“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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December 2017

The Star of Bethlehem

December 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Free

Learn the little known background on journey of the Persian Magi and the story of the sacred star this Christmas Eve in a lecture by Magi Farima Berenji. Hosted by the Center for Creative Living, the program starts at 10am with a song, prayer, meditation, and announcements. About 10:30am, Farima will be introduced and speak 30 to 40 minutes. Since it is Christmas eve there'll be a pot luck. Everyone is invited to attend, bring a dish, and partake in…

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February 2018

Caravan of Seekers – Sufi and Sacred Dance Retreat

February 2, 2018 - February 9, 2018
Mystic Jaisalmer, Near Gadisar gate
Dhibba para, Old city , Jaisalmer 345001 India
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$600

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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March 2018

Norouz Performance at West Valley Branch Library

March 3, 2018 @ 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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Free

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.

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Spring Celebration 2018

March 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$10

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: $5-10 donation. Donations gratefully appreciated. All profits help fund dancers of the Simorgh Dance Collective…

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Journey of the Simorgh

March 17, 2018 @ 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 event 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. Includes performances, Persian food, silent auction, and open dance floor. Doors open at 6:00 PM, show starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets: $35 before March 2nd, $40 thereafter and at the door Cash or Check only. Ticket sales details coming soon... Simorgh Dance Collective A worldwide…

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