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December 2016

Dance of the Soul Sema Gathering

December 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$15

Dance of the Soul Sacred Dance, Music, and Poetry Celebrating Sheb-i Arus Join us on a path for healing and self growth through the power of meditative whirling and sacred dance to live music, mystical poetry, and Zikr (prayer). With us create a sacred supportive space where we can all open our heart, body, and mind. This night we will be celebrating Sheb-i Arus with whirling dance, meditation, and poetry. Sheb-i Arus commemorates the death and thereby union between the…

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February 2017

Persian Classical, Modern, and Urban Dance Workshop

February 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - February 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Children’s Dance Theater, 4000 W. Dimond Blvd.
Anchorage, AK United States
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$200

“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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April 2017

Persian and Silk Road Dance — Free Class

April 27, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Vision Dance Center, 375 Saratoga Ave. Suite B
San Jose, CA 95129 United States
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Free

Join us for a free introductory Persian and Silk Road dance class in honor of Bay Area Dance Week, April 21 - 30. Learn some fun classical and folkloric dances of the Silk Road and experience the beauty of its culture and history as well. See our event listing online among almost 300 Bay Area Dance Week events. Inspired by Persian poetry and miniature artwork, Persian and Silk Road dance combines swirling arabesques, sweeping gestures, shoulder isolations, footwork patterns, and…

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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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March 2019

Central Asian Dance Workshops

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vision Dance Center, 375 Saratoga Ave. Suite B
San Jose, CA 95129 United States
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Once monthly dance workshop on Central Asian ethnic dance taught by Nancy Rose Aktas, Farima Berenji, and Dr. Gurbuz Aktas. Cultural styles taught include Uzbek, Tajik, Afgan, and Azeri. Workshop dates are January 13, February 10, and March 10. Both men and women are welcome! Students have an opportunity to perform in a future dance show. Azerbaijani Dance with Nancy Rose Aktas Mar 10, 11:00am - 12:30pm, $35 Learn Kafkaz and Azeri dance choreography and technique including fast footwork and…

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