“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

Azerbaijani Dance Workshop

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vision Dance Center, 375 Saratoga Ave. Suite B
San Jose, CA 95129 United States
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Part of a once monthly summer intensive series on Azeri dance. Includes classical Azeri stage technique, choreography, gliding walks, and social dance taught by Nancy Rose Aktas. Farima Berenji and Farima Dance is hosting and assisting in this summer intensive. Students have an opportunity to perform in a future dance show. Registration Register online Or pay by bringing $50 in cash or check. Nancy Rose Aktas Master Instructor and Costume Designer Nancy Rose Aktas began her 45+ year long career…

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“Hu” Meditation and Sema

August 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Open your heart, body, and mind in this mystical session of meditation, breath work, and whirling led by Farima Berenji. We will seek the foundation of spiritual healing in the mysticism of vibration and sound, realizing how all life emerges from silence, and all things have sound hidden within them. We will open by awakening the soul in meditation to the word “Hu”, the breath of the devine, God, then journey into healing with Farima’s unique 5 element breath therapy.…

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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

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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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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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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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

SOLD OUT. PLEASE CHECK MY EVENT SCHEDULE OR CONTACT ME FOR FUTURE RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS 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…

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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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