White Wave Dance is now accepting applications for the 22nd Annual DUMBO Dance Festival

White Wave Dance is accepting applications for the 22nd Annual DUMBO Dance Festival, presented June 22-25, 2023 at the Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NYC. The deadline for special Early Bird requests ($80 standard application fee per work; $90 application fee per work if applying for the Grand Finals) is November 28, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. ET. The deadline for regular entries is December 20, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. ET ($90 standard entry fee per work; $100 entry fee per work if applying for the Grand Finals). To apply, CLICK HERE.

Applications must be for pieces of a maximum duration of 9 minutes (group performances) or 6 minutes (solos). Each choreographer or company may submit up to two applications. Each application requires a separate, completed application form and a non-refundable application fee.

The four-day festival will feature more than 70 dancers from the New York metro area and across the country, selected by a panel of distinguished presenters and dance artists.

White Wave’s mission is to act as a powerful stimulus to broaden the horizons of dance by producing dance concerts, festivals, residencies and educational activities. White Wave offers dancers the opportunity to come together, create and present new work on prestigious stages to discerning New York audiences.

For inquiries regarding DDF 2023, please contact Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director at 718-855-8822 or by email at [email protected]

About the WHITE WAVE dance

Founded in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WHITE WAVE Dance) strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting both modern and timeless themes and philosophies. Our mission is to be a powerful stimulus for change and expansion in the world of dance and the arts through the production of dance concerts, courses, residencies and education.

About WHITE WAVE

Founded in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WHITE WAVE) strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting both modern and timeless themes and philosophies. Our mission is to be a powerful stimulus for change and expansion in the world of dance and the arts through the production of dance concerts, courses, residencies and education. Artistic Director Young Soon Kim’s vision is vast, challenging the threshold of dance, music, theater and visual arts, rushing forward to create new possibilities. Ms. Kim creates works of vision and body language with respect and awe of the new that challenge and expand the boundaries of dance. We provide emerging and established choreographers/companies with a place in New York where they can gather, create, rehearse and present new dance work through our festivals.

www.whitewavedance.org.

Mission and brief history of WHITE WAVE

Founded by Korean-born Young Soon Kim in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company is dedicated to inspiring audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting both modern and timeless themes and philosophies. We constantly strive to be a powerful stimulus for progress and evolution in the world of dance and the arts. By producing dance concerts, festivals and educational activities, WHITE WAVE Dance offers both new and seasoned choreographers/companies an encouraging environment where they can create, collaborate and present new work in the undisputed dance capital of the world, New York. .

WHITE WAVE established DDF in 2001 in response to the dance community’s need for performance opportunities that would not only showcase, but also produce the work of emerging choreographers at minimal cost to the artist. The festival is now recognized as New York’s most prestigious gathering of pioneering choreography, encouraging experimentation, creativity and originality.

To date, WHITE WAVE Dance has proudly presented over 3,000 choreographers/dance companies and over 22,500 performers to a total of over 90,500 spectators.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director of WHITE WAVE Dance, is a nationally and internationally renowned choreographer, whose work has been hailed for its uplifting, visually stunning and emotionally rich phrases and textures.

In addition to her role as a performer and artistic director, Ms. Kim established a series of dance festivals soon after the inauguration of the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in 2001.

Since then, she has become one of New York’s most recognized producer/curators. Ms. Kim was also a juror for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in 2006 and for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2014.

After the world premiere at La MaMa Moves 2017! Dance Festival, The Canadian premiere of “iyouuswe” (read as I-You-Us-We-two) by WHITE WAVE Dance at the 2018 Vancouver International Dance Festival was a resounding success! WHITE WAVE performed “Eternal NOW” on our hugely successful 2019 tour of Korea and China. In Gwanju, Korea, we performed at a special event at the Asian Cultural Center, one of the most prestigious arts complexes in all of Asia. There we participated in the opening celebration of the 2019 FINA World Championship Masters Games, a sporting event that rivals the Olympics. Then we flew to China to perform at the Ningbo Cultural Plaza, as part of a Sino-American cultural exchange program. A dazzled sold-out audience greeted us at each performance!

During the summer/fall of 2021, Young Soon Kim continuously premiered “iyouuswe II, A Dance Film” and a stage version of the production.

In October 2021, WHITE WAVE Dance presented three free performances of their new production, iyouuswe II (I-You-Us-We-Two), on October 9 and 30, 2021 at DUMBO Archway, and two shows at the Home of WHITE WAVE Dance at 5 p.m. as part of the City Artist Corps Grant Initiative.

“iyouuswe II, A Dance Film” was selected as a finalist of the 2022 Cannes International Film Festival, the Paris International Short Film Festival, the Vancouver Independent Film Festival and an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the International Short Film Festival London 2021, Espoo International Film Festival Digi-Dance (Finland) and Experimental, Dance, Music Film Festival (Canada).

“There are people who just have a lot of energy, and Korean-born choreographer Young Soon Kim is clearly one of them.” -Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times

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, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC COVID- 19 Response and Impact Fund of the New York Community Trust, Dance/NYC’s Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Mosaic Network & Fund, John Ryan COMPANY and individual arts supporters like you.

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