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December 2019

Persian Art Conference 2019

December 26 - December 30
Hilton London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 4, London Heathrow Airport
London, TW6 3AF United Kingdom
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Save the date! Farima will present a lecture and perform at the 2019 Persian Art & Letters Conference in London. Farima will also present a workshop in Persian Classical dance. Persian Art & Letters Conference Theme: "Dawn of Hope – بامداد امید”. All plenary sessions will be offered in Persian and English, with dedicated programs for children and junior youth, as well as evening entertainment, arts exhibition, and much more. More details of conference program... Register...

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January 2020

Journey of the Simorgh

January 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Rd
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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$35 – $40

A dance and music concert by the Simorgh Dance Collective, adapted from the Persian epic Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar. Featuring Persian sacred, classical, and folkloric dances choreographed by Farima Berenji, Persian music performed by Homeyra Banejad and Ensemble, and expertly narrated by award winning actor and director Sadegh Hatefi. "It was in China, late one moonless night, The Simorgh first appeared to mortal sight. He let a feather float down through the air, And rumors of…

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February 2020

Tarsa

February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Performing Arts Center, Evergreen Valley College, 3095 Yerba Buena Rd
San Jose, CA 95135 United States
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$25 – $30

From the mystic East comes an epic tale befitting Romeo and Juliet, a tale of love between a Sufi Shaikh, a Christian maiden, and a simple love that grows despite the divisions of their beliefs. Tarsa is a dance drama accompanied by traditional Persian music played live. The story is as follows: San'an, a celebrated sheikh, spends 50 years of his life studying God, eventually acquiring a following of 500 disciples, fell in love with a Christian maiden, Tarsa. San’an…

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