“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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April 2017

Persian and Silk Road Dance — Free Class

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

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hulme Park, 86 Royce Rd
Haulme , Manchester M15 5LA United Kingdom
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Farima’s signature project Dance of the Soul combines sacred and mystical whirling movements, Sufi traditions, and healing rituals of ancient Persia, Turkey, and the Altai Mountains. Learn both personal and spiritual whirling based on Farima’s archeological discoveries and research, and of Sufism and its connection to ancient Iranian Zoroastrianism, planets, stars, sacred flowers and animals—all of which have symbolic meaning in the universe to open the pathway to the soul.

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May 2017

Sema workshop

May 9
Los Altos, Los Altos, CA United States + Google Map

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Dance of the Soul — A Weekend of Ancient Sacred Persian Dance

May 20 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 4:00 pm
Vajra Mountain Studios, 2705 Pueblo Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336-3124 United States
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A bliss filled journey into the ancient arts of Persian sacred spiritual dance and shamanic healing through sound, music, and movement. Farima’s signature project Dance of the Soul combines Persian and Near Eastern sacred and mystical dances, history, poetry, and the Sufi and healing rituals of the Persian, Turkic, and Altai Mountains. Having over 20 years of research in the field of performing arts and Persian Dance, internationally acclaimed and award winning performing artist and dance ethnologist, has researched and…

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June 2017

Journey through Uzbekistan

June 1 - June 10
Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan + Google Map

Explore Uzbekistan’s beautiful ethnic music, dance, natural, and cultural heritage in this 10 day tour along the historic Silk Road. Hosted by Farima Berenji, internationally recognized dance scholar and award-winning world dance choreographer and performer. This unique travel experience and opportunity focuses on the history, art, music, and dance traditions of Uzbekistan. Guests will study traditional dance and music with talented local artists including Uzbek dance instructor and performer Zilola Janikulova. Guests will also visit historic cultural sites and points…

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July 2017

Haft Sema Retreat

July 20 - July 23
Denman Island, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

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Sema Workshop and Performance

July 28
Manchester, UK, Manchester, United Kingdom + Google Map

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