CoolNY 2014 Dance Festival



Free ($10 donations encouraged). Opening Night Benefit Jan 27 $30.

CoolNY Dance Festival, originating in 2004 as a component of Cool New York, the City’s winter celebration of arts and parks events, is proud to present its eleventh year of contemporary dance programming, this January 29 – February 9. Curated by Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director of WHITE WAVE, CoolNY 2014 kicks off January 27 with an Opening Night Benefit at Superfine in DUMBO to commemorate another outstanding season and the organization’s remarkable resilience.

This two-week extravaganza presents the vast spectrum of facility by burgeoning ensembles led by inventive rising choreographers along with dance makers with a definitive national and international zeal. CoolNY will feature two Saturday matinees dedicated to kids and families to provide an entertaining and educational experience for everyone. With the exception of Opening Night, CoolNY 2014 Dance Festival is free and contributions are greatly appreciated in order to continue festival presentations.

11th Annual Opening Night Benefit: Monday, January 27 at 6:30 pm
Thursdays through Saturdays: 7 & 9 pm shows
Saturdays: 2 pm matinees – A Day for the Family
Sundays: 4 & 6 pm shows *see website or pdf card for detailed performance schedules

WHITE WAVE has become a catalyst for launching the careers of young choreographers and their companies with critical exposure and worldwide recognition in the competitive arts landscape of New York City and beyond.

Among its success stories is Andrea Miller, whose company Gallim Dance, unknown at the time, was selected to perform “Blush” at one of WHITE WAVE’s fall festivals, the 2008 WAVE RISING SERIES. The piece caught the eye of an important audience member, Joyce Soho Curator in 2008. “Blush” went on to the Joyce Soho in 2009, ultimately to become restaged for the BAM Fisher in 2012. The WAVE RISING SERIES provided the stepping stone and impetus to putting Andrea Miller and Gallim Dance “on the map,” which then led it to Jacob’s Pillow, the Joyce Theater and Guggenheim Works & Process, in just six years, and numerous honors and awards. Andrea Miller/Gallim Dance is one of many careers that have been propelled by WHITE WAVE’s festivals to prominence and acclaim. Called “a miraculous, ongoing achievement”, “the most exciting underground dance institution in New York” and “a treasured white space”, WHITE WAVE’s achievements have also been recognized by BAM who has invited us to participate in this year’s BAM Professional Development Program. A collaboration between BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, the program focuses on expanding our skill base and creating the necessary foundations for long-term success. We are poised for success and would love to have our story featured in your publication and/or have the festival reviewed to the dance community at large.


White Wave John Ryan Theater

25 Jay Street

Enter on John Street, between Jay and Bridge Streets

Suite 1

Brooklyn, NY 11102

(718) 855-8822

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Just one train stop from downtown Manhattan. Easily acccessible from the F stop at York Street or A,C at High Street.

About this organization

White Wave John Ryan Theater

WHITE WAVE strives to create an environment that supports emerging and established artists in the creation of new work. It offers public programming and serves as a resource to New York’s dance field, which artists can rent for rehearsals and performances at deeply discounted rates.