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https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/article/BWW-Review-FJK-DANCE-WORKS-IN-PROGRESS-2018-UNTOLD-SPEAKS-VOLUMES-at-The-Theater-At-Gibney-Dance-20180419

BWW Review: FJK DANCE WORKS IN PROGRESS 2018: UNTOLD SPEAKS VOLUMES! at The Theater At Gibney Dance

Cindy Sibilsky Apr. 19, 2018  

The darkened theater at Gibney Dance in New York City suddenly becomes enlivened by a burst of Arabesque sounds: a gentle flutter of flutes teamed with rousing percussive beats (provided by composers Hossam Ramzy and Phil Thornton). A soft golden light (courtesy of production and lighting designer Judith Daitsman) pours across the stage like liquid sunlight illuminating and revealing bodies in various postures also positioned within the audience. Their flawless figures, with each muscle and sinew accentuated further by their colorful second-skin bodysuits, are frozen in time and motionless like marble deities.

At this moment, Fadi J. Khoury, the founder, choreographer and Artistic Director behind FJK Dance, emerges like a tiger loosed from its cage with grace and power, his undulating movements breathe life into the frozen statues who in turn rejoice in their own sensual motions to awaken the others -- five men and five women, including Khoury. This kind of blossoming and unfurling of the creative forces serves as an elegant metaphor for the purpose of Works in Progress: a valiant exploration of FJK Dance for their latest and most ambitious project to date: UnTold.

UnTold's official New York premiere will be performed in its entirety with full production values for a two-week engagement in September at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College through the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI). The two performances at Gibney Dance (April 12th and 14th) gave guests and supporters a tempting taste of the sumptuous delights to come -- and what a vivid, sensual feast it is!

The first full dance piece is a trio: one man and two women, one in strappy tango heels and the other pointe shoes while the man is barefoot. Their footwear (or lack thereof) could sum up FJK Dance as a whole. Khoury and his Associate Artist, Principal Dancer and partner on and off stage, Sevin Ceviker, utilize all of their multifaceted and truly eclectic dance backgrounds ranging from more traditional staples such as ballet, contemporary and modern, to ballroom, Latin, jazz and Broadway styles, all imbued with folkloric dance and ancient gestures from their countries of origin: Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey. Together with a company of truly global talent spanning from the West Coast of the USA to Cuba, Columbia, Hati and Switzerland, FJK Dance creates a veritable smorgasbord of movement by blending together an alluring, enticing and truly international banquet of dance forms which never feels a la carte but rather the crème de la crème selections of all of the most meaningful and honest proclamations of emotions told through the body, spanning across all cultures and knowing no limits or boundaries; for each of us can be reduced to mere flesh, bone and feelings.< 

These kinds of cross-cultural, astoundingly beautiful explorations of form and expression are just what the world of dance and the world as a whole, needs to see now -- unity and connection with no distinctions or separation.

UnTold is also universal in its themes without dialogue or enforced roles through costuming or program notes. The hierarchy is clearly established through motion, gesture and powerful emotional projection. For instance, it is clear that Khoury and Ceviker embody majestic and exotic monarchs from an era long ago with the way each commands not only the full attention and attentiveness of the company around them, but the eager audience as well. They alternatively dance with company members of the opposite sex: the boys try to please and impress Ceviker, the girls try to tease and entice Khoury; but in terms of dominance, as strong and virile as the stately men are, make no mistake, the ladies are in control, and in UnTold, it is refreshing to see and empowering.

Beyond the plethora of beautiful bodies and alluring actions, it is clear when the partners both on stage and off, Khoury and Ceviker, unite in dance that no one can compare as their match or equal but each other. It's a rare gift and treat when such forces of nature come together under bright lights and applause, yet even more fortuitous when (as often occurs in sensuous dance forms such as ballroom or tango where passion and trust between partners are equally as vital as the ability to execute a lift) they come together with equal vigor in life -- only an excess of gasoline (or mutual respect and admiration) could sustain such a fire!

