a series of performances, conducted workshops and took part in open competitions. Our original dance pieces have gained remarkable rapport in the arena in recent years. We have been invited by the Hong Kong Dance Federation for 2 consecutive years to take part in the Hong Kong Dance Expo for commissioned choreography and performances. In 2015, we were sponsored and supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to produce and choreograph a full-length dance lyric, “Imprint of Life”.

“Pulse” is an excerpt from a full-length dance production “Imprint of Life”. It is an attempt to explore interpersonal relationship and the phenomenon of alienation between people in this generation.
Interpersonal relationship has become so tangled and complicated today. Are human emotions vulnerable to the rapid changes and challenges of life……breaking down, precipitating, reshaping and finally transforming into a new kind of expression.

 

Hyun Kim  INnerMIND

01.03.2015 Krakowskie Centrum Choreograficzne NCK. Hyun Kim "INnerMIND". Fot. Andrzej Janikowski

RH + dance duo – Renata Skobo (serbian-polish) and Hyun Kim (korean). Synergy of two personalities, fusion of two cultures, combination of two individuals driven by dance. Duo which was connected by movement and by knowledge of discovering similarities in their own differences.

Hyun Kim – choreographer, dancer, performer from South Korea, based in Europe. Specializing in contemporary movement, contact improvisation and theatre act. His movement is based on Korean traditional dance, which is strongly connected with breathe control and flow of the energy. He is a choreographer and performer of various dance, film and musical productions in Asia and Europe. He is a choreographer of the Korean musicals „The Lost Garden“ and „Arirang“ as well as the first Korean dancer in the original version of „Notre Dame de Paris“ musical. Since 2013 he cooperates with contemporary dance company „Art Color Ballet“ in Cracow, Poland.  The result of this collaboration is „GHOstay“ – dance performance inspired by Korean culture. He is a founder of „O-bang movement group“. Since 2013 he co-creates „RH+“ duo with Renata Skobo. The „unLIMITed“ performance is their first collective work.

 

 

 

ZviDance Chair Duet

Zvi Dance Company

In the last 25 years of existence, ZviDance has received critical praise and funding for its artistic projects. Recently, one of the company’s signature works, DABKE, was recognized by the New York Times as one of Alastair Macaulay’s TOP TEN DANCE FAVORITES OF 2013. The company performs frequently at home in such New York venues as the Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. ZviDance has toured across North America to festivals such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival, and abroad to Germany, Poland, Russia, Israel, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Japan.

ZVI GOTHEINER (Choreographer) is the artistic director of ZviDance. Born and raised in a kibbutz in northern Israel, Mr. Gotheiner began his artistic career as a gifted violinist with the Young Kibbutzim Orchestra, where he attained the rank of soloist and concertmaster at age 15. He began dancing at 17, and soon after formed his first performance group. Mr. Gotheiner arrived in New York in 1978 on a dance scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and danced with the Joyce Trisler Dance Company and Feld Ballets/NY and toured with Bat-Sheva Dance Company. After directing Tamar Ramle and the Jerusalem Tamar Dance Companies in Israel and the Israeli Chamber Dance Company in New York, he founded ZviDance. Most recently, Mr. Gotheiner has received distinguished teaching awards from American Dance Festival and Kaatsbaan International Dance Festival. 

“Dabke strikes me as the most enchanting piece I’ve seen in a long while… “ New York Times.

“Zvi Gotheiner’s Surveillance is a thoughtful, challenging, provocative dance with height- ened visual, musical, and kinetic qualities that grab and hold you from start to finish. It doesn’t get better than that, and I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to see ZviDance perform Gotheiner’s work – for the world.” Ballet Review.

