WHITE WAVE DANCE invites you to join our Silent Auction & Holiday Party on Dec. 14th!

Dear Friends of WHITE WAVE,

This year, we all have so much to be thankful for. And WHITE WAVE is especially thankful for all the love and support our friends bring us all year long.

As 2017 draws to close, we look back on this very successful year, and thank you for being an important part of it. Your support has always been vital in bringing us closer to our goals of producing and presenting the very best of Contemporary Dance.

The year began on a high note in May with the critically-acclaimed and sold-out box office World Premiere of “iyouuswe,” kicking off the prestigious LaMama Moves! Festival in Manhattan’s East Village. As the year progressed, we produced three large Festivals: In Spring, the SoloDuo Festival in Downtown Manhattan, In Summer, the WAVE RISING Series at the 92Y, and in Autumn, the DUMBO Dance Festival at the Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter. In all, we presented 117 companies comprising 500 dancers to a total audience of 4,500.

To celebrate these achievements, we invite you, our loyal supporters, to our Holiday Party, which will include, for the very first time, a silent auction of original fine art, curated by the well-known Art Advisor, Jessica Davidson, to benefit a new home for WHITE WAVE. From 2000-2014, WW had our own studio/theater space, at 25 Jay Street, later known as the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater. And now it is time to inaugurate a new DUMBO home where we can rehearse, create new productions, present our original work and Festivals and to provide community outreach and education.

This silent auction will include works by some of today’s leading artists— Ran Hwang, Eleanora Kupencow, Chakaia Booker, Marylyn Dintenfass, Marco Santini, Denise Penizzotto, Maria Negulescu, Robert Aitchison, Patrice Yourdon, Sook Jin Jo, Stanley Casselman, Riad Miah, Francesca Lorenzini. WHITE WAVE will perform an excerpt from our own “iyouuswe.”

Please join us on December 14th, 6-8 pm at 100, Jay Street (PH #32D), Brooklyn, to support this new, very important step. We look forward to seeing you there!

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We are sure that you are going to help us in this new step!
Thanks for your loyal support of our art!

With Love and Gratitude,


Capital Campaign to raise funds for WHITE WAVE’s New Home with 20 Artsworks

Click HERE to see Art Works!

Our featured artists include:

Ran Hwang
In 1997, the artist moved to New York City to study at the School of Visual Arts. Hwang has exhibited at several international institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; the Queens Museum of Art, New York; IMAS (International Museum of Art and Science), McAllen,Texas; The Hudson Valley Center for the Arts, New York; UNESCO Paris; the Third Floor-Hermès, Singapore; House of Dior, Seoul; and the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM), Singapore.

Eleanora Kupencow
Is a painter and sculpture whose work has been shown in the U.S and Europe. Kupencow’s paintings, intrinsically related to her sculpture in color, form, theme and scale, feature the common elements of joy and movement. Six of her “Fun Seetz” (sculptures for sitting, reclining and climbing) are permanently installed at a pedestrian plaza on Old Fulton Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Sook Jin Jo
Has exhibited internationally since 1984, and has been over 30 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions. Her work can be found in private and public collections, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea and Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami, Florida.

Marylyn Dintenfass
Is an internationally known artist whose work is found in major public collections. Among the institutions that have acquired her work are: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts. Dintenfass has twice been a MacDowell Fellow and has received both an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and two Project Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She was, for ten years, a member of the faculty at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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Young Soon Kim interview for S.CASA Magazine
(Nov. 2017)


“나의 예술에 타협은 없습니다” WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company 단장 김영순

뉴욕뿐만 아니라 한국을 포함한 전 세계 무용계에서 김영순은 유명인이다. 그녀는 무엇무엇을 한 사람으로 기억되기보다, 죽을 때까지 오직 ‘춤꾼 김영순’이고 싶다고 했다.

그녀의 수많은 업적을 되돌아보는 대신, 춤꾼 김영순, 예술가 김영순이 누구인지를 들어보기로 했다.

Young Soon Kim expresses the feeling of dancing on the stage as “a state in which the earth and the sky become one”.
김영순은 무대에서 춤을 출 때의 느낌을 “땅과 하늘이 하나가 되는 상태”라고 표현한다.

정말 완벽하게 몰입이 된 상태에 이르면 내가 없어지고 우주와 하나가 되는 느낌이 들어요. 다시 말해서, 춤을 추는 순간에 몰입이 되면 김영순은 없어지고, 내 몸은 순수하게 스토리를 전달하는 수단(vehicle)이 돼요. 내가 없어지고 내가 추는 춤만 남는 거죠. 그 엑스터시(extasy: 완벽한 몰입으로 인한 무아의 경지) 상태에 다다르면 내 몸과 마음과 영혼이 춤 속에서 하나가 되면서 단순히 스토리를 전달하는 차원을 넘어 트랜스(transformation: 영감을 주는 상태)가 일어나는 차원으로 가게 되요.
When I’m in a state that is so perfectly immersed, I feel like I’m gone and become one with the universe. In other words, when I’m immersed in the moment of dancing, Young Soon Kim disappears and my body becomes a vehicle for delivering stories in a pure way. I’m gone and I’m dancing. When I reach the state of ecstasy, my body, mind and soul become one in the dance, and beyond the level of conveying the story, the transformation takes place.~~from the article

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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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