As with the letters of an alphabet, symbols such as "K" have a crisp, sharp sound which is also reflected in their shape; whilst letters such as "S" have a silken, serpentine hiss in both sound and form; so it is for the dance vocabulary of FJK Dance UnTold, inspired in part by the Arabic alphabet, which will be integrated into the set, costumes and video projections, and whose characters are as curved and demonstrative of the dancers who are the embodiment of that which says it all by saying nothing. For being utterly wordless, FJK Dance UnTold speaks volumes about the universal human condition and spirit!

Same review in The Beirut Times: http://en.beiruttimes.com/article/628

Review shout out on Broadway World, Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1904595326280424/

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Fadi Khoury's FJK DANCE returns to New York with special guest artists and new collaborations over two evenings at Gibney Dance Center, 280 Broadway, on Thursday, April 12 and Saturday, April 14 for the company's 2018 presentation of Works in Progress. Both performances begin at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A with the choreographer and a cocktail reception. Doors open at 7pm.

Three new works will be shown, including Fadi Khoury's groundbreaking multimedia performance and art installation, UnTold, where ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics are reimagined for the present by layering contemporary ballet and ballroom movements with sculptures and graphic designs. UnTold aims to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture. Inspired by Arabic poetry, Al Mu'alaqat (a set of seven poems) is transformed into projections and theater sets. The designed Arabic written words dance and interconnect with the performers on stage.

According to Mr. Khoury, "UnTold aims to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture at a time when stereotypes govern our perceptions."

FJK DANCE Works In Progress will also introduce guest choreographers Gary Pierce (co-founder of American Ballroom Theatre Company) and acclaimed jazz artist Debbie Roshe, both of whom are creating new work on FJK's company of ten dancers. The new ballroom work by Mr. Pierce, and a new jazz work by Ms. Roshe, will premiere at FJK Season 2018 this fall.

Tickets to WORKS IN PROGRESS are donation based with all proceeds being used to fund the company's 2018 New York annual season. SPACE IS LIMITED R.S.V.P deadline is April 1st, 2018 at: sevin@fjkdance.com. Each Works in Process evening will include a performance, followed by a Q&A and cocktail reception. Doors open at 7pm; performance at 7:30pm.

Since 2014, Fadi Khoury's FJK DANCE has used "fusion choreography" to blend a distinctive mix of styles including Argentine tango, Middle Eastern movement, classical ballet and ballroom dance. FJK Dance programs are seen as an opportunity to communicate peace, diversity, tolerance and harmony, in support of cross-cultural dialogue. Previous FJK Dance performances include New York Live Arts, Jacob's Pillow, Battery Dance Festival and Dumbo (NY), as well as international performances in China, Lebanon and Turkey. VIEW COMPANY DOCUMENTARY.

ABOUT UnTOLD:

UnTold is a project conceived in two parts: the audience will walk through sculptures and paintings inspired by the pre-Islamic Arabic poetry, and then enter into the performance space to attend an all-new FJK DANCE fusion dance choreographic work. The shape and movement of Arabic calligraphy serves to inspire the dancers' movement. Arabic written words will dance, and dancers will interact with them. Egyptian percussionist and composer Hossam Ramzy provides the music for UnTold with his singular mix of Middle Eastern melodies and American Jazz. He hopes that his unique arrangements will lead Western audiences to a better understanding and appreciation of Middle Eastern music.<

View UnTold video: https://vimeo.com/257435747

More about UnTold: http://www.fjkdance.com/new-events/2018/4/12/2018-works-in-progress

"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. We push the boundaries of styles and stereotypes in dance, by devoting the purity of human movement to the music."

Fadi J. Khoury was born in Baghdad, Iraq, surrounded by the folkloric music and dance of Arab culture. His father was Artistic Director of the National Iraqi Ballet, and through his father Fadi was exposed to diverse approaches to dance in the Assyrian, Syriac, and Bedouin dances of the Middle East.

At the age of thirteen he moved to Beirut, Lebanon, where he trained in classical ballet and folkloric dance, and also in modern, jazz, and ballroom dance. By 17 he was dancing professionally with Rahbani Musical Theater while studying at the Lebanese Fine Arts University. In 2005, Fadi joined the Caracalla Dance Theatre, touring the Middle East and North Africa. He moved to the USA in 2009, and performed with Caracalla at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Awarded a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC, he collaborated with distinguished choreographers such as Gary Pierce, Earl Mosley and Elisa Monte.

