“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.

Recent Accomplishments

I am proud to be the first Iranian woman to direct a Persian dance company to perform during a U.S. presidential reception. This 2015 performance took place in Seward, Alaska for President Barak Obama. I am honored to have been invited and to be recognized as the first Iranian to perform for the National Folk Organization (NFO). Also, I am proud to be chosen as a the first Iranian guest lecturer to present my research in Persian dance mythology at the prestigious University of Manchester. Finally, I have recently been recognized for global dance education, performance, and Turkish culture by the Turkish ambassador to Austria.

News

I am immensely grateful to all the kindred souls who attended my recent Haft Sema Workshop and Retreat in Turkey to learn and experience sacred dance and healing. I am now looking forward to the sold out Awakening Goddess Retreat in British Columbia this month. Look for my workshops and performances with the Simorgh Dance Collective near Cumberland, BC late this month as well as my performance at the Atmosphere Gathering festival there.

If you love Persian dance and are only waiting for help to start then wait no more. A Beginning Persian and Iranian Folk Dance class now meets Wednesdays starting August 10, in San Jose, CA. Meet your friends there.

Finally, journey with me to Iran for the history, mysticism, art, music, and dance traditions of Iran and the Silk Road. The first of three tours will feature Central Iran this October 15-27. Registration is open until September 1.