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2017 Wave Rising Series

2017 Wave Rising Series


WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company


92 Y Harkness Dance Center Buttenwieser Hall
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128


Friday, July 7, 2017 - 8:30pm
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 4:00pm, 6:00pm



WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

WHITE WAVE Announces its 11th Anniversary WAVE RISING SERIES

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center and WHITE WAVE Dance are proud to present the 11th Anniversary Wave Rising Series at 92Y’s historic Buttenwieser Hall.

WHITE WAVE Dance, led by choreographer Young Soon Kim, curates its 11thAnniversary Wave Rising Series featuring 16 of today’s rising and eminent dancemakers from Italy, China 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.

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 NIGHTS: Celebrating 11th Anniversary WRS Opening Night will be on June 7th and the evening starts at 8:30pm with Oniin Dance Company (COR-O2, PHONÈ (W)), Mei Yamanaka (now now), LaneCoArts (Searching for a Phase Change), Miki Ohara (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!

Oniin Dance Company (COR-O2, PHONÈ (W)):The Italian contemporary dance company was founded in 2012 by Daniela Rapisarda, who is its artistic director and choreographer. Under her direction the Company has obtained international success and recognition, thanks to the elaboration of a fresh, dynamic and refined style and of a wide and original repertoire created in synergy with the choreographer and dancer Alessandro Vacca, who has been collaborating with the Company from 2012.

Mei Yamanaka (now now):Mei Yamanaka studied classic ballet from 6 years old, and from 18 years old, she started to learn contemporary modern dance. She has performed various places such as Split Bills at Triskelion, Under exposed at dixon place, Movement Research at Judson Church, Performance mix festival at HERE , First Look at The Green Building, Dumbo dance festival, And more in NYC. This ‘now now’ is set choreography but we would play every moment. It's more like conversion than read lines.

LaneCoArts (Searching for a Phase Change):LaneCoArts explores the concept of communication in today’s technologically driven world through a self-referential process of collaboration with other artists where the juxtaposed creative languages engender a process of interchange and cross-pollination. The goal: connect with today’s audience through meaningful social commentary and physically charged dance dramas.

Miki Ohara (Broken Memory):Miki Orihara is best known for her work as a principal dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, which she joined in 1987. In addition to performing the Graham repertory, she has worked closely with the renowned Japanese-American dancer, choreographer and director, Yuriko, preserving her unique approach to Graham Technique. Orihara has performed in the Broadway production of The King and I, with the Elisa Monte, Dance Troupe, PierGroupDance, Lotuslotus, Twyla Tharp, Martha Clarke, Anne Bogart (SITI Company),Theatre of Yugen(SF,CA) and Robert Wilson. She has presented her own choreography in New York and in Tokyo as a guest artist for Japan’s New National Theater.

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (iyouuswe (excerpts)):A pioneer of “Hallyu (한류): Korean Wave”, Young Soon Kim, an internationally acclaimed choreographer who has been hailed for her exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich work. Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Dance strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless.

 “Kim's choreography is highly charged, full of yearning leg extensions, trembling gestures both provocative and shy…”

- Elizabeth Zimmer, Dance Magazine


2017 Wave Rising Series performance schedule:

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

Oniin Dance Company (COR-O2, PHONÈ (W)))

Mei Yamanaka (now now)

LaneCoArts (Searching for a Phase Change)

Miki Ohara (Broken Memory)

VADCO/Valerie Alpert Dance Company (Until Home)

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


Program A: Sat, Jun 8, 7PM & Sun, Jun 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))

Program B: Sat, Jun 8, 9PM & Sun, Jun 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)

Program C: Sat, Jun 15, 7PM & Sun, Jun 16, 6PM
tedted Performance Group (Pressing On)

Cross Move (Prohibit)

Pascal Rekoert/Flexicurve (Abschied, Vowel Town)

Tanner Ryan Dance Projects (Life Looking Down (excerpt))


Program D: Sat, Jun 15, 9PM & Sun, Jun 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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