Fadi's versatility and passion for dance allowed him to establish a career as lead instructor and choreographer at the Arthur Murray Dance Center in NYC. He placed first in Top Teacher awards from Arthur Murray International from 2009 to 2013.

In 2014, inspired by a successful collaboration with Sevin Ceviker, he created his own company where he could continue to refine his distinct personal style.

FJK DANCE co-founder Sevin Ceviker also serves as Company Manager and principal dancer. Born in Istanbul, she trained in classical ballet at an early age, and while still a student performed professionally in Giselle, Nutcracker, La Bayadere and Sleeping Beauty, to name a few. In 1997 she was given the opportunity to study at the Alvin Ailey School in New York. At Marymount Manhattan College she explored an array of dance forms, beginning the eclectic multi-cultural approach that has since characterized her work.

After graduation Sevin performed with a number of companies specializing in diverse forms from modern dance to classical Chinese. In 2006 she joined the Martha Graham Dance Company where she spent the next six years performing solo and chorus roles around the world.

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Dance Calendar April 2018

CHARMAINE PATRICIA WARREN | 3/29/2018, 4:29 p.m.

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2018/mar/29/dance-calendar-april-2018/?page=2

April 12 and April 14—Fadi J. Khoury and his company, FJK Dance, brings three new works, including Khoury’s multimedia performance and art installation “UnTold,” “…where ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics are reimagined for the present by layering contemporary ballet and ballroom movements with sculptures and graphic designs,” notes the release. Also on the program of “Works in Progress” are works by guest choreographers Gary Pierce and Debbie Roshe. For more information, visit www.fjkdance.com.

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https://www.dance.nyc/listings/community-calendar/view/FJK-DANCE-Presents-UnTold/2018-04-12/

April, 12-14, 2018

FJK DANCE Presents “UnTold"

Company: FADI J KHOURY'S FJK DANCE
Venue: Gibney Dance Center
Location: New York, NY

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Fadi Khoury’s FJK DANCE returns to New York with special guest artists and new collaborations over two evenings at Gibney Dance Center, 280 Broadway, on Thursday, April 12 and Saturday, April 14 for the company’s 2018 presentation of Works in Progress. Both performances begin at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A with the choreographer and a cocktail reception. Doors open at 7pm.

Three new works will be shown, including Fadi Khoury’s groundbreaking multimedia performance and art installation, UnTold, where ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics are reimagined for the present by layering contemporary ballet and ballroom movements with sculptures and graphic designs. UnTold aims to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture. Inspired by Arabic poetry, Al Mu’alaqat (a set of seven poems) is transformed into projections and theater sets. The designed Arabic written words dance and interconnect with the performers on stage.

According to Mr. Khoury, “UnTold aims to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture at a time when stereotypes govern our perceptions.”

FJK DANCE Works In Progress will also introduce guest choreographers Gary Pierce (co-founder of American Ballroom Theatre Company) and acclaimed jazz artist Debbie Roshe, both of whom are creating new work on FJK’s company of ten dancers. The new ballroom work by Mr. Pierce, and a new jazz work by Ms. Roshe, will premiere at FJK Season 2018 this fall.

Tickets to WORKS IN PROGRESS are donation based with all proceeds being used to fund the company’s 2018 New York annual season. SPACE IS LIMITED R.S.V.P deadline is April 1st, 2018 at: sevin@fjkdance.com. Each Works in Progress evening will include a performance, followed by a Q&A and cocktail reception. Doors open at 7pm; performance at 7:30pm.

