Help WHITE WAVE Cresting in 2017!

$665 of $20k goal

Raised by 5 people in 3 months
Young Soon Kim  BROOKLYN, NY
Help Keep WHITE WAVE Cresting in 2017!

For the past 29 years, WHITE WAVE Dance has been New York's premier institution dedicated to the future of dance in all its dazzling forms. WHITE WAVE's mission is to seek, nurture, and broaden the horizons of those rising dance makers who show the most promise to create innovative and lasting contributions to the future of dance.

As 2016 comes to a close, WHITE WAVE Dance is poised to dive into the New Year! We hope you will share in our mission by joining our End of Year Campaign!

WHITE WAVE is a unique company with a dual mission. We are, like many other dance companies dedicated to developing and producing our own innovative and multi-cultural original work. We are proud to present these productions both at home and internationally, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company will be appearing on the prestige stage of La MaMa Move! Dance Festival 2017, at the Vancouver International Dance Festival and, an extensive tour in East Asia (2018).
{Click HERE  to see "Eternal NOW" at the BAM in 2014}

In addition to that, we are committed to presenting the work of smaller companies, from the United States and abroad, who are too small to produce evening-length works in New York, the world's dance capital. Through our three annual Festivals, SoloDuo Festival in spring, Wave Rising Series in early summer, and the DUMBO Dance Festival in fall, we provide the opportunity to smaller companies, both established and cutting-edge, from around the world, to present their work on a state-of-the-art New York stage. Further, these younger companies and choreographers gain the crucial experience they need to effectively organize and promote first-class shows in their home locations.WHITE WAVE forges the path for dancers to shine. We support dancers with every resource they need to realize their vision to showcase their work through our festivals, including theater space, publicity, workshops, career advice, and networking.

However, we must always anticipate their needs and keep one step ahead. The time is now! This is the time to assist us in delivering that dream to dancers who come from across the United States and around the globe to New York City, the dance capital of the world. Please help us realize their dream by supporting what promises to be the opportunity that directs their future.

WHITE WAVE is deeply indebted to the amazing support that you have provided through the years. Every tax- deductible dollar you donate provides a moment that will leave a young dancer with a memory for a lifetime. You will open new doors to allow a young emerging choreographer to reach their goals.

Your help is an investment in experience; the reward for your generosity will be sharing our vision to inspire.

Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 will make all the difference to

• Help create new works and captivating performances by the world-class WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

• Allow over 100 dance companies and their choreographers an opportunity to present world premiere performances for the festival each year

• Enable families from every community and every socio-economic background an opportunity to participate in FREE dance classes and performances

• Help to break down the obstacles that emerging dance creators encounter by providing them with a platform to showcase their work

• Allow audiences an unparalleled opportunity to see the diversity of dance expression in a single focused setting.

With your generosity, we can achieve these goals together!

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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Update 5
Posted by Young Soon Kim
2 months ago
Dear Friend of White Wave.

The Year of the Rooster has arrived! The year will be one of intensity with opportunities to celebrate successes, while being mindful of the trappings of taking things for granted, and resting on our laurels.

White Wave Dance is working intently and intensely on preparing for exciting upcoming dance events:

· May 19th – 21st, we kick off our NYC season highlighted by performing White Wave’s newest production “iyouuswe” at “The LaMaMa Moves Dance Festival” - the undisputed Mecca of cutting-edge performance art, located in the heart of the historic East Village. Please save the dates!

· We have just begun accepting applications to our second annual SoloDuo festival, at the Poets' Den Theater in East Harlem (June 24th & 25th) and for our two-week 11th Annual Wave Rising Series, in association with the Harkness Dance center at the historic 92nd Street Y during the month of July. Both these events draw hundreds of highly qualified applicants from across the US and around the globe.

WHITE WAVE has been fortunate to have earned a number of competitive grants from prestigious organizations to support our work. Most recently, we received a grant from DCA to support our work of hosting festivals. We are grateful for those organizations and the City of New York who are recognizing our contributions to the modern and contemporary dance-scene in NY. Those grants have contributed to the sustainability of White Wave’s festival productions. Producing high-quality festivals (including providing artists with personalized coaching on development, marketing, and technical performance support) requires additional resources beyond that grants.

As our loyal friends and supporters, you have been the backbone of providing additional resources, hands-on involvement, and support in spreading the “Work of White Wave” to near and far friends. We are eternally grateful for your inspiration, perspiration, and contributions.

We invite you to continue to share in the Cresting of White Wave. So this year, as additional benefits of being our supporter, we are offering you and your friends a number of valuable benefits that will enhance your involvement with us. Besides receiving tickets to our shows all year long, you will also receive invitations for evenings of work-in-progress, and to a number of galas and social events to meet with our own artists, guest artists, composers, and collaborators.

