“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 2017

Folklore Festival Tour

August 1, 2017 - August 28, 2017
France and Spain

Performances with the Iranian folklore company Leymer Folk Music & Dance Group touring France and Spain. Festival program locations and dates (in French)

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September 2017

The Lioness – Ancient Iranic Warrioress Dances

September 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Move Studios, 600 E Franklin St
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
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$60

On the Path of the Ancient Ones... We will take on the path of the ancients, a journey of discovery, in space and time to reconnect with ancient Warrioresses of Persia, Mesopotamia, and the Near East. Drinking deeply from hidden wells of inspiration, now being revealed in our time, we re-discover our empowerment in the process. Join us on an exciting and unique journey of inner and outer exploration as we awaken the ancients within us. Open for both men…

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Journey of the Simorgh

September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA 95126 United States
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$25

A dance concert performance by the Simorgh Dance Collective of San Jose, 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. Live music performed by Jayson Fann, Homerya Banejad, and Steve Robertson. Tickets Doors open at 6:30 PM [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F61Y1s6e6kE?ecver=1&showinfo=0&w=600&h=338] $25 Online at http://journeyofthesimorgh.bpt.me $30 at the Door Visit our Facebook event page for details and discussion. Farima Berenji - Artistic Director, Choreographer "I cannot…

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October 2017

Samhain – Calling of the Ancestors

October 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$15 - $20

Join Magi Master (Samahain), Farima Berenji for a special sacred circle gathering of dance, meditation, and remembrance to celebrate the evening of Samhain--The Calling of the Ancestors! This is an evening of remembrance of our ancestors. We will guide and be guided by those who have passed. We will offer and request guidance from our ancestors! Be prepared to go deep, travel across worlds, feel your inner emotions, meet animal spirits, and be transformed! Accompanied by live music by Jayson…

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November 2017

Heart of Khorasan Sufi Retreat

November 10, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Bademhan Retreat Center, Çeltik Köyü - Keşan
Edirne, Turkey
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400TL

CANCELED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL A weekend Sufi retreat of ancient Iranic whirling traditions and Central Asian Sufi traditions including Khorasan Sema, Uyghur Sema, Baktashi Sema, Turkmen Zikr, Gwati Zikr, Vahishta, and more. We will take on the path of the ancients, a journey of discovery, in space and time... reconnecting with our ancient ancestors and the origin of Sema. We will take the path to ancient Khorasan and Central Asia to study the sacred rituals, whirling, music,…

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December 2017

The Star of Bethlehem

December 24, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Dance of the Soul: Sema Gathering

January 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$15 - $20

Join us for a monthly Sema gathering and sacred circle, with live music, meditation, whirling, Zikr and Sohbet (Sufi Talk). We will create a sacred, supportive space where we can all release whatever energy no longer serves us, relax and open our heart, body, and mind. We will discover the power and mystery of ancient dances and rituals—a gateway for self-growth and spiritual transformation—through movement, music, love, and stillness. Be moved by beautiful sacred music performed live, by drumming, sacred…

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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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$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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Travel and Adventure Show 2018

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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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