Since 2014, Fadi Khoury’s FJK DANCE has used "fusion choreography" to blend a distinctive mix of styles including Argentine tango, Middle Eastern movement, classical ballet and ballroom dance. FJK Dance programs are seen as an opportunity to communicate peace, diversity, tolerance and harmony, in support of cross-cultural dialogue. Previous FJK Dance performances include New York Live Arts, Jacob’s Pillow, Battery Dance Festival and Dumbo (NY), as well as international performances in China, Lebanon and Turkey. VIEW COMPANY DOCUMENTARY

ABOUT UnTOLD:

UnTold is a project conceived in two parts: the audience will walk through sculptures and paintings inspired by the pre-Islamic Arabic poetry, and then enter into the performance space to attend an all-new FJK DANCE fusion dance choreographic work.  The shape and movement of Arabic calligraphy serves to inspire the dancers’ movement. Arabic written words will dance, and dancers will interact with them. Egyptian percussionist and composer Hossam Ramzy provides the music for UnTold with his singular mix of Middle Eastern melodies and American Jazz. He hopes that his unique arrangements will lead Western audiences to a better understanding and appreciation of Middle Eastern music.

View UnTold video: https://vimeo.com/257435747 

More about UnTold: http://www.fjkdance.com/new-events/2018/4/12/2018-works-in-progress

“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. We push the boundaries of styles and stereotypes in dance, by devoting the purity of human movement to the music.”

ABOUT FADI J. KHOURY- Artistic Director – Choreographer

Fadi J. Khoury was born in Baghdad, Iraq, surrounded by the folkloric music and dance of Arab culture. His father was Artistic Director of the National Iraqi Ballet, and through his father Fadi was exposed to diverse approaches to dance in the Assyrian, Syriac, and Bedouin dances of the Middle East.

At the age of thirteen he moved to Beirut, Lebanon, where he trained in classical ballet and folkloric dance, and also in modern, jazz, and ballroom dance. By 17 he was dancing professionally with Rahbani Musical Theater while studying at the Lebanese Fine Arts University. In 2005, Fadi joined the Caracalla Dance Theatre, touring the Middle East and North Africa. He moved to the USA in 2009, and performed with Caracalla at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Awarded a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC, he collaborated with distinguished choreographers such as Gary Pierce, Earl Mosley and Elisa Monte.

Fadi’s versatility and passion for dance allowed him to establish a career as lead instructor and choreographer at the Arthur Murray Dance Center in NYC. He placed first in Top Teacher awards from Arthur Murray International from 2009 to 2013.

In 2014, inspired by a successful collaboration with Sevin Ceviker, he created his own company where he could continue to refine his distinct personal style.

ABOUT SEVIN CEVIKER - Associate Artist & Principal Dancer

FJK DANCE co-founder Sevin Ceviker also serves as Company Manager and principal dancer. Born in Istanbul, she trained in classical ballet at an early age, and while still a student performed professionally in Giselle, Nutcracker, La Bayadere and Sleeping Beauty, to name a few. In 1997 she was given the opportunity to study at the Alvin Ailey School in New York. At Marymount Manhattan College she explored an array of dance forms, beginning the eclectic multi-cultural approach that has since characterized her work.

After graduation Sevin performed with a number of companies specializing in diverse forms from modern dance to classical Chinese. In 2006 she joined the Martha Graham Dance Company where she spent the next six years performing solo and chorus roles around the world

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FJK DANCE Presents “UnTold” WORKS IN PROGRESS At Gibney Dance Center

FJK DANCE

Location:

Gibney Dance Center

Dates:

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

Tickets:http://www.fjkdance.com/new-events/2018/4/12/2018-works-in-progress

FJK DANCE

FJK DANCE Presents “UnTold” WORKS IN PROGRESS

At Gibney Dance Center

On APRIL 12 and APRIL 14 at

7:30PM.

New York, NY (March 22, 2018) Fadi Khoury’s FJK DANCE returns to New York with special guest artists and new collaborations over two evenings at Gibney Dance Center, 280 Broadway, on Thursday, April 12 and Saturday, April 14 for the company’s 2018 presentation of Works in Progress. Both performances begin at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A with the choreographer and a cocktail reception. Doors open at 7pm.

Three new works will be shown, including Fadi Khoury’s groundbreaking multimedia performance and art installation, UnTold, where ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics are reimagined for the present by layering contemporary ballet and ballroom movements with sculptures and graphic designs. UnTold aims to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture. Inspired by Arabic poetry, Al Mu’alaqat (المعلقات) (a set of seven poems) is transformed into projections and theater sets. The designed Arabic written words dance and interconnect with the performers on stage.