Your support will make is possible for us to continue to ride the Halyu (한류; Korean Wave) and to make 2017 our most dynamic season ever!

Please consider making a generous donation to White Wave, and Help Keep WHITE WAVE Cresting in 2017!

Please support us today!
Thank you!

Young Soon Kim and the
Young Soon Kim interview with CNN
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Update 4
Posted by Young Soon Kim
2 months ago
We are so delighted to receive a donation from our long time supporter, fan and friend, Betty Cho! We are incredibly grateful for her generous contribution, which will help us in developing the programs that we have planned for the 2017!

We are also deeply moved by the generous contributions and encouraging comments from our recent donors: Mark Crosby, David Popalisky, David Weaver and Howard Schranz, thank you!!

Over my 4-decade career as a dancer and choreographer, I have collaborated with hundreds of co-professionals to bring the highest level of work to the public. I have worked with many of the most renowned "brand-name" choreographers and musicians in the business, but the task I find most gratifying is nurturing new talent. I am most proud of my continuing mission to bring developing and less-recognized companies from around the world to perform on the New York stage.

In this labor of love, White Wave devotes countless weeks and months to bring this talent to the attention of new audiences: we provide professional staging, lighting & design, and teach them, the basics of marketing strategies for which we bring in consultants. All these activities help us fulfill our mission to assist and mentor up-and-coming talent.

Partly grant-supported we also rely on donations from our audience, and from our wider circle of friends, supporters, and others who care about dance and innovation. To continue our efforts to bring you the best of up and coming artists we ask for your help. Please make a donation now – any amount counts.

On behalf of all up-and-coming dancers and choreographers, we thanks YOU!

May the New Year be a creative and inspirational one.

Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director

WHITE WAVE's DUMBO Dance Festival
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Update 3
Posted by Young Soon Kim
2 months ago
One of the most exciting aspects of living in New York City is the possibility of finding a new treasure each time one goes out the door. The variety of places that will brighten up our days is directly related to the creativity of the people who live here and the support that they receive to cross boundaries, explore and share with the rest of the city.

We are deeply moved by the generous contributions and encouraging comments from our recent donors: Mark Crosby, David Popalisky, David Weaver and Howard Schranz, thank you!!

Each dollar is crucial in our campaign to “Help keep WHITE WAVE Cresting in 2017!” and we are, and forever will be, incredibly grateful.

In 2017, through our three renowned festivals: DUMBO Dance Festival (October), SoloDuo Festival (May) and Wave Rising Series (June), WHITE WAVE will be presenting over 200 companies with 500+ performing artists.

Reaffirmation from our individual followers that what we do is unique and well appreciated: “White Wave's successful mission to provide meaningful--and in some cases life changing-- opportunities to hundreds of dance companies and thousands of dancers over the past 29 years is nothing short of a miraculous, ongoing achievement.” – Mark C.

Your help is an investment in experience; the reward for your generosity will be sharing our vision to inspire.
Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 will make all the difference!
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

All of us at WHITE WAVE wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year!

Young Soon Kim
and WHITE WAVE Team!
Eternal NOW by WHITE WAVE Dance at BAM
2015 DUMBO Dance Festival
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Update 2
Posted by Young Soon Kim
2 months ago
34 hours left to give in 2016!

We just launched our Year-End Campaign “Help keep WHITE WAVE cresting in 2017!” through GoFundMe and we would like to thank our recent donors David Weaver and Howard Schranz who already contributed to our campaign through our e-blast.

Your gift can have a significant impact. It will help us to continue to offer dance festivals, like DUMBO Dance Festival, Wave Rising Series, which opened to great acclaim at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center this June, and our newest SoloDuo Festival. The Festivals provide an inclusive, welcoming space for dancers and choreographers from more than 10 countries, including the United States, who come to New York to showcase their passion and talent.

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, called WHITE WAVE “a gem of the Brooklyn Community that not only produces stunning performances, but also affords other artists the opportunity to show case their vision on a stage supported by WHITE WAVE”.

We hope you will be the one who can make this pivotal moment in our company’s life a success. No amount is too small!

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

With warmest gratitude,

All of us at WHITE WAVE wishing you a Happy New Year!
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$665 of $20k goal

Raised by 5 people in 3 months
Created December 23, 2016
2 months ago
David Weaver
2 months ago(Offline Donation)
David Popalisky
2 months ago

Keep on Keeping On

Mark Crosby
2 months ago

Hooray Young Soon!

Howard Schranz
2 months ago

A highly original and innovative dance company!

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