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Local Choregrapher invited to present work at San Francisco Dance Festival

El-Khoury to showcase recently premiered work at ground-breaking contemporary arts theater

Kansas City, MO– Kansas City-based choreographer Chadi El-Khoury has been selected to participate in the inaugural PUSHfest Dance Festival at the state-of-the-art ODC Theater in San Francisco, California this fall. The festival–which provides a platform for emerging and mid-career choreographers of all styles of dance to present their work–will take place September 19-21, 2014 at ODC Theater, 3153 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.

El-Khoury’s “Knead Me Whole” first premiered in March 2014, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. “We are extremely thrilled to share our work with the West Coast,” says El-khoury. He and his dance partner, Alex Karigan Farrior, will perform Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 2014.

El-Khoury will be joined by 11 other artists from around the country who have been selected to take part in this year’s festival.


ABOUT CHADI EL-KHOURY, CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER: Originally from Beirut Lebanon, Chadi El-Khoury spent his formative years in Dallas, Texas. He began studying ballet his senior year at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Chadi graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Theology and Sociology, minoring in Applied Research Methods before pursuing a BFA at University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance. He then spent the summer of 2010 and 2011 at Kansas City Ballet Summer Intensive, and attended American Dance Festival in 2012 on scholarship. Currently, Chadi is a Performing Artist through Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency.

ABOUT PUSHfest: PUSHfest is a cross-genre dance festival for emerging and mid-career choreographers. The festival situates over 14 choreographers identified as being in the early stages of development, having different dance genres (modern, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and multi-disciplinary), and a proven audience track record to share one of two programs.

For more information, please contact Chadi El-Khoury at 469-951-5099 or email To learn more about El-Khoury’s work, visit

Chadi El-Khoury’s Knead Me Whole

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