“Everything in dance is poetry. Every movement describes a story, a feeling. The dancer takes the audience into a world of fairy tales.” ~Farima Berenji

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January 2018

Sufi Dance and Sound Healing Workshop

January 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Convent Arts Collective, 660 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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After a very successful, soldout sound healing and Sufi whirling workshop in January 2017, sound healer Gabriel Gold and Persian Dance Artist Farima Berenji decided to collaborate again, this time focusing on the "Spirals of Life" as the theme. Held in a beautiful, historic chapel in the heart of San Francisco we will seek the foundation of spiritual healing through sacred sound and movement, embodying song and movement founded on the Sacred Spirals of Life! Farima will teach the basics…

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February 2018

Caravan of Seekers – Sufi and Sacred Dance Retreat

February 2 - February 9
Mystic Jaisalmer, Near Gadisar gate
Dhibba para, Old city , Jaisalmer 345001 India
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With Sufi Dance Master Farima Berenji (CID-UNESCO) and Ashraf Ali An in-depth dance and healing journey to India, with a curriculum designed specifically around Sufi-based practices of Indo-Iran, spiritual ecstasy and sacred dance, heart-opening, and love. Join Farima and her dear friend and Meditation Guide, Ashraf Ali, for an all-inclusive retreat and caravan to the mystical land of India. In this intimate journey we will journey to deserts and temples of India to connect with our ancient past! Go deep…

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Travel and Adventure Show 2018

February 18
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States
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Free - $18

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaaN1xUY5Lw?rel=0&w=640&h=360]The Farima Dance Company (Simorgh Dance Collective, San Jose) performs Persian and Silk Road dance on the Global Beats Stage. After our performance we invite everyone to learn and participate in a fun dance from the Silk Road. Experience inspirational and informative seminar stages (Travel Channel Theater, and Destination Theater), plus culture and entertainment abound on the Taste of Travel Stage and Global Beats Stage offering dozens of culinary demos and dance performances all weekend long. Plus, check out…

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March 2018

Norouz Performance at West Valley Branch Library

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd
San Jose, CA 95117 United States
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Celebrate Norouz with dance performances by Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective. Nowruz celebrates the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Nowruz has been celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. Sponsored by the San Jose Public Library and the City of San Jose.

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Annual Student Norouz Show and Fundraiser

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$10 - $15

Celebrate Norouz, Persian New Year, in this cultural dance and music studio gathering with dance performances by Farima Berenji and Bay Area guest artists, live music, and potluck. Includes silent auction of elegant costumes, jewelry, accessories, and many treasures. Stay for open floor dancing at the end. Musicians and dancers feel free to come show your talent. Bring a potluck dish to share. Suggested admission: $10-15 donation. Donations gratefully appreciated. All profits help fund dancers of the Simorgh Dance Collective…

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Journey of the Simorgh

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 12310 Lorraine St
Anchorage, AK 99516 United States
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$35 - $40

A dance concert by the Simorgh Dance Collective of Alaska, adapted from the Persian epic Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar. Featuring Persian sacred, classical, and folkloric dance choreographed by Farima Berenji. Admission includes ethnic dance performances, dinner, silent auction, and open dance floor. "It was in China, late one moonless night, The Simorgh first appeared to mortal sight. He let a feather float down through the air, And rumors of its fame spread everywhere." ~Farid ud-Din Attar…

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Cultural Dance Workshops and Tour of Georgia

March 26 - April 2
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Georgian dance and culture workshops with training by the Simorgh School of Dance (CID-UNESCO) with Farima Berenji and guest instructors of the Georgian National Dance Company. Instructors Farima Berenji - Dance Ivo Boswijik - Music & Culture Ketevan Tsiklauri - Dance and Guests Participants have the opportunity to perform with the National Dance Company at the end of the intensive/lessons. Payment Includes Accommodations All Meals Airport Transportation Sightseeing All Dance Classes and Workshops Visits to Local Cultural Groups Performances Simorgh…

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