We cordially invite you to the…
W H I T E W A V E Annual Dinner
in support of WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim
Dance Company’s Far East Tour to China & Korea


Saturday, April 21st, 7:00pm at WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater in DUMBO

Hailed as a stunning and passionate dancer, Young Soon Kim and her 16-member companywill be touring the Far East this June. In China, the troupe will appear at majestic theaters in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong; in Korea, the company will perform at theSungnam Arts Center in Seoul and open the 2012 Festival Bitgoul Oh! in Gwangju. Your presence at our Annual Dinner will help us get our show on the road!

On April 21st, our theater will be transformed into an elegant party space where attendees will enjoy a delectable sit-down dinner of Korean delicacies! There will be stunning contemporary dance by the company and live performances of a genre-bending combination of jazz and Korean Pansori music. The night concludes with a Soulful Dance Party.

Shanghai Grand Theatre in China(upper)<br /> Seongnam Arts Center and Bitgoul Cultural Center for Citizens in Korea(lower)
Shanghai Grand Theatre in China(upper) Seongnam Arts Center and Bitgoul Cultural Center for Citizens in Korea(lower)

Featured Speakers:
Marty Markowitz (Brooklyn Borough President)
Woo Sung Lee (Director of the Korean Cultural Service NY)

Silent Auction Featuring:
Korean traditional costume by master craftsperson, Young Hee Lee
Gorgeous clothing by fashion icon, Gemma Kahng

Exquisite Live Music:
Live performances of a genre-bending combination of jazz and Korean traditional Pansoriwhich is vocal and percussion music.

Dazzling Dance Performance by:
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

Featured Speakers 

Marty Markowitz (Brooklyn Borough President)

No one works harder for all 2.6 million Brooklynites than Marty Markowitz. Since entering Borough Hall in January 2002, Marty has reinvigorated the office of borough president, serving as the tireless chief advocate for Brooklyn’s economic, social and cultural interests, while initiating and promoting efforts to improve Brooklynites’ quality of life. Born and raised in Crown Heights, Marty graduated from Wingate High School in 1962. He received his B.A. in Political Science after attending evening sessions at Brooklyn College from 1962 to 1970. Elected to the New York State Senate in 1978, Marty represented Central Brooklyn for 23 years. In 2001, he became the first borough president elected in the new millennium; he was honored to be re-elected to his third term in 2009.

Woo Sung Lee (Director of the Korean Cultural Service NY)

Woo Sung Lee is a foreign officer of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. The Korean Cultural Service NY operates under the authority of the Korean Consulate General in New York. Mr. Lee began his post on October 1st, 2010. Before coming to New York, he worked as a chief officer at the department of Planning & Coordination, as well as at the Cultural Content Industry Offices of the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism for over 20 years in Korea. He has been involved and committed to Korean culture for a long period of time, which has helped him to obtain high authority and knowledge on Korean culture.

Silent Auction by:

Korean traditional costume by master craftsperson, Young Hee Lee

Young Hee Lee

Lee Young Hee is Hanbok designer of fame. She has worked and designed the beauty of Korean traditional clothes, Hanbok to notify pretty unknown dress of Korean people to the Western since early 1990s. She is currently the representative of Miraemunhwa foundation which has a goal to be a bridge of culture from Seoul to other cities and also operates Maison de Lee Young hee in Gangnamgu, Seoul. For more about Young Hee Lee, please visit at www.lyhkm.org
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Gorgeous clothing by fashion icon, Gemma Kahng

Gemma Kahng

Gemma Kahng burst onto the fashion scene in the eary 90’s with an instant success. Her first collection was picked up by stores across the United States, acclaimed by fashion editors and featured in Vogue. She went to on to open boutiques in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and has dressed celebrites from Madonna to Sharon Stone. Gemma pays homage to both classic and modern history and culture, incorporating rich legacies of style in her unique, beautiful collection. For more about Gemma Kahng, please visit at www.gemmakahng.com
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Dazzling Dance Performance by: WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

Acclaimed nationally and internationally, Young Soon Kim’s choreography  has been described as visually stunning and emotionally rich.
Here NOW So Long explores the turbulence of human emotions;
Here NOW will weave together panoramic video images by David Tirosh,
a live performance of an original composition for guitars and electronics by
Marco Cappelli and the fluid dramatic movement of
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.

Choreographed & Directed by Young Soon Kim in collaboration with the performers
Original Music Composed & Performed by Marco Cappelli
Video by David Tirosh
Lighting design by Daniel Meeker
Dramaturgy by James Leverett

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

Here NOW original music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.

Exquisite Live Music:

Live performances of a genre-bending combination of jazz and Korean
traditional Pansori, which is a vocal and  percussional music performed
by a singer. 

What the Press says..

“Young Soon Kim is a stunning performer… passionate dancing…”
Elizabeth Zimmer, DANCE Magazine

SSOOT is an extremely well crafted, visually stunning, emotionally rich work…
Young Soon Kim makes generic modern-dance vocabulary serve a wide range of expressive functions.”

Young Soon Kim makes generic modern-dance vocabulary serve a wide range of expressive functions.”
– Lisa Jo Sagolla, Backstage

Tickets Information:

Buffet with Table Seating $250
V.I.P. Table Service $450

Tables (10 people)
Buffet with Table Seating $2500
V.I.P. Table Service $4500

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Contact us at wwyskdc@gmail.com or 718. 855. 8822

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company receives support from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; the Puffin Foundation; New York Community Trust; Korean Cultural Service, NY; the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Republic of Korea, Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, and the John Ryan Company.

If you cannot attend WHITE WAVE’s Annual Dinner, please consider making a tax deductible
contribution of any size in support of our Far East Tour
Make a Donation to WHITE WAVE Here

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