 

 

Flexicurve Clouds, Greener Grasses

Opening Night (4) Flexicurve_Pascal Rekoert photo by Jaqlin Medlock (2)Flexicurve is a New York-based multifaceted dance company directed by Pascal Rekoert. Through exuberant and witty choreography, the audience is engaged in dialogues of social issues and values. Refusing to stay “inside the box”, Rekoert has created an exciting repertory which has been performed in theaters and dance spaces in the Tri-State Area, and has toured the US and Western Europe. Described as “magnetic and intricate,” Flexicurve is known for its high artistic standards and innovative movement vocabulary.
Rekoert, best known for his work as a soloist with Jennifer Muller/ The Works, had an extensive performing career in the Netherlands, and received accolades for his work in The Fall, receiving the coveted Prix d’auteur du conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis in Paris, France. In 2000, he choreographed the Dutch film “Erasmus Spitzen” which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and is currently part of various northern European museum collections. Highlights with Jennifer Muller/ The Works include a performance at the United Nations, a concert for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and a feature in the Capezio Dance Clothing Catalogue.  He has assisted Jennifer Muller with New York City Opera’s Esther and performances at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. The two dances Rekoert presents – Clouds and Greener Grasses – indicate the multiple facets of love relationships. Greener Grasses shows a couple the questioning the future together, while Clouds, a solo work performed by ballerina Temple Kemezis, offers wisdom and acceptance of past relationship choices made.

 

 

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company iyouuswe (excerpts)

For 92 Y Website text info_with BioA pioneer of “Hallyu (한류): Korean Wave”, Young Soon Kim, an internationally acclaimed choreographer whose work has been hailed for its exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich. Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. For nearly four decades, Ms. Kim and WHITE WAVE have appeared globally on principal stages including Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, Kennedy Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, National Theater of Seoul (Korea), National Theater of Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Maison de la Culture in Le Havre, France; Teatro Nazionale in Milan, Teatro Tendu Striscie in Rome, Italy; Schauspielhaus in Cologne, Germany; as well as the Festival d’Avignon in Avignon, France, among others. In 2003 Ms. Kim was featured in the documentary film Arirang: The Korean American Journey, which was premiered at the Smithsonian Institute and broadcasted nationwide by PBS. In 2013 and 2014, Ms. Kim was nominated twice for the Annual KBS Global Korean Award.

In addition, Ms. Kim has been one of the most recognized producers/curators in New York City through WHITE WAVE’s three Annual Dance Festivals: DUMBO Dance Festival, Wave Rising Series and CoolNY Dance Festival. Kim also served as a juror for New York City Department of City Affairs in 2006 and for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2014. For more information about WHITE WAVE Dance, please visit www.whitewavedance.com.

 

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Program A: June 18 (Sat), 7:00pm June 19 (Sun), 4:00pm

Rebecca Bryant Danceworks  MANUFACTURED

Program A (1)-Rebecca Bryant Danceworks photo by Gregory RR Crosby
Rebecca Bryant creates danceworks that combine movement with text, video, and objects. Originally trained in visual art, Bryant’s dances emphasize improvisational methods and performative states, as well as non-hierarchical collaboration across disciplines.  Bryant has performed and shown her work in 23 US states and in Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. She worked extensively with the Lower Left Performance Collective for 13 years and is a co-founder of PMPD (dance/music/new media). Her projects and collaborations have received support from residencies at Earthdance (USA), Djerassi Resident Artist Program (USA), Guapamacátaro Art and Ecology Residency (Mexico), Camac Centre D’Art (France), and a choreographic grant from the Puffin Foundation. Bryant has danced for renowned and emerging choreographers including Victoria Marks, Nina Martin, Wally Cardona, Kim Epifano, Shelley Senter, Lionel Popkin, and Marianne Kim. She has taught workshops in New York, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogota, and at the Los Angeles Improvisational Dance Festival, West Coast Contact Improv Festival, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Contact Festival Freiburg, TransContact Festival, Kontakt Budapest Festival, and at numerous universities across the USA.  She holds a BA in Visual Art and an MFA in Dance, and is currently on faculty at California State University, Long Beach.

