Fadi J Khoury Dance
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The Company

 

Fadi J. Khoury Dance

FJK Dance is a contemporary dance company founded in 2014 by Fadi J. Khoury and Sevin Ceviker. Dedicated to presenting a unique fusion of dance genres, it fills a void in the current dance scene, fusing the vocabularies of various genres – modern, jazz, classical ballet and traditional folkloric – into a language that expresses our fundamental, shared capacity to create.  Through its performances, FJK supports cross-cultural dialogue, infusing its works with positive images from many dance traditions.  Continuing outreach efforts include members of the Arab-American community, and an exciting opportunity to develop programs for those with special needs

We are a dance company that sets itself a high goal: to rethink the possibilities of dance as an avatar of social awareness and change, and to demonstrate to the dance community that choreography need not – should not – be confined by stylistic limits or preconceptions. The company is as much an educational as it is a performing entity. It addresses various cultural groups, in the interest of achieving rapprochement through art; it also addresses creators and consumers of dance, who are encouraged to re imagine the capacity of dance to assimilate multiple styles. Ultimately, the company is about demonstrating the elegance of freedom.

At FJK Dance, we believe in the unique fusion of culture and dance. The endless possibilities of experimenting with the fundamentals of various forms of dance, from classical ballet to ballroom, from Middle Eastern to jazz––we combine the essentials of each to create our own language. One that uses abstract body lines, forms and energy to communicate with our audience.

The company performs at least one annual season at venues such as New York Live Arts. We present the process of creation in several Works in Progress performances, in venues such as Manhattan Movement & Arts Center and the 92nd Street Y. FJK Dance has also performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. We are scheduled to perform this summer at festivals such as Jacobs Pillow, Battery Dance Festival, and the Fusion Arts Festival at the South Hampton's Cultural Center.

 

Board Of Directors

Monica Rincon Abenante
Amy R. Cousins
Kiendl Gordon
Fadi J. Khoury
Ann Rakoff
Robert Sutter
Genevieve Young

 

The Team

Artistic Director
Fadi J. Khoury

Associate Artist
Sevin Ceviker

Resident Composer
Peter Michael Von Der Nahmer

Mentor/Coach
Gary Pierce

Projection & Lighting Designer
Calvin Anderson

Production Supervisor & Lighting Designer
Judith M. Daitsman

Photographers
Jaqlin Medlock - 2015-2016
Luc Kordas (backstage 2015)
Nir Arieli - 2014
Paul B Goode - 2014

Videographer
Angelo Silvio Vasta