According to Mr. Khoury, “UnTold aims to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture at a time when stereotypes govern our perceptions.”

FJK DANCE Works In Progress will also introduce guest choreographers Gary Pierce (co-founder of American Ballroom Theatre Company) and acclaimed jazz artist Debbie Roshe, both of whom are creating new work on FJK’s company of ten dancers. The new ballroom work by Mr. Pierce, and a new jazz work by Ms. Roshe, will premiere at FJK Season 2018 this fall.

Tickets to WORKS IN PROGRESS are donation based with all proceeds being used to fund the company’s 2018 New York annual season. SPACE IS LIMITED R.S.V.P deadline is April 1st, 2018 at: sevin@fjkdance.com. Each Works in Process evening will include a performance, followed by a Q&A and cocktail reception. Doors open at 7pm; performance at 7:30pm.

Since 2014, Fadi Khoury’s FJK DANCE has used "fusion choreography" to blend a distinctive mix of styles including Argentine tango, Middle Eastern movement, classical ballet and ballroom dance. FJK Dance programs are seen as an opportunity to communicate peace, diversity, tolerance and harmony, in support of cross-cultural dialogue. Previous FJK Dance performances include New York Live Arts, Jacob’s Pillow, Battery Dance Festival and Dumbo (NY), as well as international performances in China, Lebanon and Turkey. VIEW COMPANY DOCUMENTARY.

ABOUT UnTOLD:

UnTold is a project conceived in two parts: the audience will walk through sculptures and paintings inspired by the pre-Islamic Arabic poetry, and then enter into the performance space to attend an all-new FJK DANCE fusion dance choreographic work.  The shape and movement of Arabic calligraphy serves to inspire the dancers’ movement. Arabic written words will dance, and dancers will interact with them. Egyptian percussionist and composer Hossam Ramzy provides the music for UnTold with his singular mix of Middle Eastern melodies and American Jazz. He hopes that his unique arrangements will lead Western audiences to a better understanding and appreciation of Middle Eastern music.

View UnTold video: https://vimeo.com/257435747

More about UnTold: http://www.fjkdance.com/new-events/2018/4/12/2018-works-in-progress

“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. We push the boundaries of styles and stereotypes in dance, by devoting the purity of human movement to the music.”
— Fadi J. Khoury

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DOUG POST ARTISTS NEWSLETTER – MARCH 26:

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http://www.topix.com/arts/dance/2018/04/fjk-dance-presents-untold

FJK Dance Presents UNTOLD

11 hrs ago Read more: BroadwayWorld.com

Fadi Khoury's FJK DANCE returns to New York with special guest artists and new collaborations over two evenings at Gibney Dance Center, 280 Broadway , on Thursday, April 12 and Saturday, April 14 for the company's 2018 presentation of Works in Progress. Both performances begin at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A with the choreographer and a cocktail reception.

Start the conversation, or Read more at BroadwayWorld.com.

Thursday 12 April 2018, 19:00 till Saturday 14 April 2018, 21:00

Organized by : FJK Dance

At FJK Dance, we believe in the simple beauty of movement––dance in its purest form. We’ve stripped away the glitter, pizzazz and complex theatrics and instead harness our bodies to create captivating installations of art.

 

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https://www.wherevent.com/detail/FJK-Dance-Performance-of-UnTold

 

Event in New York

Thursday 12 April 2018, 19:00 till Saturday 14 April 2018, 21:00

Organized by : FJK Dance

At FJK Dance, we believe in the simple beauty of movement––dance in its purest form. We’ve stripped away the glitter, pizzazz and complex theatrics and instead harness our bodies to create captivating installations of art.

Activities New York / Description

PRESENTING NEW COLLABORATIONS, GUEST ARTISTS AND FEATURING FADI J KHOURY'S NEW CREATION OF UNTOLD.

R.S.V.P Email : sevin@fjkdance.com to RSVP

The event will exhibit samples of the visual art for UnTold and a performance of the choreography followed by Q&A and a cocktail reception.

