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February 2020

Whirling Workshop Series 1: Exploring Sense of Self

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Villa, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, PO Box 158
Saratoga, California 95071 United States
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$35

Learn the fundamentals of turning and how it enables you to find a sense of self and a connection between body, mind, and spirit. Discover the vital balance in the rhythm of your breathing, movement, posture, and concentration. At first, it can take great effort to combine all of these elements in harmony, but with practice, you will learn to whirl indefinitely, relax, and open the heart, body, and mind. Register online For more information, call the Montalvo Box Office…

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Tarsa

February 22 @ 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

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMwSDRvEtU&w=560&h=315] 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. Based on the 12th century story by Attar of Nishapur, Tarsa is a dance drama accompanied by traditional Persian music played live and expertly narrated by award winning Iranian actor and director Sadegh Hatefi. The story is as follows: San'an, a celebrated sheikh,…

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March 2020

Whirling Workshop Series 2: Emptiness as Fullness

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Villa, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, PO Box 158
Saratoga, California 95071 United States
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$30

Emptiness as Fullness: In Nothingness, We Find Everything Sufis believe that as you whirl, you find harmony in the motion of the universe, that as you turn with outstretched arms, you collect the energy from your environment -- enabling you to direct it within yourself and back to the earth. In this class, we will learn turning techniques and movements as we explore the notion of emptiness as fullness. Register online For more information, call the Montalvo Box Office at…

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April 2020

Whirling Workshop Series 3: Silent Whirling

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Villa, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, PO Box 158
Saratoga, California 95071 United States
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$30

Silent Whirling: Sema and Dancing to the Rhythm and Melody of the Heart Whirling in silence, solely to the rhythm of one’s heart, enables us to focus on finding calm and peace within moving meditation. Although circumstances vary, those who practice silent whirling meditation within a group are often more likely to experience and share a wide range of emotions. In this class, you will learn to find peace in the silence. Register online For more information, call the Montalvo…

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