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September 2018

Colors of Persia

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 19624 Homestead Road (near Wolfe)
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States

Roya-e-Ranghin A Dance and Music Journey Through Persia Join the Simorgh Dance Collective for a dazzling concert that celebrates the diverse cultures, music, and dance traditions of Persia. Featuring ethnic dances performed in costume by the Simorgh Dance Collective, Farima Berenji, members of the Aylan Dance Group, and live music and vocals by Homeyra Banejad (daf) and Vahid Zomorrodi (setar, tambour). Other musicians include Soroush Foroudi (setar), Mona Garfari (tombak), Pooya Monajemi (daf), and Farin Foroudi (percussion). Doors open at…

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October 2018

Dance Performances and Sema Gathering

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Abbey Studio, 2687 Penrith Ave.
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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$10 – $15

Sema Gathering and dance performances by Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective. All are welcome! Doors open 7:30PM, Performances 8-9PM, Sema 9-10:30PM Sliding scale donation $10-15 at the door.

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Dances of Greater Khorasan

October 6 @ 11:00 am - October 7 @ 6:30 pm
Abbey Studio, 2687 Penrith Ave.
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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$200

Sacred and Traditional Dances of Greater Khorasan with Farima Berenji Travel to ancient Khorasan and study the sacred rituals, whirling, folk dances, music, and prayers of this ancient land and learn more about the great mystic masters of this region such as Attar, Shams, Rudaki, Khayyám, Khwarizm, and Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī. Greater Khorasan is a historic region, the majority of it lies in modern day Iran, as well as in minor parts of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Historically, Khorasan was…

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Healing Circle (Zikr)

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Studio, 2687 Penrith Ave.
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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$10

Sufi healing circle AKA Zikr lead by Farima Berenji. All are welcome, suggested donation $10 at the door.

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Warriors of Light

October 12 - October 16
Bademhan Retreat Center, Horozlu Bayırı Sokak, 6, 22020 Çavuşbey
Edirne, Turkey
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$650

DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS SEPTEMBER 10 Farima Berenji is proud to present a five day dance workshop and tour of ancient temples and sacred sites from Edirne, Turkey to the Aegean coastline of mainland Greece. Learn the ancient dances, whirling and ritual practices of the Sufi Warriors and hear of their great stories. Our warrior journey will be an experience like no other. We will channel our inner warrior and learn to practice the sacred dances of the great…

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Dance of the Soul

October 27 - October 29
Baskinta, Lebanon Baskita, Lebanon + Google Map
$250

A weekend retreat of sacred and mystical dances, healing circles and Sufi whirling. Join us for a weekend on a path of healing, awakening, and self-growth through the power of meditative whirling and sacred dance to live music, mystical poetry, and Zikr – at the picturesque village of Baskinta in Lebanon - with award-winning dance ethnologist, Iranian Shaman, Sufi Dance Master, and internationally acclaimed dance artist Farima Berenji. Also joining us is Faysal Macit, a talented Sufi drummer from Turkey.…

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Azerbaijani Dance Intensive and Tour

October 30 - November 5
Izmir, Turkey Izmir, Turkey + Google Map

Farima Berenji together with Dr. Gürbüz Aktaş are excited to announce a master Azerbaijani dance intensive and tour in Izmir, Turkey. Azerbaijani dance technique and choreography for men and women will be taught by master instructor, performer, and leading authority of Azeri dance: Dr. Gürbüz Aktaş accompanied by Farima Berenji and other guest instructors from the Izmir conservatory. The conservatory will only take a limited number of guest students. Gürbüz Aktaş Dr. Gürbüz Aktaş was born into the Kafkas (Caucasian)…

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November 2018

Cultural Dance Workshops and Tour of Iran

November 10 - November 18
Iran

Discover Iran’s beautiful cultural heritage and mysticism of the Silk Road! Led by Farima Berenji, internationally recognized dance scholar, and award-winning world dance choreographer and performer. This unique travel experience and opportunity focuses on the history, mysticism, art, music, and dance traditions of Iran and the Silk Road. Guests will study dance, poetry, music, history, and visit mystic and ancient sites. Destinations include sites in Central Iran and Khorasan. The soul of Persia has been inspiring humans for ages to…

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Ancient Persian Shamanic Healing and Essential Oils Workshop

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seaside Yoga Sancturary, 1360 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955 United States
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$35

With Dance Scholar Farima Berenji and Essential Oil Specialist Anna Tao Join Farima Berenji, Sufi Dance Master and Magi (Iranian Shaman) and Essential Oils Specialist Anna for an evening of self-care and rejuvenation including Ancient Persian healing rituals, sacred dances, chanting and essential oils! Relax and experience the purification of your being on all levels: physical, mental, heart, soul, and spirit. Unite with the sacred elements and find improved connection to your higher self. In this workshop you will be…

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