Space is limited

About UnTold:

UnTold aims is to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture at a time when stereotypes govern our perceptions.

The installation includes the Mu’allaqat, a group of seven long poems considered the best work of the pre-Islamic era. The name means “The Suspended Odes” or “The Hanging Poems” and according to tradition, these poems were hung on or in the Ka’ba at Meca. Mr. Khoury has designed a multi-dimensional experience with original calligraphy incorporating words and lines written in Arabic. that evolve from two and three dimensions in the art pieces and sculpture to a fourth dimensional plane on stage with music and dance. The concept of these designs is inspired by the human body movement in dance where momentum and weight lead the body to organic curves, following the form of Arabic writing and letters. Dancers bodies and movements use these curves and the traditional rhythm in expressing each line and phrase of the poetry. On stage will be geometric designs of Islamic art built on combinations of repeated squares and circles, many overlapped and interlaced producing a wide variety of tessellations. The arabesque, a form of artistic decoration, is expressed through dancer movements.

Ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics are reimagined for the present through a new form of fusion dance layering classical and contemporary ballroom and ballet movements with sculptures and graphic designs. The goal of UnTold is to shed light on the hidden beauty of the Middle Eastern culture at a time of negative cultural stereotypes and perceptions. Inspired by Arabic poetry (Arabic .ash-shi'ru al-'Arabīyyu ), the earliest form of Arabic literature, Al Mu’alaqat (Arabic: المعلقات, [al-muʕallaqaːt) (a set of seven poems) become 28 paintings, sculptures and sets for the theatre. Arabic written words dance and dancers interact with these words, their bodies and movements reflecting the rhythm and flow of the poetry to music composed by Hossam Ramzy.

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الفنان فادي خوري يقدم انتولد / غير المُقَالFJK DANCE Presents “UnTold” WORKS IN PROGRESS

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فادي خوري يقدم غير المقال / انتولد  في مسرح مركز الرقص جيني في 12 و 14 ابريل 2018

 

وفقا لما ذكره السيد فادي خوري ، غير المقال / ان تولد  يهدف الى الاضاءة علي الجمال الخفي للثقافة في الشرق الأوسط في وقت تحكم فيه القوالب النمطية تصوراتنا".

فادي خوري ولد في بغداد بالعراق محاطا بالموسيقي والثقافة الفولكلورية والرقص العربي. وكان والده المدير الفني للباليه الوطني العراقي ، ومن خلال عمل والده تعرف على اشكال ومنهجية الرقصات الاشورية والسريانية والبدوية في الشرق الأوسط.

 

 

FJK DANCE Presents “UnTold” WORKS IN PROGRESS

At Gibney Dance Center

On APRIL 12 and APRIL 14 at

7:30PM.

New York, NY (March 22, 2018) Fadi Khoury’s FJK DANCE returns to New York with special guest artists and new collaborations over two evenings at Gibney Dance Center, 280 Broadway, on Thursday, April 12 and Saturday, April 14 for the company’s 2018 presentation of Works in Progress. Both performances begin at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A with the choreographer and a cocktail reception. Doors open at 7pm.

Three new works will be shown, including Fadi Khoury’s groundbreaking multimedia performance and art installation, UnTold, where ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics are reimagined for the present by layering contemporary ballet and ballroom movements with sculptures and graphic designs. UnTold aims to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture. Inspired by Arabic poetry, Al Mu’alaqat (المعلقات) (a set of seven poems) is transformed into projections and theater sets. The designed Arabic written words dance and interconnect with the performers on stage.

According to Mr. Khoury, “UnTold aims to shed light on the hidden beauty of Middle Eastern culture at a time when stereotypes govern our perception

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POSTED APRIL 12, 2018:

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Fadi J. Khoury/FJK Dance
Gibney Dance
April 12 - 14 
Khoury brings three new works including the multimedia performance and art installation UnTold, “…where ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics are reimagined for the present by layering contemporary ballet and ballroom movements with sculptures and graphic designs,” notes the release.  Find out more here  


2017

FJK TOUR OF CHINA – FEB/MARCH, 2017

DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE – “What my Teacher Taught Me” http://www.dance-teacher.com/teacher-taught-fadi-j-khoury-2392832346.html

 Fadi J. Khoury and Sevin Ceviker in  HOME

Fadi J. Khoury and Sevin Ceviker in HOME

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Rachel Caldwell

To better understand the intricacies of dancing in pointe shoes, choreographer Fadi J. Khoury, artistic director of FJK Dance, took private lessons from his collaborative partner Sevin Ceviker.

