“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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June 2018

Azerbaijani Dance Workshop

June 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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$50

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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Poetry in Motion

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$30

Where Movement Becomes Devotion An interpretive, improvisational, and devotional dance form inspired by mystical and classical Persian poetry. Persian poetry contains spiritual messages representing the Divine essence. The words in Persian poetry speak to us, revealing the emotion of our soul. Persian poetry is rhythmic—it has an essence of melody, which guides us to dance. The great Persian poets extolled dance in their poems to symbolize the power of life. Hafiz, Saadi, Omar Khayyam, Attar, and Rumi each represented dance…

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July 2018

Soul of the Sema

July 13 - July 15
Alişler Yurdu Armutlu, Turkey + Google Map
$350

From Balkh to Khorasan – Summer Sufi Retreat in Armatlu, Turkey Metaphysical Movements, Rituals, Whirling and Music of the Mystics Join world renowned Sufi Dance Master and Dance Scholar Farima Berenji for a three day dance immersive retreat for whirling and Sufi traditions of Ancient Iran, Greater Khorasan (Land of the Rising Sun), Samarkand, and the Indus Valley. We will take on the path of the mystics, a journey of discovery, in space and time, reconnecting with our ancient ancestors.…

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Dance of the Devine Nature

July 28 - August 1
Headwaters Outdoor School, 6615 Shepherds Way
Weed, CA 96094 United States
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Release - Receive - Awaken the Soul... A Journey of Self Reflection and Renewal Join us for a special spiritual retreat on Mt Shasta this summer with Sufi dance master and Magi (Shaman) Farima Berenji (CID-UNESCO) and Shaman and Nature Specialist Tim Corcoran. Together we will call upon the spirit of the mountain, we will dance the spirals of nature, and we will become one with the spirit of nature. We will explore the sacred geometry and the spirituality of…

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