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Persian Flamenco Fusion

March 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Explore Sufi and Persian dance infused with Flamenco with Farima Berenji. Farima Berenji will take us on a stunning journey from Southern Spain to Persia. Learn the history and the beautiful movements of Flamenco, combined with Persian and Iranian Sufi Whirling traditions. There is a historic, lively cross-cultural exchange between the cultures surrounding the Mediterranean Sea since the 11th century. In both Spanish and Persian traditions, rhythms and dance are a source of releasing energy and becoming one with the divine.

The workshop will present:

  • A brief history of the cultural influence of Sufism and Flamenco tradition.
  • Introduce various hand movements, body movements, and expressions of sacred movements of Flamenco used in Persian classical and Sufi whirling traditions throughout Iran.

This is a short intensive workshop covering a lot of information and choreography in a short time. Some Flamenco dance and/or Persian dance experience is recommended.

Price and Registration

Price: $50.
Simorgh Dance Collective members may inquire for a discount.
Space is limited. To register contact or send full payment via e-transfer to Cathy Stoyko OR drop off cash in person at the Abbey Studio OR, snail mail cheque made out to Cathy Stoyko at

Cathy Stoyko
Box 1196
Cumberland BC, V0R 1S0

FMI contact Cathy about workshop and to register call 1 (250) 218-0704


March 27, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cathy Stoyko
Farima Dance


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