“As a choreographer, I felt like I needed to learn more about dancing on pointe so that I could really know what I was asking from my dancers. So Sevin started teaching me ballet in pointe shoes. It has been an exciting change, and I feel like a baby again in the world of dance. The amount of strength and perseverance that a woman in pointe shoes has to have is by far more complicated than what a man has to do standing on his own feet.”

FJK Dance begins an eight-week tour of China on February 27.

Photo by Jaqlin Medlock, courtesy of FJK Dance

BROADWAY WORLD - http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/article/FJK-Dance-to-Perform-in-China-228-430-20170201


FJK DANCE – FUSION OF CULTURE AND DANCE JUNE 13, 2017 THE KAYE PLAYHOUSE AT HUNTER COLLEGE

DANCE .COM – video interview:

STORY: https://www.dance.com/dancing-for-peace-2440354951.html

VIDEO: http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/mJguWlAO-oxdMzglm

DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE: http://rbl.ms/2rWn1ZW FJK Dance is Taking Its Mission Across the Globe

BROADWAY WORLD - http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/FJK-Dance-to-Break-Boundaries-at-Kaye-Playhouse-This-Week-20170612 FJK Dance to Break Boundaries at Kaye Playhouse This Week

DANCE ENTHUSIAST - https://www.dance-enthusiast.com/dance-listings/events/date-2017-06-08/ajax/view/A-FUSION-OF-CULTURE-AND-DANCE-A-MESSAGE-OF-PEACE-2017-06-13


FJK SEASON ’17 - SEPT. 14-15, 2017  NEW YORK LIVE ARTS

 

Dance

DANCE IN NYC THIS WEEK

By GIA KOURLAS SEPT. 7, 2017

FJK DANCE at New York Live Arts (Sept. 14-15, 7:30 p.m.). Fadi J. Khoury presents a pair of premieres and programs that strive to mix culture and dance. Along with the new “Mundo,” he offers “Tango on Point,” a work heavy on partnering that blends Argentine tango with contemporary ballet. The season is rounded out by two repertory pieces: “Echoes,” a 2015 dance for five men set to music by the Persian percussionist and composer Shamou; and “Reflections,” a 2016 piece inspired by the play of light on water, reflecting humanity’s restlessness and beauty.
212-691-6500, newyorklivearts.org

New York Times – “NY TODAY”

https://nyti.ms/2y1hi5c

New York Today

By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE SEPT. 14, 2017


DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE:

http://www.dance-teacher.com/win-it-tickets-to-fjk-dance-at-new-york-live-arts-2473281546.html

Betsy Farber

Aug. 16, 2017 09:40AM EST Win It! Tickets to FJK Dance at New York Live Arts


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AMSTERDAM NEWS DANCE CALENDAR:

Dance Calendar September 2017

8/31/2017, 3:23 p.m.

Sept. 14-15—Fadi Khoury’s FJK Dance returns to New York Live Arts with premieres and repertory works in two different programs. Premieres are “Mundo” and “Tango on Point,” and repertory works “Echoes” (2015) and “Reflections” (2016) round out the season. For more information, visit www.newyorklivearts.org.


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NEW YORK TIMES – Gia Kourlas: http://nyti.ms/23hJGh


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VILLAGE VOICE – “THE MOST ELECTRIFYING SPRING DANCE PERFORMANCES IN NYC” http://www.villagevoice.com/arts/step-to-it-the-most-electrifying-spring-dance-performances-in-nyc-8422062

Fadi J. Khoury, son of the artistic director of the National Iraqi Ballet, trained in Beirut before moving to the States in 2009, where he studied at Alvin Ailey. Two years ago, Khoury formed a multinational troupe that’s made a couple of stealth appearances around town, generating a lot of buzz. Catch their fusion of contemporary ballet, ballroom, and jazz styles in Khoury’s new Reflections, performed to a commissioned score by Peter Michael von der Nahmer.



