“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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September 2017

Journey of the Simorgh

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA 95126 United States
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A dance concert performance by the Simorgh Dance Collective of San Jose, adapted from the Persian epic Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar. Featuring Persian sacred, classical, and folkloric dance choreographed by Farima Berenji. Live music performed by Jayson Fann, Homerya Banejad, and Steve Robertson. Tickets Doors open at 6:30 PM [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F61Y1s6e6kE?ecver=1&showinfo=0&w=600&h=338] $25 Online at http://journeyofthesimorgh.bpt.me $30 at the Door Visit our Facebook event page for details and discussion. Farima Berenji - Artistic Director, Choreographer "I cannot…

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October 2017

Dance of the Soul: Sema Gathering

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center, 1550 La Pradera Dr
Campbell, CA 95008 United States
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Join us for a monthly Sema gathering and sacred circle, with live music, meditation, whirling, Zikr and Sohbet (Sufi Talk). We will create a sacred, supportive space where we can all release whatever energy no longer serves us, relax and open our heart, body, and mind. We will discover the power and mystery of ancient dances and rituals—a gateway for self-growth and spiritual transformation—through movement, music, love, and stillness. Be moved by beautiful sacred music performed live, by drumming, sacred…

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November 2017

Cultural Dance Workshops and Tour of Iran

November 1 - November 12
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Discover Iran’s beautiful cultural heritage and mysticism of the Silk Road! Led 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, mysticism, art, music, and dance traditions of Iran and the Silk Road. Guests will study dance, poetry, music, history, and visit mystic and ancient sites. Destinations include sites in Central Iran and Khorasan. The soul of Persia has been inspiring humans for ages to…

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