“Your body is the canvas, your movement is the brush, your soul is the artist, your dance becomes an art” ~Farima Berenji
Dare to step into the ancient!
Experience the ancient and sacred dances of Persia, the Silk Road, and the Near East. Learn to communicate through sacred, classical, and folkloric dances which are culturally significant today, as in ancient times. Farima evokes the inner Divine with dance instruction rich with historical and anthropological reference to feed your soul.
I am proud to be the first Iranian-American woman to have had her company perform during a U.S. presidential reception for President Barack Obama. I am honored to be invited and recognized as the first Iranian-American to perform both a solo and company performance for the National Folk Organization (NFO). Also, I am proud to be chosen as the first Iranian guest lecturer to present my research in Persian dance mythology at the prestigious University of Manchester, as well as University of London. I have been recognized for global dance education, performance, and Turkish culture by the Turkish Ambassador to Austria. Finally, I have recently been chosen as Iranian Dance Ambassador and Soloist for the Iranian National Folklore Dance Company. In this role I will be traveling to Europe for lectures, workshops and performances.
Happy New Year! Thank you to all who participated in workshops and enjoyed my performances worldwide this last year, a wonderful year of both difficulty and marvelous joy. My sincere gratitude to my worldwide hosts and guests.
Celebrate our new year by participating in some of our upcoming events! This month the Simorgh Dance Collective and I are featured in a traditional and sacred dance concert of the Silk Road on Thursday January 12. Hosted by the City of Dublin, CA the Journey of the Silk Road also includes music by artists Gabriel Gold and Caravan el Noor and showcases sacred, classical and folkloric dance and music of the Silk Road. Look for additional performances and workshops listed in this month’s calendar below. I can’t think of a better way to welcome 2017!
Finally, register now to join me for a week in March of spirituality and adventure in India for Journey of the Heart. Early registration ends February 1.