8/25 | Live at the Archway: White Wave Dance Company


Music + Art in the Dumbo Archway

On Summer Thursdays

Always free, always all ages, and always rain or shine.



ON STAGE: WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

The Dumbo Archway is a public plaza underneath the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.


The Korean-born choreographer Young Soon Kim and her world-class WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WWD) will perform a new production, "iyouuswe III" (read I-You-Us-We-Three), our multi-year collaboration with pioneering composers Ki Young and Marco Cappelli, as we continue to explore the body's 3 dimensions in space. Probing the weight of human emotions, “iyouuswe III” presents a vividly-colored vision where movement and mise-en-scène seamlessly meld.

This new piece is the denouement to a trilogy, Kim’s extraordinary creative partnership with dramaturge James Leverett, a former Yale U. drama professor and chair, lighting designer Yuriy Nayer, and videographer Alexander Sargent.

iyouuswe III (work in progress) 

Choreography by Young Soon Kim, in collaboration with the performers

Original Score by Marco Cappelli

Other Music by Jim Perkins, Stephan Bodzin & Angus MacRae

Dancers: Lacey Baroch, Sumire Ishige, James Johnson, Casey LaVres, Malcolm McMichael,

Alexander Sargent, Ellie Swainhart, Mark Willis, Finleigh Zack


Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WHITE WAVE) strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. Our mission is to be a potent stimulus for change and expansion of the dance/arts world through the production of dance concerts, classes, residencies, and education. Artistic Director Young Soon Kim’s vision is expansive, challenging the threshold of dance, music, theater and visual art, surging forward to create new possibilities. Ms. Kim creates works of vision and movement language in reverence and awe of novelty that challenge and broaden the boundaries of dance. 

We provide both emerging and established choreographers/companies with a NYC venue where they can congregate, create, rehearse and present new dance works through our festivals. 

FY’20 has been invigorating for WHITE WAVE Dance, The Company presented “Eternal NOW” at our enormously successful 2019 tour to Korea and China. In Gwanju, Korea, we performed at a special event at the Asian Cultural Center, one of the most prestigious arts complexes in all of Asia. There we participated at the Opening Celebration of the 2019 FINA World Championship Masters' Games, a sporting event that rivals the Olympics. Following that, we flew to China to perform at the Ningbo Cultural Plaza, as part of a China-US Cultural Exchange program.  

During the covid pandemic since 2020, Young Soon Kim created “iyouuswe II, A Dance Film” which was selected to Finalist at 2022 Cannes International Film Festival, Paris International Short Festival, London International Short Film Festival, Vancouver Independent Film Festival and an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the 2021 London International Short Film Festival, Espoo Digi-Dance International Film Festival (Finland) and Experimental, Dance, Music Film Festival (Canada).

WHITE WAVE created DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL in 2001 in response to the dance community’s need for performance opportunities that would not only present, but also produce, the work of rising choreographers at minimal expense for the artist. The festival is now recognized as New York’s most prestigious gathering of pioneering choreography, encouraging experimentation, creativity, and originality. 


Please note there is no gallery at today's performance.
Live at the Archway is generously supported by Sixpoint!
It is additionally supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council.
Live at the Archway is curated by Clara Schuhmacher, Dumbo Improvement District, and Jan Bell, Brooklyn Americana Music Festival.
See the full season at https://dumbo.is/live-at-the-archway