A workshop in the rehearsal studio for the CUNY / Brooklyn College students
The Fusion of Culture and Dance is a program dedicated to communicating peace, diversity, tolerance, and harmony through dance, to educate and share the endless possibilities in finding connections within our differences. Through a combination of a dance workshop, lecture demonstration, we aim to celebrate the Middle Eastern culture and dance tradition, and raise awareness of its influence. Fadi J. Khoury, the Artistic Director and Choreographer of FJK DANCE, was born in Iraq and raised in Lebanon. He grew up with the folkloric music and dance of the Arab world, and brings together, through his work, an experience that spans the West and the Middle East. This program will offer:
- A dance workshop, sharing the technical process of the fusion in dances, and how different styles come together. It is taught by the Fadi Khoury and Sevin Ceviker, assisted by all the dancers of the company.
- A lecture demonstration, presenting our new work and the artistic background and history of the dances, and explaining how dance brings people together. It will show how the connection occurs through the lines, curves, and movement of the human body; how to integrate the shapes in Arabic calligraphy and fine arts into the choreography; how we integrate costume and set design.