“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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August 2018

HeartFest 2018

August 17 - August 19
Acreage, Calgary & Cochrane, 264077 Glendale Rd
Rocky View County, AB T4C Canada
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Performance and workshops with Farima Berenji. HeartFest HeartFest has grown out of the vision to create an event that inspires, expands and empowers the heart's intelligence. In this highly intellectual age many are hungry to reconnect to the body, and the feelings that show us the way our mind frames our emotions and the corresponding beliefs and meanings that emerge from them. This festival is about renewing and redefining how we can transform our lives and the world, by relating…

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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
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Roya-e-Ranghin A Dance and Music Journey Through Persia Join the Simorgh Dance Collective for a dazzing show that celebrates the diverse cultures, music, and dances of Persia. Featuring ethnic dances performed by the Simorgh Dance Collective, Farima Berenji, and musicians Homeyra Banejad, Vahid Zomorrodi, and Jayson Fann. Doors open at 6:30 PM The Simorgh Dance Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of the National Folk Organization, the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, and other generous individuals. Tickets Suggested donation $25 for…

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October 2018

Warriors of Light

October 12 - October 16
Bademhan Retreat Center, Horozlu Bayırı Sokak, 6, 22020 Çavuşbey
Edirne, Turkey
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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
Baskita, Lebanon Baskita, Lebanon + Google Map

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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