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Persian Dance Technique

July 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Persian dance comes from an ancient culture of 8000 years and its movements are a blend of enchanting sacred movements reflecting birds, animals, flowers, and elements. Persian dance is also inspired by Persian poetry and sensuous miniature artwork. It is delicate, refined, and full of meaning. Delicate hand movements, gentle upper body undulations, and facial expressions are the essential elements of this dance.
The focus of this workshop will be on Persian dance techniques such as:

  • Persian hands, movement of the wrists and arm
  • Upper body undulations and shoulder isolations
  • Footwork and floor patterns
  • Persian bodyline
  • Dazzling Spins
  • Art of improvisation
  • Art of expression

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to study Persian dance with international touring dance artist and scholar Farima Berenji. Farima comes to the Comox Valley to share her passion and extensive knowledge only once or twice a year. We are honoured to host her here in Cumberland at the Abbey Studio.


Fee for the 2 hour intensive workshop is $40 CND ($35 for Simorgh Collective members)
Register in advance with cash dropped off at the Abbey Studio-2687 Penrith Ave. Cumberland
OR, mail a cheque to:
Cathy Stoyko, PO box 1196, Cumberland B.C. V0R 1S0.
Contact Cathy by phone at (250) 218-0704 or email cdstoyko@uniserve.com
Space is limited to 16, register soon

Farima Berenji

Farima Berenji is an award winning Dance Ethnologist and internationally acclaimed dance artist, choreographer, instructor, and an archaeologist specializing in ancient, sacred, classical, and folkloric dances of Persia, Ionia, and the Silk Road. Recognized as one of a few world scholarly experts of ancient and mystical Iranian dance ethnology by UNESCO, she travels worldwide to record, research, lecture, perform, educate, and to inspire dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through dance and movement. More details…


July 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cathy Stoyko
(250) 218-0704


Abbey Studio
2687 Penrith Ave.
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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