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WHITE WAVE Dance at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park
October 28, 2021
WHITE WAVE Dance announces three free performances of their newest production, iyouuswe II (I-You-Us-We-Two), on October 9, 28, and 30, 2021 at Bethesda Fountain, DUMBO Archway, and the Home of WHITE WAVE Dance, respectively, at 5pm EST as part of the City Artist Corps Grant Initiative. iyouuswe II is a multi-year collaboration with pioneering choreographer Young Soon Kim and composer Marco Cappelli, in collaboration with their performers, as they continue to explore the body’s three dimensions in space. Probing the weight of human emotions, the work presents a vividly colored vision where movement and mise-en-scène meld seamlessly. During this critical time of the Covid Pandemic, this piece challenges us to examine who we are and how we relate to ourselves and to each other. It is a story of developing relationships by which we struggle to find a sense of ‘i’ as part of a ‘we.’
Tuesday, October 28, 2021 at 5pm
Bethesda Fountain in Central Park
Enter from 72nd Street, both East & West side
See live performance and meet the WHITE WAVE Dancers
For tickets and more information, visit https://whitewavedance.networkforgood.com/events/33806-free-outdoor-performance-by-white-wave-dance-at-central-park-bethesda-fountain
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 5pm
Home of WHITE WAVE DANCE
150 MacDougal Street, #1fl. Brooklyn, NY 11233
See live performance at our home backyard with a reception with food & drinks.
For tickets and more information, visit https://whitewavedance.networkforgood.com/events/33813-free-performance-at-white-wave-dance-s-home
“iyouuswe II” (Work in Progress)
“iyouuswe II” (read I-You-Us-We-Two) is our multi-year collaboration by pioneering choreographer, Young Soon Kim, in collaboration with our performers, as we continue to explore the body’s 3 dimensions in space. Probing the weight of human emotions, “iyouuswe II,” a Dance Film, presents a vividly-colored vision where movement and mise-en-scène seamlessly meld. Especially during this critical time of the covid Pandemic, this piece challenges us to examine who we are, and how we relate to ourselves and to each other. It is a story of developing relationships by which we struggle to find a sense of ‘i’ as part of a ‘we.’
Choreography by Young Soon Kim, in collaboration with the performers
Original Score, performed LIVE by Marco Cappelli
Other Music by Stephan Bodzin & Angus MacRae
Cinematography by Alexander Sargent
Dancers: Casey LaVres, DaMond Garner, Eric Parra, Frances Samson, James Johnson, Lacey Baroch, Mark Willis, Noah Wang, Sumire Ishige, Alexander Sargent.
“iyouuswe II, A Dance Film” is selected to Finalist at Vancouver Independent Film Festival and an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the 2021 Espoo Digi-Dance International Film Festival (Finland) and Experimental, Dance, Music Film Festival (Canada).
Eternal NOW (Excerpts)
Revealing secret longings through utterly human stories, choreographer Young Soon Kim and WHITE WAVE Dancepresent Eternal NOW. Kim, whose work has been hailed for its exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich phrases and textures, presents this expression of movement that perpetually affirms the now, in space and time, as it reveals the inner landscape of human emotion. The result is a compelling, deeply sensual work that exemplifies the remarkable versatility of its performers and the choreographic virtuosity of its maker. Eternal NOW is the fourth and final chapter of the Here NOW series which Kim conceived and began creating in 2010.
“Eternal NOW” premiered in 2014 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Fisher).
WHITE WAVE Dance presented Eternal NOW, a Multi-Media Dance/Theater Piece, at the Asia Culture Center (ACC), in Gwangju, Korea in 2019.
Choreography by Young Soon Kim in collaboration with the performers
Original music composed & performed by Marco Cappelli
Projection Design by Kate Freer, Hao Bai
Costume design by Sarah Cubbage
Dramaturgy Adviser by James Leverett
Lighting design by Yuriy Nayer
Danced by Melissa Anderson, Lacey Baroch, Misuzu Hara, James Johnson, Casey LaVres,
Jesse Obremski, Mikelle Rindflish, Andy Santana, Mark Willis.
Music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.
About WHITE WAVE Dance
Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WHITE WAVE Dance) strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. Our mission is to be a potent stimulus for change and expansion of the dance/arts world through the production of dance concerts, classes, residencies, and education. During the Summer/Fall 2021, Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director, and choreographer of WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company, will continue creating “iyouuswe II, A Dance Film” and a stage version of the production. Multi-national, multi-cultural dancers: Andy Santana, Casey LaVres, Eric Parra, Frances Samson, James Johnson, Jesse Obremski, Joan Rodriguez, Katie Garcia, Lacey Baroch, Mark Willis, Sumire Ishige, DaMond Garner, Alexander Sargent, Noah Wang. Collaborators are Marco Capelli, composer; Cinematographer Alexander Sargent; Dramaturg James. Leverett (Yale U. DramaFaculty); & Lighting by Yuri Nayer. WHITE WAVE’s programs are supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Fund for the City of New York, The New York Community Trust’s NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund, Dance/NYC’s Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, City Artist Corps, JOHN RYAN COMPANY, and individual arts supporters like you. For more information, visit whitewavedance.org.