Season 2017 at New York Live Arts
September 14 - 15
The company's fourth annual season in New York City presenting a contemporary fusion of culture and dance. Ballet to Ballroom, Middle Eastern to Jazz - an international blend presenting new and exciting collaborations featuring live Music, Lighting, projection design, and new choreography.
TWO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!
Tango on Point (Premiere)
Tango on Point
A FUSION OF DANCE - FROM CLASSICAL BALLET TO BALLROOM AND MIDDLE EASTERN TO JAZZ.
A dance inspired by “Dabke,” a folkloric traditional Bedouin dance from the mountains of Lebanon and Syria. Middle Eastern drums and percussion instruments with electric based sounds and rhythms are featured.
about the festival:
Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.
The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.
Fusion of Culture and Dance
june 13, 2017
Join us for our annual message of peace, one night only performance.
At the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on 68th street between Lexington and Park Avenues, New York City.
This program is an opportunity to communicate peace, diversity, tolerance, and harmony, to educate and share the endless possibilities in finding connections within our differences. At the Kaye Playhouse of Hunter College, through our performance, we aim to celebrate the Middle Eastern heritage and raise awareness to the positive and artistic influence of this culture.
Join us for our first participation in Battery Dance Festival 2016 (35th Anniversary).
"From Classical Ballet to Ballroom and Middle Eastern to Jazz. Dum Tak is a signature piece from our repertoire presenting the culture and dance fusion. Choreography by: Fadi J. Khoury and Music by: Mario Kirlis, Johnny Farraj, Samer Ali and Hossam Ramzy."
We are honored and very excited to announce our first participation in Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
"A unique mix of ballet and ballroom, Middle Eastern and jazz dance, New York City-based FJK brings ballroom elegance and glamour to the Inside/Out series. Set to music by Benny Goodman, John Klemmer, and Dave Brubeck, and choreographed by Iraqi-born Artistic Director Fadi J. Khoury, Take Two embraces the sophistication ballroom infused it with a fresh theatricality."
The New York Academic Center is hosting a dance performance celebrating the fusion of cultures through dance, titled “Connecting through Dance”. The evening feature a duet performance, an in depth discussion of the art of fusing various dance styles and a live demonstrations of the choreography by Fadi J. Khoury and Sevin Ceviker.
The event is co-sponsored with the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York.
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York City, PASOS Peace Museum, and the Arabic Studies Center at Hunter College, this program is an opportunity to communicate peace, diversity, tolerance, and harmony, to educate and share the endless possibilities in finding connections within our differences. At Hunter College, through a combination of a dance workshop, lecture demonstration and a performance, we aim to celebrate the Middle Eastern heritage and raise awareness to the positive and artistic influence of this culture.