“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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February 2017
$40

Persian New Year Celebration and Performances

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Al Aska Shriners, 1930 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK United States
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Celebrate the traditional Persian New Year, called "Nowrouz", with traditional Nowrouz appetizers and delights, dance performances, poetry, open dancing, silent auction, and wine bar. Learn some traditional folk dances from the Simorgh-Farima Dance Company of Alaska. Show off your dancing, singing, or other talents and win a prize! Performances by Farima Berenji, Simorgh-Farima Dance Company of Alaska, and special guests Laman and Vivienne Hendricks. Tickets $35 before February 5th, $40 thereafter. Get tickets...

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$200

Persian Classical, Modern, and Urban Dance Workshop

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - February 19 @ 4:00 pm
Children’s Dance Theater, 4000 W. Dimond Blvd.
Anchorage, AK United States
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“Open to all and great for fusion artists, all dancers, and the culturally curious”. Contemporary Persian Dance Technique and Style Workshop Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 3-5 PM. $60. Register... Simorgh Dance Collective Choreography Workshop Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 6-8PM. $60. Workshop by invitation only for Simorgh members and prospective members. Contact Mary Ann Benoit 907-491-1253 about registering. Register... Sema Gathering Saturday, Feb 18, 2017, 8:30–10:30PM. $60 Please wear comfortable clothing (white or light colored if possible) and wear socks or…

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March 2017
$10

Spring Celebration

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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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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Story of Esther

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Danville, Danville, CA United States + Google Map

Farima dances in the role of Esther in this production. More details to be announced...

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$25

Silk Road House Norouz Celebration

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Celebrate the annual Nawruz Spring Holiday and the 10th anniversary of the Silk Road House. Dedicated to promote and support diverse ethnic cultures, the Silk Road House is delighted to celebrate an important milestone with the Nawruz holiday which transcends religious, ethnic, linguistic and national divisions and brings people together. Includes a performance by the Farima Dance Company. The following is a general event program: 12.00 pm - Doors open 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm - Food is served (Silk…

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April 2017
50TL

Sufi Flamenco Workshop

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ustaların Sahnesi, Acıbadem Mahallesi, Fatih Sokak, No: 6, Kat: -1, Bölüm: -22
KADIKÖY / İstanbul, Turkey
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Explore Sufi Flamenco fusion as a stunning journey from Southern Spain to Persia and Turkey. Learn the history and the beautiful movements of Flamenco, combined with Sufi Whirling traditions of Iran and Turkey in this workshop lead by Master Whirler and Dance Ethnologist Farima Berenji. There is a historic, lively cross-cultural exchange between the cultures surrounding the Mediterranean sea since the 11th century. In both Spanish and Persian traditions, rhythms and dance are a source of releasing energy and becoming…

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65TL

Sema Gathering and Workshop

April 15 @ 2:30 am - 4:00 pm
YogaInn, Birlik Mahallesi, 435. Cd (5. Cd.) No:65
Ankara, Turkey
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Learn the basic technique of Sufi whirling with emphasis on Khorasan and Uyghur Sema, its history, and theory. Farima’s teachings are based on Indo-Iranian ancient rituals, science of whirling, and the sacred geometry of whirling. We will learn essential techniques of whirling preparation, maintaining balance and posture, controlling dizziness, self-focus during turning, breath work, and more. Registration: 65TL if booked prior April 11, 75TL thereafter.

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Sacred Dance Performance

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
French Culture Institute, Konrad Adenauer Caddesi N°30, Yıldız Sancak Mahallesi
Ankara, 06550 Turkey
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Sacred dance performance by Farima Berenji accompanied by ney master, Oğuz Kaan Birhekimoğlu.

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50TL

Sufi Flamenco Workshop, Level 2

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ustaların Sahnesi, Acıbadem Mahallesi, Fatih Sokak, No: 6, Kat: -1, Bölüm: -22
KADIKÖY / İstanbul, Turkey
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Additional and advanced technique and choreography workshop in Sufi Flamenco fusion presented by Farima Berenji. Explore Sufi Flamenco fusion as a stunning journey from Southern Spain to Persia and Turkey. Learn the history and the beautiful movements of Flamenco, combined with Sufi Whirling traditions of Iran and Turkey in this workshop lead by Master Whirler and Dance Ethnologist Farima Berenji. There is a historic, lively cross-cultural exchange between the cultures surrounding the Mediterranean sea since the 11th century. In both…

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55TL

Baba Karam Dance Workshop

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ustaların Sahnesi, Acıbadem Mahallesi, Fatih Sokak, No: 6, Kat: -1, Bölüm: -22
KADIKÖY / İstanbul, Turkey
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Two hour Baba Karam dance workshop taught by Farima Berenji. Includes an introduction into the history of the late Qajar Dynasty. Jaheli or Baba Karam is a playful imitation of the machismo style of dance done by the working class men of Tehran. The dance illustrates typical movements inspired by tough street gang members of the Qajar era known as “Jahel”. Jâheli is part of an Iranian sub-culture that has its origins in the 9th and 10th century, a period…

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