FJK DANCE – MUNDO - SEASON 2017 PREVIEW - NOV. 17, 2016 – SYMPHONY SPACE

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“A FUSION OF CULTURE AND DANCE” – FEB. 20, 2015 AT CUNY

DANCE LISTINGS FOR FEB. 20-26

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FJK Dance  (Friday) Fadi J. Khoury was born in Iraq and moved to Lebanon at age 13, before relocating to the United States. This journey is reflected in “A Fusion of Culture and Dance,” co-presented by the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York, and featuring FJK Dance, the company Mr. Khoury started last year. His blend of classical ballet, ballroom dance and Middle Eastern music and movement provide the foundation for the works “Arabesque” and “Tango Unframed.” At 7:30 p.m., the Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street, 877-428-6942gc.cuny.edu. (Schaefer)


FJK SEASON 2015 – JULY 8-11, 2015:

NEW YORK TIMES – EVENTS LISTINGS - http://nyti.ms/1FZlu1f

FJK Dance (Wednesday through July 11) The Iraqi-born choreographer Fadi J Khoury mixes a unique dance cocktail of Argentine tango, Middle Eastern movement, classical ballet and ballroom dance with sensual results. For his 10-member company’s return to New York Live Arts, Mr. Khoury presents four new works with music ranging from Chopin to percussive drums to classical Middle Eastern. Footwear is equally diverse: “Dum Tak” features couples in pointe shoes, Latin heels and bare feet. Wednesday at 7 p.m., Thursday through July 11 at 7:30 p.m., 219 West 19th Street, Chelsea, 212-924-0077, newyorklivearts.org. (Schaefer)

 NEW YORK TIMES – DANCE LISTINGS July 3-9 and July 10-16

NEW YORK TIMES THE SCOOP

NEW YORK TIMES – TWITTER

 OBERON’S GROVE – Review: http://oberon481.typepad.com/oberons_grove/2015/07/an-evening-with-fadi-j-khoury-dance.html

BROADWAY WORLD DANCE – listing - http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/article/FJK-Dance-to-Return-o-New-York-Live-Arts-78-11-20150604#

BROADWAY WORLD TV – live on July 27, 2015http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/article/BWW-Interviews-Fadi-J-Khoury-20150727

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TIME OUT – Listing with photo http://www.timeout.com/newyork/dance/fjk-dance

PBS – “NYC -ARTS – JULY 2 AT 8PM https://www.nyc-arts.org/events/0/new-york-live-arts-fjk-season-2015

OBERON’S GROVE – Review: http://oberon481.typepad.com/oberons_grove/2015/07/an-evening-with-fadi-j-khoury-dance.html

New York Live Arts, Chelsea Wednesday July 8 2015 - Saturday July 11 2015

Artistic director Fadi J Khoury fuses Argentine tango and classical ballet in a season of ballroom-inflected works, including Home, set to Chopin, Echoes, with music by Persian percussionist Shamou, and Dum Tak, a work that blends Latin salsa and Middle Eastern drum.


2014

WORKS IN PROGRESS – TUES., NOV. 4, 2014 AT 92Y:

 

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FJK DANCE SEASON -  NEW YORK LIVE ARTS, JULY 23 AND 24, 2014:

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FJK DANCE7:30 p.m. July 23, 7:30 p.m. July 24

219 W. 19th St. New York, NY

Price: $25 - $45

 

In a unique conversation between contemporary ballet and ballroom dance, Fadi J Khoury, Artistic Director of FJK Dance, will present two new works, "Arabesque" and "Tango Unframed." Khoury, who serves as FJK Dance Company’s choreographer as well as its principal dancer, connects Argentinean tango, Middle Eastern movement, classical ballet and ballroom dance in a brilliant contemporary dance setting. A diverse and versatile group of eight dancers --four male and four female -- create dramatic and passionate partnerships, moving always as in a pair.