WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

Our mission is to be a potent stimulus for change and expansion of the dance and arts world through dance performances, classes, residencies, and education.

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.

Founded by Korean-born Young Soon Kim in 1988, the WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company is dedicated to inspiring audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless.

WHITE WAVE presents our 5th Annual SoloDuo Dance Festival featuring 29 dancemakers from the New York Metro area, from across the U.S., and Cuba, Spain, Italy, Hungary & Japan. 

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A pioneer of “Hallyu (한류): Korean Wave”, Young Soon Kim, an internationally acclaimed choreographer whose work has been hailed for its exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich. Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. For nearly four decades, Ms. Kim and WHITE WAVE have appeared globally on principal stages including Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, Kennedy Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, National Theater of Seoul (Korea), National Theater of Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Maison de la Culture in Le Havre, France; Teatro Nazionale in Milan, Teatro Tendu Striscie in Rome, Italy; Schauspielhaus in Cologne, Germany; as well as the Festival d’Avignon in Avignon, France, among others. In 2003 Ms. Kim was featured in the documentary film Arirang: The Korean American Journey, which was premiered at the Smithsonian Institute and broadcasted nationwide by PBS. In 2013 and 2014, Ms. Kim was nominated twice for the Annual KBS Global Korean Award.... Read More

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There are people who simply have a lot of energy, and the Korean-born choreographer Young Soon Kim is clearly one of them.” – Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times 2008.

Our Work

Eternal NOW

at Asia Culture Center

Eternal NOW by WHITE WAVE Dance at Asia Culture Center:

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company presented Eternal NOW Multi-Media Dance/Theater Piece at the Asia Culture Center (ACC), in Gwangju, Korea.

Revealing secret longings through utterly human stories, choreographer Young Soon Kim and WHITE WAVE Dance present 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).

- 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

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