Fadi J Khoury Dance
A contemporary dance company, based in New York City. Founded in 2014 by Fadi J. Khoury and Sevin Ceviker. Through its performances FJK Dance supports cross-cultural dialogue, presenting a unique fusion of dance genres from classical ballet to ballroom and Middle Eastern to jazz.
New York Live Arts, October 10-12
FJK Dance continues is commitment to building a cross-cultural dialogue as we engage with diverse audiences around the globe and here in the U.S. The 2019 Season will be held at the New York Live Arts Theater on October 10, 11 and 12. Our work draws from the opportunities and collaborations developed through our international and national touring. In countries such as China, Japan, and Lebanon, we have laid the foundations for understanding and appreciation between cultures and people previously unfamiliar with each other.
The FJK Dance message of unity, tolerance and cross-cultural dialogue began with the founding of FJK Dance in 2014. It continues today through our dedication to the “Fusion of Culture and Dance” that allows us to educate and share opportunities in finding connections within our differences. To this end, we offer workshops, performances and lecture demonstrations at educational institutions and non-profit organizations that provide understanding and insight into the process of creating a new artistic form. FJK Dance is actively involved at Kings County Hospital (Brooklyn) through our Artist-in-Residence in the Behavioral Health Services, Wellness and Recovery Division. We support the hospital’s efforts in creating greater awareness and acceptance in our society for those with mental illness. FJK Dance provides a pro bono dance class for staff through the “Heal the Healers” program and the “Arts in Medicine” initiative. in addition, we present “site-specific dance installations” and canvas painting in public areas on the hospital campus. Patients, visitors, and staff take time to stop, look, engage with the dancers, and enjoy the beauty of movement and dance. Fadi Khoury’s background of growing up in Iraq and Lebanon presents ‘Middle East meets West’ with a strong sense of connection and appreciation of diverse backgrounds.