FJK Dance will perform RESET — two world premieres and FJK Dance repertoire on October 7-9 in New York City.
Following seven years of extraordinary creative output, Fadi Khoury (New York-based founder, Artistic Director, and the visionary engine behind the FJK Dance Company) has come through the pandemic with all his energies dedicated to a full reset — hence the title of the company’s newest production. Celebrating seven years of dance, RESET is a full evening program dedicated to all those lost during this pandemic.
RESET will honor the memory of Genevieve Young (1930-2020), a beloved founding Board member and guiding light. Her legacy, her love of dance, and commitment to the mission of FJK Dance in creating positive change, continues to inspire FJK Dance’s professional artistry and engagement with the world-at-large.
Featuring FJK Dance Company’s ten dancers that represent eight different nationalities and FJK Dance’s global vision, the program will include the following dance works: Mirage – Human stories from the Middle East (World Premiere), Music: Schubert, piano trio in E-flat; Forbidden – When love is locked, and the key is inside (World Premiere), Music: Abdel Wahab & Hossam Shaker; Bolero – Challenge of duality, Music: Maurice Ravel.
The performances are based on Fadi Khoury’s lifelong immersion in dance and reflect both his multicultural background growing up in Iraq and Lebanon, and his ongoing efforts to elevate Middle Eastern culture. Original choreography and visual arts promote cross-cultural dialogue, understanding, and healing.
With a distinctive mix of styles including Argentine tango, Middle Eastern movement, classical ballet, and ballroom dance, be transported into a world of dance, in New York City. Previous FJK Dance performances include national venues like New York Live Arts, Jacob’s Pillow, Battery Dance Festival and Dumbo (NY), as well as international theaters in China, Japan, Lebanon, and Turkey. These global opportunities give unique insight into how Middle Eastern culture meets Western traditions and helps lay foundations for understanding and appreciating different cultures and people.
The performances will be on Thursday, October 7; Friday, October 8; and Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:30pm at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, NYC. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at fjkdance.org/presale-2021-tickets/season2021.