Bryant will be showing her multimedia ensemble work “MANUFACTURED”, a piece that explores how empathy can be constructed and dismantled through movement, image, and language.  Utilizing props, spoken and projected text, and movement that ranges from disaffected to highly emotive, the work seeks to unearth the relationship between privilege and compassion. Small cardboard boxes and ragged costumes are used to produce scenes of order and chaos, seeking to strike emotional chords only to instantly disperse them.

 

 

RH+ (Renata Skobo, Hyun Kim) unLiMITed

Opening Night (2) Hyun Kim_unlimited 1
RH + dance duo – Renata Skobo (serbian-polish) and Hyun Kim (korean). Synergy of two personalities, fusion of two cultures, combination of two individuals driven by dance. Duo which was connected by movement and by knowledge of discovering similarities in their own differences.

“unLIMITed” performance – Our limits are unlimited. Our connection is unlimited. Cross our border, cross our difference, stay connected. Cross the limit and stay UNLIMITED.

„unLIMITed“ is a multicultural and international form of performance. It uses symbols and meanings understandable for the majority of the spectators. The audience discovers two personalities which seem to be totally different because of their nationalities and background (european and asian), their faces, emotions and movement. On the  other hand, these two, are breaking the conventional rules and social influences by showing how similiar in fact they can be. Concept of unLIMITed is inspired by the problematic of social community –  is there any mental or physical border between people who are from different countries, environments, social and cultural circles? Is it possible to keep the differences and find common way of communication and balance in the relation? How can we overcome these limits which are created on social, cultural and political level? The story of unLIMITed is strongly connected with the topic of interpersonal relations: crossing personal limits, breaking stereothypes, exercising control etc. UnLIMITed is a performance which combines four different means of expression – movement, live music, visual art and vocal.  The music is a strong, integral element of this project. Simplicity of movement, connection with images, sound and voice give to the audience a strong visual effect and opportunity to immerse into the story.

 

 

Heather Roffe Dance Twice Removed & Continuum

Program A (3)-Heather Roffe, Dance photo by Matt Wittmeyer
Heather Roffe: (MFA) is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of Dance at Nazareth College. She has performed nationally and internationally with the Garth Fagan Dance Company, and at Jacob’s Pillow, the International Dance Festival, and the American Dance Guild Festival, in her own work, with Bill Evans Dance Company, and Assemblage Dance. In the past six years, she has also co-directed, choreographed, and performed for FuturePointe Dance, which tours nationally and internationally. Roffe’s choreography has been presented in venues across the country and internationally and has been commissioned by dance companies and college programs. In her choreography, Roffe explores the human experiences, (relationship- to each other, our world, technology, solidarity, etc). Heather Roffe, Dance and Dancers collaborate through movement to reveal and dramatize the power of human gesture and of the body’s inherent ability to convey universal themes of love, loss, compassion, and fear. In her newest work, “Continuum of Solace”, she collaborates with NYC-based composer Jane Antonia Cornish to create a string palette of motion and emotion through live music and dance.

 

 

Ariel Rivka Dance Ori & Hallelujah Eva

Program A (4)-Ariel Rivka Dance photo by DAVID GONSIER (3)
What unifies Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) is its commitment to creating work that explores emotionally driven movement with underlying currents of technique and structure. An all-female contemporary dance company, each of the eight women bring a particular perspective and interpretation of the choreography resulting in a stunning collaboration. Collaboration and accessibility are the heart of ARD, and we produce shows that incorporate various style of dance and music, exposing our audiences to quality artistry in an inviting way.
Named one of Jersey (New) Moves Emerging Choreographers, ARD will premiere works at work at NJPAC on June 17th and Rutgers University in July its and celebrate its 9th season festival with RIOULT Dance NY with world premier solos by Heidi Latsky and Elisa King at in May at New York Live Arts. Other performances include a JCC Manhattan engagement and New Jersey Tour of “The Book of Esther” and choreographic residence at LaGuardia Performance Arts High School and Moving Youth Ballet Company in New Jersey.

