Fadi Khoury's FJK Dance Returns To New York Live Arts

Fadi Khoury's FJK Dance Returns To New York Live Arts Fadi Khoury's FJK DANCE returns to New York Live Arts with two premieres and repertory in two different programs, Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30pm. The company's fourth annual season presents a contemporary fusion of culture and dance: ballet to ballroom, Middle Eastern to jazz, an international blend featuring new and exciting collaborations, live music, projection design, and new choreography.

FJK SEASON '17 will premiere a new work, MUNDO, bringing Latin American dancing together with Middle Eastern tradition. The score will include music by Paco de Lucia and Diego Amador, to be performed by Frank Abenante, Grammy nominee music producer and jazz pianist, accompanied by his NYC Latin Jazz Ensemble.

TANGO ON POINT, in which Argentinian tango meets contemporary ballet, will also premiere. Inspired by the dramatic movement of tango and its sensuality in partnering, Tango on Point will be performed on September 14 by MusicTalks Cello Quartet lead by Israeli cellist Elad Kabilio, to a passionate tango score by composer Astor Piazzolla. Special costumes were created in collaboration with fashion designer Herve Pierre, former Creative Director at Carolina Herrera, New York.

The FJK DANCE 2017 Season will also feature two repertory works:

ECHOES (2015), in which five men dance to music by Shamou, a Persian percussionist and composer who fuses Middle Eastern drums and percussion instruments with electric based sounds and rhythms. Inspired by "Dabke," a folkloric traditional Bedouin dance from the mountains of Lebanon and Syria, the dancers together find unity, mutual support and confidence. "Echoes" offers a prayer for hope and new beginnings. Video Lighting Design: Calvin Anderson; Music: Shamou

REFLECTIONS (2016), a collaborative work combining projection designs by Calvin Anderson and music by Peter Michael von der Nahmer, FJK's Composer-in-Residence. The project was inspired by the visual impact of art works capturing the energy and intensity of the reflection of light through water currents. The vibration in those images imparts a dramatic human truth: we can be gorgeous, but also restless and evanescent. We participate in phenomena shared by light, water, humanity, and dance. As humans and dancers we embody ideas of balance, unity, and the duality of observer and observed.

*Performance line up below.

FJK DANCE SEASON 2017
THURSDAY, SEPT. 14 AND FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
7:30-9PM

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS
219 W 19th Street,
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-6500

TICKETS: http://newyorklivearts.org/event/fjk-season17/
September 14 Gala/world premieres: $65, $85
September 15 $25 $45 $65
Benefactor Gala Ticket - $1000
Sponsor Gala Ticket - $500

TWO EVENINGS WITH TWO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS:

Thurs., September 14 at 7:30pm

· Reflections (2016)
· Tango on Point (Premiere)
· Mundo (Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30pm

· Reflections (2016)
· Tango on Point (Premiere)
· Echoes (2015)

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