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La MaMa presents the World Premiere of “iyouuswe” by WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company at the 2017 La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

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We are pleased to invite you to the World Premiere of iyouuswe at La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 East 4th Street, New York City) from May 18 to 21. WHITE WAVE Dance presents the opening program of this year’s La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival.

iyouuswe (I-You-Us-We) was born from an exciting collaboration between WHITE WAVE’s artistic director, Young Soon Kim and its nine dazzling dancers over the past 12 months. The piece – exhilarating, provocative and shy — scored to original music by longtime collaborator Ki Young, a “borderless musician,” is an uninterrupted 65-minute journey that will challenge us to examine who we are and how we relate to ourselves, and to each other. It’s a story about developing meaningful relationships in which we struggle to seek a sense of ‘i’ as part of a ‘we.’

iyouuswe reunites WHITE WAVE Dance with composer/musician Ki Young, dramaturg James Leverett, and lighting designer Yuriy Nayer. Expressly created for the dancers (Anton Martynov, Guanglei Hui, Cara Seymour, Tsai Hsi Hung, Mikelle Rindflish, Mark Willis, Casey LaVres, James Johnson, Juhwan Hwang), this piece will take their creative energies to new heights, transforming “iyouuswe” into a multi-dimensional ‘tour-de-force.’

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GALA NIGHT May 19, 2017

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7:00PM Performance
8:15PM Gala Celebration with Live Music

This performance is part of the 2017 La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, a prestigious annual event. Our engagement with this Festival is a major milestone in the storied history of White Wave. Please join us to celebrate this partnership at the Gala Night performance and reception at La MaMa with a champagne toast and live music!

Gala Ticket: $75 (Friend) | $150 VIP (Benefactor)

Click HERE for Gala Tickets

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Sneak Preview of “iyouuswe” video

iyouuswe by WHITE WAVE Dance Photo by Yi-Chun Wu 4 cropped

https://vimeo.com/213270932

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Performance Schedule of “iyouuswe”

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WHITE WAVE YOUNG SOON KIM DANCE COMPANY

Running time: 65 minutes
At La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theatre: 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Thursday May 18 at 7pm
Friday May 19 at 7pm (Performance followed by GALA Reception)
Saturday May 20 at 12-5pm (La MaMa’s Block Party – a FREE outreach event)
Sunday May 21 at 4pm (Q&A after the Performance)

General Admission: $25 | $20 (Students/Seniors) Except Saturday, May 20.
For Tickets go to LaMaMa/iyouuswe | 646-430-5374
For more information: LaMaMa.org| 646-456-6761

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