 

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Program B: June 18 (Sat), 9:00pm June 19 (Sun), 2:00pm

Sasha Spielvogel/Labyrinth Dance Theater The Promise of Rest, Hidden, Taboo

Program B (1)-Sasha Spielvogel_Labyrinth Dance Theater photo by Peter Figetakis 2
Labyrinth Dance Theater is a New York-based company which has performed in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Artistic Director Sasha Spielvogel is pleased to work with world-class artists who have been members of major dance companies and Broadway shows and who possess a seamless blend of dramatic intensity and technical excellence. The company has used puppets, masks, stilt walkers, and live musicians playing commissioned scores, and has garnered standing ovations in New York, London, Paris, Helsinki and Edinburgh (NOOR, Sacred and Blue). We have produced evening-length works in conjunction with the National Theater of the Deaf (Goya and the Sleep of Reason) and a dance film with an international cast (Dark Angel). Our dances explore desire and addiction, grief and ecstasy, and finally, redemption of the human heart.

Labyrinth’s work has been described as “Striking!” (The New York Times) “A POWERFUL achievement performed superbly. Ms. Spielvogel raised the art form to where it should always be:TOWERING!” (Attitude Magazine).

These dances are from an evening-length work, Come Back Once More So I Can Say Goodbye about gay life in New York City from 1965 – 1995 and the advent of AIDS which premiered at The Alvin Ailey Theater in June 2015. The Promise of Rest deals with anti-gay bullying; Hidden and Forbidden portray a dangerous time when it was necessary to hide one’s homosexuality; and Taboo tells the story of a drag queen who discovers she might be HIV positive, but will go out in a blaze of glory.

 

 

La P en V Innovative Dance Platform Pulse

Opening Night (1)-La P en V Innovative Dance Platform photo by Cheung Chi Wai 3
La P en V Innovative Dance Platform aims at the promotion of Chinese contemporary dance with high quality original works integrating the Chinese and western culture. La P en V also puts much emphasis on international exposure and experience sharing. In 2013 & 2015, we were honored to be invited to participate in the International Festival Jazz Dance Open organized by the Czech City, Pardubice, where we staged a series of performances, conducted workshops and took part in open competitions. Our original dance pieces have gained remarkable rapport in the arena in recent years. We have been invited by the Hong Kong Dance Federation for 2 consecutive years to take part in the Hong Kong Dance Expo for commissioned choreography and performances. In 2015, we were sponsored and supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to produce and choreograph a full-length dance lyric, “Imprint of Life”.

“Pulse” is an excerpt from a full-length dance production “Imprint of Life”. It is an attempt to explore interpersonal relationship and the phenomenon of alienation between people in this generation.
Interpersonal relationship has become so tangled and complicated today. Are human emotions vulnerable to the rapid changes and challenges of life……breaking down, precipitating, reshaping and finally transforming into a new kind of expression.

 

 

Tomomi Imai Hourglass

Program B (3)-Tomomi Imai photo by 2
Tomomi Imai is from Tokyo, Japan where she trained as a member of Yoshiki Homma Dance Ballet Theater and went on to win awards at the Asia National Modern Dance competition. After gaining enough professional experience, she started to choreograph with Dance Collective Sho and presented her work at the Haiyuza Theater in Tokyo. In 2001, Tomomi moved New York where she continues to create and present her work. She studied Butoh with Yukio Waguri and has danced with Toni Taylor, Above and Beyond Dance, Maxine Steinman, Susan Vencl as well as many others. Recently she received a significant award at the Sosaku choreography competition in Tokyo for the piece “Undertow”, which recalls her dreams of the 2011 Tsunami.

