Live Arts Plus

Venus is flying in the air with arms spread wide, wheels spinning, and supported by Andromeda who is lifting from the ground below. They are making eye contact and smiling. Photo by Jay Newman

New York Live Arts’ Plus program is designed to allow mission-aligned performing arts organizations access to state-of-the-art facilities and support toward the growth of their work.

FJK Dance

FJK Dance company returns to the stage for their seventh Annual Season premiere performances at New York Live Arts, presenting two world premieres and FJK Dance repertoire. 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 our newest production. Celebrating seven years of dance, RESET is a full evening program dedicated to 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 our professional artistry and engagement with the world-at-large.

Reset will be performed by FJK Dance Company’s ten dancers that represent eight different nationalities and our global vision. The program will include the following:

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

FJK DANCE Fusion of Culture and Dance 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.

Transcending & Bliss

TRANSCENDING & BLISS is an artistic collaborative project as a healing source impacting lives in much need of strength and self empowerment to transcend and survive above and beyond all social issues we are living during this difficult times. It is time for a social uplifting experience of consciousness and oneness. This project is an exploration of different vibrational aspects of sound and movement choreographed by Miriam Barbosa and Javier Dzul.

Together they explore the air element through aerial dance adding sensorial anti gravitational feeling to the spectators creating a sense of lightness and weightlessness, magnifying their transformational meditative state in conjunction with the sounds and lighting effects. An ensemble cast reflects the bliss of transcending through powerful music and togetherness in dance weaving across the stage through beautiful Multimedia images designed by Marcela Bragagnolo.

Darya Savishkina and Franck Raharinosy play their sound meditation instruments live, offering multiple tones which creates layers of sound, adapted artistically to the choreography, which can be directly felt by those experiencing it and improving their ability to cope with stress, enhancing their perception into a state of serenity and peace. Musician Michael Mustafa Ulmer holds the musical space adding color and ecstatic rhythm to the moving meditation and blissfulness.

Javier Dzul & Miriam Barbosa, Choreography
Danielle Marie Fusco, Andrea Dusel-Foil, Ricardo Barrett and Aaron Steinberg, Dancers
Franck Raharinosy & Darya Savishkina, Sound Meditation Instrumentation
Michael Mustafa Ulmer, Music
Marcela Bragagnolo, Multimedia Design
Essay Video, Production Company

WOMEN / CREATE! A Virtual Festival of Dance

In partnership with New York Live Arts

Armitage! Gone Dance | Sidra Bell Dance New York | Buglisi Dance Theatre | Meagan King | Jennifer Muller/The Works | Passion Fruit Dance Company

Having trouble viewing tonight’s program? Please email womencreatedance@gmail.com with any questions or technical concerns.

 

FREE WITH $10 SUGGESTED DONATION

Women choreographers have always been innovators of dance, and WOMEN / CREATE! A Festival of Dance celebrates their creativity and vision with its 9th annual New York City season. This year’s Festival will span the gamut of dance techniques, from contemporary to club and street styles, and will feature four dance films and two live world premieres performed at New York Live Arts.

Karole Armitage, Sidra Bell, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Tatiana Desardouin, Meagan King, and Jennifer Muller will join together for a distinguished night of programming that celebrates women creators and their compelling voices in the dance world. The performance will be followed by a talkback moderated by Danni Gee, highlighting the unique experiences of our 2021 choreographers and the different challenges they have faced as women, with perspectives from the 80s through today. The event is FREE, with a suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit womencreatedance.org.

PROGRAM:

Six Feet Apart, World Premiere Filmed Live at New York Live Arts, Armitage Gone! Dance

PRELUDE | IDENTITY through a window…with bated breath…, Sidra Bell Dance New York

Invisible Embrace, World Premiere Filmed Live at New York Live Arts, Buglisi Dance Theatre

Dance Within Your Dance, Passion Fruit Dance Company

KINGS, Meagan King

Island Re-Imagined, 2021 Virtual Adaptation, Jennifer Muller/The Works