As 2017 draws to a close, we want to thank you for your continued interest in and support of FJK Dance. We had a terrific year thanks to your generosity.
FJK Dance performances have been made possible by the help and support of our benefactors and supporters. We couldn't have done it without you, and we cannot thank you enough for believing in our creation.
- January started with our third consecutive APAP program at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
- March: The Company flew to China on March 1st for a nine week, thirty one city tour and performances before an audience of 50,000.
- June: “Fusion of Culture and Dance: A Message of Peace” at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Two new “Works-in-Progress”, MUNDO and Tango on Point, received great acclaim.
- July: Sevin premiered her new chorography, bEarth, in a duet with Fadi, at The First Immigrant Arts in America Program.
- August: Battery Dance Festival showcased our revised “Echoes”.
- September 14-15 was the FJK Dance Season at New York Live Arts with the premiere of MUNDO with Frank Abenante and his jazz band, and Tango on Point with costumes designed by Herve Pierre and music by the cello quartet, X4. A beautiful Gala Dinner followed the September 14th performance.
- October: return invitation to the DUMBO Dance Festival
- December: Holiday Soiree at the Down Town Fred Astaire Studio
In November, FJK Dance attended the inaugural “MOVE: Arab American Summit to Advance Social Change” in Dearborn, Michigan. It was our first exposure to meeting and connecting with top Arabic philanthropic organizations in the U.S. At this time, Fadi is the only Arab American choreographer in the U.S. whose work has been so successfully performed both in the U.S. and internationally. We received wonderful feedback about the Company and the connections that dance can create between Middle Eastern culture and the arts in the West. FJK can truly make a difference in perceptions and positive attitudes toward the Arab American community.
The Company started an After School Dance Club in November at the Richard R. Green High School, a Title I school, in downtown Manhattan. Fifty budding dance enthusiasts signed up for the Club eager to learn more about dance genres, techniques, production, costumes and “behind-the-scenes” work that is vital to a successful dance company. Student performances will take place in Spring 2018. FJK Dance is collaborating with two innovative leadership programs for high school students, “The Future Project” and “The Leadership Program” both based at the school.
We need your help to make this program a reality. Your support will directly cover expenses that are crucial to the production of this event.
Fadi J. Khoury
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