 

 

Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company Dance of the Furies

Program B (4)-Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company photo by Stephen DelasHeras_2
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company is the resident performing troupe of The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, based in New York City. Under the artistic direction of Lori Belilove, The Company performs over 80 authentic dances that highlight the unique qualities of Isadora Duncan’s repertoire, from the early lyrical pieces to the tragic solos, all with a purity of style and excellence of movement hailed by the international press. The all-female company is a spirited ensemble of highly trained and educated dancers; moreover, each member has received private coaching from noted Duncan authorities. They are distinguished by their deeply felt connection to the art of Isadora and to Artistic Director Lori Belilove´s interpretive vision and aesthetic sensibility. As a creative team, the troupe delves into new artistic territory as it explores ways to deliver the essence of Duncan into the 21st Century. Using extremes of the body’s awareness of weight, a rich blend of dance movement unfolds in the massive Dance of the Furies. For Isadora Duncan, the movements of the Furies are deliberately contorted as befits their deformed natures recalling Rodin’s Gates of Hell. It is fair to say that contemporary modern dance, with its stress on weight, tension and abstraction, made its first full-fledged appearance in Duncan’s Dance of the Furies in 1904. Although Isadora Duncan danced solo concerts throughout her career, she was convinced that the dance should adhere to the ideals found in ancient Greek tragedy where the function of the dancing chorus was to speak, not for one, but for all.

 

 

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Program C: June 25 (Sat), 7:00pm June 26 (Sun), 4:00pm

of bones || hollye bynum Wash Me, Pretty Little Things

Program C (1)-of bones_hollye bynum photo by Taylor Burton 3
of bones || hollye bynum is a film and stage dance production company based in Brooklyn, NY, that seeks to find commonalities between dancer and viewer by introspectively exploring the human experience. Artistic Director, Hollye Bynum, launched the company in 2013, and has since produced, curated, and directed three sold out, dance film and stage productions entitled mouthfull. at CPR. In 2014, she choreographed and directed two dance films, In Transit and Spring to Fall. In Transit made its European premiere at the Dance on Screen Festival: CineDans on March 14, 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Ms. Bynum was selected for a residency at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, December 14-20, 2015. During the residency, she created the class “How to Make a Dance Film” for the Y’s Pause/Play outreach event, produced and curated the International Dance Film Screening, and premiered an evening length production entitled, RELEASE. RELEASE featured 8 new stage works and 6 new dance films made in collaboration with Brooklyn-based production company, Beautiful Savage, Cinematographer, Kyle Crichton, and Composer, Pedi Hashemian. Recently Ms. Bynum was invited to choreograph for UNBOUND, an InstaMiniSeries project, created to promote David Bowie’s latest album, “Blackstar.” The series aired on the DavidBowie and InstaMiniSeries Instagram pages and concluded on March 22, 2016. Coming up next: July 29 – July 31, 2016 of bones || hollye bynum presents the first year of Boundless in Brooklyn: A 48 Hour Dance Film Contest with events sponsored by the Mark Morris Dance Center and Videology.
Chien-Ying Wang & Paul C. Ocampo (Equanimity, Empathetic Colloquy)
Chien-Ying Wang and Paul C. Ocampo have been making dances and dancing together for 14 years. Their works have been presented in Taiwan, the Philippines, and in the United States and has been described as “about a world-embracing approach to culture” Karen Anne Webb, Herald Correspondent. Equanimity is a metaphysical exploration of human behavior through the use of mimetic gestures, which is inherent to primal creatures. Empathetic Colloquy examines a community of people struggling in disparate and restrictive situations. In Utah, they produced Bridging Bridges, an evening-length work of five different dances. Linda C. Smith, Artistic Director of Repertory Dance Theater said: “I greatly admire them. You don’t see that many married couples collaborating on a concert. … They’ve created a gentle, feel-good evening, and they create a magic when they’re onstage together.” In New York City, Roslyn Sulcas of The New York Times said: “With the exception of “Equanimity,” choreographed and danced by Paul C. Ocampo and Chien-Ying Wang, the pieces never met any kind of professional standard at either a choreographic or performance level.”

