FJK DANCE returns with their “Black Box” Fusion of Culture and Dance repertoire series on May 31

05/17/2019 - 12:06 PM

Kordab Law

 

 

 

New York, NY, May 15, 2019 – Fadi J. Khoury’s FJK Dance will return for the third performance of their “Black Box” Fusion of Culture and Dance repertoire series on Friday, May 31 at John Jay College Black Box Theater, 524 West 59th Street, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pmECHOES, a company work inspired by “Dabke,” a folkloric traditional Bedouin dance from the mountains of Lebanon and Syria, will be performed that evening. “Echoes” utilizes a score of Middle Eastern drums and percussion instruments, with electric based sounds and rhythms. A “Talk Back” with Fadi Khoury and audience reception with the dancers will follow the performance. VIDEO Tickets: $45 https://fjkdance.org/2019-blackbox/ticket
 

Each of the FJK Fusion of Culture and Dance performances will provide an immersive, cross-cultural dance experience. The Fusion series is theme-based; each of the FJK “Black Box” evenings feature a different work from the company repertoire. The program will continue on Thursday, June 20, Thursday, July 18 and Friday, August 23, all at 6:30pm, lineup to be announced.
 
The “Black Box” dance series found its inspiration from FJK’s weekly site specific performance workshops developed for NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Believing dance has the power to bring people together and insert positive energy into our communities, the FJK Dance NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County program hopes to remove the stigma of, and enable the public to better understand, psychiatric illness and wellness. Site specific performances from the FJK repertoire, performed throughout the hospital, hope to create an emotional difference for patients and staff. The John Jay series will help refine that role, with the audience “Talk Back” serving to explore the depth of each repertoire piece and discuss what dance can do to facilitate mental health. Positive images are explored.

In July 2018 FJK Dance was named “Artist in Residence” at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.
 
THE FJK DANCE “BLACK BOX” PERFORMANCE SERIES
A FUSION OF CULTURE AND DANCE – ECHOES
Friday, May 31 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
John Jay College Black Box Theater
524 West 59th Street, New York, NY10019

Tickets: $45 https://fjkdance.org/2019-blackbox/ticket

ABOUT FJK DANCE

FJK Dance is a contemporary dance company founded in 2014 by Fadi J. Khoury and Sevin Ceviker. Argentinean Tango, Ballroom dance, Jazz and Middle Eastern folkloric movement combine to create FJK DANCE  “blended” choreography. The company’s distinctive mix of styles hopes to facilitate connections in our differences and communicate peace, diversity and tolerance. Fadi Khoury’s fusion choreography and artistic collaborations aim to break boundaries and build bridges through dance.

According to Artistic Director Fadi Khoury, “FJK Dance hopes to raise awareness of the values of freedom and diversity, and most of all the opportunity and hope the USA has for refugees and immigrants.  Through our performances we also hope to celebrate Middle Eastern heritage, and raise awareness of the positive and artistic influence of this culture. A Fusion of Culture and Dance will embody hope, resilience, tolerance and peace… the passion in our dance is intended to offer prayers for hope and a new beginning.”  - Fadi  J. Khoury

PERFORMANCE REEL:   https://vimeo.com/307964506

ABOUT FADI J. KHOURY, FJK Dance Artistic Director:

Fadi J. Khoury’s innovative style – both as dancer and choreographer – showcases his life-long immersion in a world of dance forms. He was born in Baghdad, Iraq, surrounded by the folkloric music and dance of Arab culture. When Fadi was thirteen, he moved to Beirut, Lebanon, where he trained in classical ballet and folkloric dance, but also in Modern, Jazz, and Ballroom. Still in his teens, he began experimenting with the eclecticism that has defined his work ever since.
 
 
 

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