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Monday, September 3, 2012 - 6:00pm



WHITE WAVE announces its 7th annual WAVE RISING SERIES featuring 21 dance companies showcased in the acclaimed three week festival.  Selected by panel of esteemed presenters and dance artists in New York, a group of talented,established and rising national and international dancemakers will appear in this year’s SERIES. The companies will present new choreography and established repertoire three times within a festival week. The Festival (October 17 - November 4, 2012) will take place at WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater, located at 25 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Tickets are $18 in advance and may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. Discount group tickets are available by contacting WHITE WAVE at 2012wrs@gmail.com or 718.855.8822.


WHITE WAVE’s Artistic Director Young Soon Kim founded the WAVE RISING SERIES in 2006 as a platform for companies who may not have the resources to stage full productions of their works. WAVE RISING is one of the only series of its kind in New York City, offering rising choreographers the opportunity to present their work on a large scale, often for the first time, alongside a group of invited companies from among the most visionary names in contemporary dance. TheWAVE RISING SERIES, which started by presenting local companies, now features innovative dancemakers from around the world. Roslyn Sulcas of the New York Times wrote in 2008, “(The WAVE RISING SERIES)’s attempt to showcase a broad variety of work is admirable. Tickets are cheap and dancing plentiful; it’s a good mix. 


PREVIEW NIGHT: New for this year, Preview Night takes place each Wednesday of the Festival (Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31). The evening starts at 7:30pm with 10-minute-snippets of the featured companies for that week. By 9:00pm the party starts with great drinks & eats provided by local businesses, music, and a floor wide open for anything to happen! Tickets 0 at the door, 5 in advance, and includes performances, food, and drink.


PREVIEW NIGHT TICKETS 0 at the door, 5 in advance, and includes performances, food, and drink.


SERIES TICKETS 5 at the door, $18 in advance. To purchase tickets, visit: www.whitewavedance.com  Series Packages available include: Series Sampler (choose any 3 Programs) for 0, Series Supporter (All 6 Programs) for $95. These package offer savings of up to 30% off face value! Other packages are available by contacting WHITE WAVE at 2012wrs@gmail.com or 718.855.8822.

2012 WAVE RISING SERIES Performance Schedule



Program A Performances:   THU OCT 18 at 7:30pm   SAT OCT 20 at 7:30pm    SUN OCT 21 at 4:00pm

Dance Company                                                                                               Title of Work                                                     

Pulse & Puppet (Montreal, Canada)                                                             Infractions

Thomas/Ortiz Dance (NY)                                                                              Leverage and Un-damely

Tomomi Imai (NY)                                                                                             Deep Blue

Hudson de Trujillo (NY)                                                                                   Journey


Program B Performances:   FRI OCT 19 at 7:30pm      SAT OCT 20 at 4:00pm     SUN OCT 21 at 7:30pm

Theodora Boguszewski/ The Hoover Dam Collective (NY)                               How to Make It

DOUBLE VISION  (VT)                                                                                       ShiftSCAPE

Dorcas Roman Dance Theatre (CA)                                                            The Law of Attraction



Program C Performances: THU OCT 25 at 7:30pm     SAT OCT 27 at 7:30pm     SUN OCT 28 at 4:00pm

Matthew Westerby Company (NY)                                                           My Heart Is Breaking and Saturn Sky

Alexandra Elliott (Winnipeg, Canada)                                                          Drawn

Jessican DiMauro/DiMauro Dance (NY)                                                   Everything is Blue in this World

Flexicurve (NY)                                                                                                   Colors and STATE


Program D Performances: FRI OCT 26 at 7:30pm      SAT OCT 27 at 4:00pm      SUN OCT 28  7:30pm

Nadine Martinez & Proyecto 3er Espacio  (PR)                                     Gris

DeMa Dance (NY)                                                                                             Stages

Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama (NY)                                                            Sangre & Arena



Program E Performances: THU NOV 1 at 7:30pm     SAT NOV 3 at 7:30pm     SUN NOV 4 at 4:00pm

ABD Productions/Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers (CA)                       Forgiveness Project: Part one

Li Chiao-Ping Dance (WI)                                                                                Hado and Shifting Ground

Hwa Suk Lee Dance Project (Korea)                                                           Throbbing


Program F Performances: FRI NOV 2 at 7:30pm      SAT NOV 3 at 4:00pm      SUN NOV 4 at 7:30pm

Lenora Lee Dance (CA)                                                                                   The Escape

MADboots dance co. (NJ)                                                                              ALL GOOD SONS

Jennifer Mellor Dance Project (NY)                                                           Love/Lost

SunHeon Dance Company (Korea)                                                             Into the Korea

High resolution photos are available for downloading at photobucket : 2012 WAVE RISING SERIES SELECTED PHOTOS

For further details, please visit our website: www.whitewavedance.com


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Korean Cultural Service, NY; the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Republic of Korea and is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


We also thank the Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust and the Brooklyn Arts Council JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program for each awarding WHITE WAVE with capacity-building grants, and express our deep gratitude to our principal philanthropic supporter, the John Ryan Company.


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