 

 

The Chimera Project The Hidden Spot v.2

Program C (3)-The Chimera Project photo by David Hou

Established in 1999, Chimera has become a nationally recognized charity producing over twenty of Founding Artistic Director Malgorzata Nowacka’s critically-acclaimed works across Canada and internationally.

Described as “most exciting” and “most original in Canada” (The Globe and Mail), Nowacka’s works have featured many of Toronto’s most sought-after dance artists and garnered accolades such as Top 10 performances of the year in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, NOW and FASHION. Nowacka’s recognition also includes best of International Dance Festival (Toronto, 2005), the Paula Citron fFIDA Award, Toronto Emerging Artist Award, Dance Ontario Mainstage Commission (2005, 2013), and Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Awards (2005, 2014). The Chimera Project is presenting “The Hidden Spot” which explores the relationship of the sacred and the profane in a journey to find the hidden spot where faith resides. This fierce, kinetic and sensual exploration of faith, doubt and spiritual yearning uses a ritualized gestural language and extreme physicality.

About The Chimera Project: Under the artistic direction of artist and Artistic Director Malgorzata Nowacka, The Chimera Project is a renowned contemporary dance company that is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating works that resonate with audiences through compelling themes and intense raw physicality. In creating work that explodes with high-octane physicality, ferocious technique and dark gritty themes, Nowacka’s choreographic works are immersive and exciting journeys that assault the senses; they have repeatedly garnered her accolades, including one of the Top Ten Performances of the Year by Canada’s The Globe and Mail and in Toronto’s NOW Magazine.

 

 

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company “iyouuswe” (excerpts)

Program C (4)-WHITE WAVE Dance photo by Yi-Chun Wu (2)

A pioneer of “Hallyu (한류): Korean Wave”, Young Soon Kim, an internationally acclaimed choreographer whose work has been hailed for its exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich. Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. For nearly four decades, Ms. Kim and WHITE WAVE have appeared globally on principal stages including Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, Kennedy Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, National Theater of Seoul (Korea), National Theater of Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Maison de la Culture in Le Havre, France; Teatro Nazionale in Milan, Teatro Tendu Striscie in Rome, Italy; Schauspielhaus in Cologne, Germany; as well as the Festival d’Avignon in Avignon, France, among others. In 2003 Ms. Kim was featured in the documentary film Arirang: The Korean American Journey, which was premiered at the Smithsonian Institute and broadcasted nationwide by PBS. In 2013 and 2014, Ms. Kim was nominated twice for the Annual KBS Global Korean Award.

In addition, Ms. Kim has been one of the most recognized producers/curators in New York City through WHITE WAVE’s three Annual Dance Festivals: DUMBO Dance Festival, Wave Rising Series and CoolNY Dance Festival. Kim also served as a juror for New York City Department of City Affairs in 2006 and for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2014. For more information about WHITE WAVE Dance, please visit www.whitewavedance.com.

 

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Program D: June 25 (Sat), 9:00pm June 26 (Sun), 2:00pm

