Cool New York Dance Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival New York, New York, USA
Festival Contact Information

White Wave
25 Jay Street, Suite 100
Brooklyn, New York 11201-1139 USA
Phone: +01 718-855-8822

Festival Description

WHITE WAVE has provided countless opportunities for rising choreographers to introduce their work to the vital New York audience and to enter the mainstream of the contemporary dance field. We are also committed to making great dance accessible to wider audiences.

WHITE WAVE will be hosting and producing the COOL NEW YORK DANCE FESTIVAL (CNYDF), celebrating the company’s annual winter dance extravaganza of cutting-edge choreography. The Festival originated in 2004 as a component of Cool New York, the City’s winter celebration of “arts and parks” events. Our Festival features both young luminaries and well-known ensembles, bringing a wide spectrum of talents from all across the United States and beyond into the New York City spotlight.

WHITE WAVE’s regular programs include a variety of educational programs for children, who are incorporated into special “A Day for the Family” matinees. These shows provide an opportunity for WHITE WAVE’s family audiences enjoy the art of movement together, instilling the love of dance in both young and old.

Festival Dates January 31 - February 10, 2013
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Festival Events:

Highlights 2013:
  • Opening Night Benefit
    Wedneday, January 30, 2013, at 7:00pm
    • Join us for Cocktails + Hors D’ouvres + Stellar Performances + Celebration. Don’t miss this exciting start of our milestone 10th Anniversary CoolNY 2013 Dance Festival, Thursday – Sunday January 31 – February 10th. CoolNY originated in 2004 as a component of Cool New York, the City’s winter celebration of “arts and parks” events. Mayor Bloomberg put his personal stamp of approval on the celebration, deeming it “the perfect opportunity to get out this winter season, explore new neighborhoods and appreciate the magic of the city.” Opening Night is a rare opportunity to mingle and converse with featured performers and choreographers, such as Hwa Suk Lee Dance Project (Korea), Yin Yue Dance Company, Theodora Boguszewski, Enzo Celli – Celli Contemporary Ballet (Italy), Nehara Kalev and WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.
      Opening Night Benefit Tickets $50 at SmartTix 212-868-4444
  • After Sandy, Recovering & Reopening
    • We are proud to unveil our newly renovated space, transformed after Hurricane Sandy. Take a tour of WHITE WAVE’s improved facilities – a basement double in size, new dressing room, and greater office and storage space. In 2013, we’ll bring you hundreds of incredible, cutting edge performances!
  • 15th Contemporary Dance Showcase Japan + East Asia
    Friday & Saturday, January 11 & 12 7:30pm
    • Our friends at Japan Society are back with a Dance Showcase and thrilling assortment of offerings! This year’s line-up includes a post-post-post-butoh duo, hip-hop dance organically set to serenade songs, a work created in contemplation of Japan’s nuclear disaster, and a high-tech, real-time interactive dance.


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Photo Slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company, photo by Yi-Chun Wu
    • Namja Yojaby. photo by Gabriel Bienczycki
    • Sue Bernhard, photo by Frank Capri
    • Vangeline Theater, photo by Yi-Chun Wu
    • Yin Yueby, photo by Yi-Chen
    • Amanda Hinchey & Dancers. photo by Quinn Batson


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