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In 1977, I came to the US from Korea with $240 and the dream to dance. 34 years later, my company is making a homecoming tour to Asia!

To all of our backers: Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking us over the top and making it possible for us to meet our goal!

To anyone who has considered pledging but has not done so yet: please take this moment in these last hours of our campaign to add your support to our cause! 

Dance Magazine has lauded WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company’s “stunning performers (and) passionate dancing” and praised Kim’s choreography as “highly charged.”  Check out our video to learn about our rich 24-year history & Kim’s 3 decades in dance!

In June, Kim and her company will make a long-anticipated Far East tour to 3 cities in Korea; their program features 11 stunning dancers, live music and live video art.

WHITE WAVE is already booked in stunning venues in Seoul, Gwangju, and Sungnam, and we are ready to pack our bags!  However, we still must raise $10,000 to cover tech and production costs.  With your help, our company can make this amazing journey to Asia!

WHITE WAVE TOUR REPERTORY

Here NOW So Long: Architectural Design of the Human Heart

Choreographed & Directed by Young Soon Kim
Original Music Composed & Performed by Marco Cappelli
Music by Sam Crawford & Zeb Gould, Allen Won, Szymon Broszka
Visuals by video and filmmaker David Tirosh
Lighting design by Daniel Meeker
Dramaturgy by James Leverett 
Costume coordination by Young Soon Kim

Danced by Miguel Anaya, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward, Kyla Ernst-Alper, Amanda Hinchey, Faith Hunter Kimberling, Juhwan Hwang, Misuzu Hara, Trenard Mobley, Emily Pope-Blackman, Jake Szczypek, Mei Yamanaka

Here NOW So Long explores the turbulence of human emotions, weaving together panoramic video images by David Tirosh, a performance by “new music” guitar virtuoso Marco Cappelli of an original work commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation, and the fluid dramatic movement of WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.

Here NOW So Long consists of 16 scenes and expresses the human emotions with solo, duet, trio and group dance which extends and break the barriers of contemporary dance whose theme is love and inner conflict.

숯 SSOOT
Artistic Director: Young Soon Kim
Music: Ki Young Kim, David Daring
Video: Joel Cantor
Stage: Philippe Vercruyssen
Lighting Design: Dan Meeker
Costume: Young Bom Ma

Danced by Miguel Anaya, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward, Kyla Ernst-Alper, Amanda Hinchey, Faith Hunter Kimberling, Juhwan Hwang, Misuzu Hara, Trenard Mobley, Emily Pope-Blackman, Jake Szczypek, Mei Yamanaka and Young Soon Kim

숯SSOOT takes its name from a Korean word, which literally translates as charcoal in English but is also used colloquially to mean "fresh energy." Choreographed and directed by Young Soon Kim, SSOOT I received its World Premiere in Ms. Kim’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at Dance Theater Workshop in 2007. SSOOT I (opening to dark wood), a two-part full evening length work for sixteen performers, opens with a delirious highly exposed portrayal of visually provocative and personally intimate movement. SSOOT expresses the inner conflict of humans mesmerized by the world's sorrow and its undeniable beauty. SSOOT seeks to reveal the emotional landscape and inner lives of its characters in their most raw and vulnerable form along with the secret longings of utterly human stories. In this work, dancers interact with live video and edited images simultaneously presented on widescreen monitors by Joel Cantor.

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    Recognition as a supporter of WHITE WAVE’s Far East tour at whitewavedancenyc.com

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    As above, PLUS: A pair of VIP Seats at WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater for one program in WHITE WAVE’s 2012 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (Sept. 28-30) or 2013 COOL NEW YORK DANCE FESTIVAL (Jan. 30 – Feb. 10, 2013) (not including benefit performances)

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    All of the above, PLUS Pairs of VIP Seats for three additional shows in WHITE WAVE’s 2012 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL or 2013 COOL NEW YORK DANCE FESTIVAL (not including benefit performances) PLUS A special invitation to a WHITE WAVE Open House – meet with Dancers and Artistic Director Young Soon Kim

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    All of the above, PLUS: 2012 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL poster, signed by Artistic Director Young Soon Kim, PLUS A subscription for two to THREE PROGRAMS in WHITE WAVE’s 2012 WAVE RISING SERIES (Oct. 17 – Nov. 4, 2012; Value: $120!)

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    All of the above, PLUS: Subscription for two to an ADDITIONAL THREE PROGRAMS (6 total!) in the 2012 WAVE RISING SERIES (Total Value: $240!)

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    All of the above, PLUS: A private Yoga Class with a certified instructor (available from August, 2012 - Value: $100), PLUS Invitation for two to a private showing/rehearsal by WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company prior to Tour to China & Korea, PLUS V.I.P. seats for two at WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company’s August 17, 2012 performance at New York Summerstage!

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    All of the above, PLUS: One free 10-week child's dance course in WHITE WAVE's "Kids Can Dance" Education Program (Value: $260!), PLUS A pair of FREE V.I.P. tickets to WHITE WAVE’s 2012 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL GALA Opening Night! (Sept. 27; a $500 value!)

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    All of the above, PLUS: A home-cooked dinner for two of Korean Specialties hosted by Artistic Director Young Soon Kim, PLUS A beautiful large printed photo image of WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (size 19.5 X 15.5 inch), PLUS Invitation for two to a private showing/rehearsal by WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company in May, 2012, prior to its Tour to China & Korea

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    All of the above, PLUS: Recognition for 12 months as a “WHITE WAVE Partner” on our website and on all programs distributed at WHITE WAVE productions, PLUS An additional pair of FREE V.I.P. tickets (4 total!) to WHITE WAVE’s 2012 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL GALA Opening Night! ($1,000 total value!), PLUS Written and verbal recognition as a sponsor of WHITE WAVE’s 2012 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL GALA Opening Night (Sept. 27, 2012)

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    All of the above, PLUS: A private reception at WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater for you and up to 20 guests, including a live performance by WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

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