Elizabeth Shea Flawed, In the Seas

Flawed. IU Winter Dance 2016. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan)
Called “a remarkable contemporary dance display” by arts critic Jay Harvey, Upstage, Elizabeth Shea Dance is a chamber ensemble of dancers, musicians and visual artists who seek new ways to tell human stories through contemporary dance, music and new media. The group has recently performed as guests of Dance Kaleidoscope at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the ODC Theatre for Pushfest 2015, the Boll Theatre for the Detroit City Dance Festival, the Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre for Footprints Dance Festival, the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theatre and the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center for WHITE WAVE DUMBO Dance Festival, the Paramount Theatre for the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, the Epic Center for RADFEST, the 92nd St. Y Harkness Dance Center and the Ailey Citigroup Theatre for the American Dance Guild, and at New York Arts Live for the World Dance Alliance – Americas General Assembly. Elizabeth Shea Dance has also performed at the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College, Dean College, Indiana University, and for multiple electronic music festivals through the US. The group is currently involved in a 3-D video project with composer Jeff Hass and looks forward to its Kennedy Center debut in July on the Millennium Stage, featuring works by Elizabeth Shea and collaborators Adriane Fang and Arturo Garcia.  Elizabeth Shea Dance is thrilled to present Flawed, performed by guest artists Constance Dinapoli, Adriane Fang and Arturo Garcia, and In the Seas, danced by company member Rachel Newbrough, at the WHITE WAVE 2016 Wave Rising Series.

 
Jeanette Stoner and Dancers Dormant

Program D (2)-Jeanette Stoner and Dancers photo by Rick Casey
JEANETTE STONER has been collaborating with her performers for more than three decades. Her works are concerned with the inner landscapes of the human psyche and soul. Through innovative and provocative movement she reaches into the essential archetypal nature of humanity, exploring the beauty, absurdity, vulnerability and humor of the human condition.
Ms. Stoner performed with Truda Kaschmann in Connecticut as a young child, then as a professional dancer with the companies of Alwin Nikolais, Nancy Meehan, Sara Shelton and Elina Mooney, among others.   She was director of the Dance Theater of the Deaf and co-director of the Stoner-Hermans Dance Company.   Stoner has completed numerous choreographic commissions and artistic residencies, including the Israeli dance companies Tamar and Tamar Jerusalem, The Yard, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, the U of Illinois, the U of Minnesota, and Barnard College.   She has also taught at the American Centre in Paris, the Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab, CSC Repertory Theater, and at the Young Masters Program of the 92nd Street Y.

 

 

Azul Dance Theatre Vision, Born Within

Program D (3)-Azul Dance Theatre photo by Ayaha Atsuka
Azul Dance Theatre is collective of NY based contemporary dance artists founded by Artistic Director Yuki Hasegawa in 2004. Azul’s work has been recognized for Hasegawa’s vision of creating works influenced by traditional Japanese culture, but “vividly contemporary in feel.” The company has maintained a presence at NY venues: Ailey Citigroup Theater, 92nd Street Y, and Salvatore Capezio Theater. Azul Dance Theatre is a recipient of CUNY Dance Initiative Residency Program 2016 and New Work Grant 2016 from Queens Council on the Arts.

 

 

 

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Portrait excerpt, My Father’s Solo (from Mayne Mentshn-My People), Hourglass

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Known as a creator of evocative dances that reflect her concerns about the human condition, Carolyn Dorfman is interested in creating “worlds” into which the audience can enter. Her interdisciplinary and intercultural approach on the stage and in the community explores the rich tapestry of human experience, tradition and stories. Carolyn Dorfman Dance connects life and dance in bold, athletic and dramatic works by Carolyn Dorfman and nationally renowned choreographers and multi-disciplinary collaborators. The company’s ten multi-ethnic and stunning dancers tap their unique talents to present high-energy and technically demanding dance that unleashes the powerful storytelling and imagery of its visionary creator. This distinctive combination takes audiences on intellectual and emotional journeys that ultimately illuminate and celebrate the human experience. Hailed as a consummate storyteller, Dorfman, a child of Holocaust survivors, has also created a celebrated body of work that honors her Jewish legacy; its trials and triumphs, its treasured uniqueness and, most importantly, its universal connections. Carolyn Dorfman Dance performs at major theaters, dance festivals, universities, and impacts their communities regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Carolyn Dorfman Dance is supported in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner of the NEA; the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation; The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation; The Hyde and Watson Foundation; New Music USA; EJ Grassmann Trust; Karma Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; among other generous foundations, corporations, and individual donors committed to Carolyn Dorfman Dance’s artistry, education and community programming.

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