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April 2019

Rotunda Dance Series: Simorgh Dance Collective

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, California 94102 United States
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Free

The Simorgh Dance Collective will present traditional and folkloric dances of the Silk Road. The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall for free monthly noon-time performances and is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West in partnership with Grants for the Arts and SF City Hall. Visit the performance Facebook page..

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May 2019

Colors of Persia

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 12310 Lorraine St
Anchorage, AK 99516 United States
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$35

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCgHpaqQI2Q?&theme=dark&autohide=1&modestbranding=1&showinfo=0&rel=0&w=560&h=315] Roya-e-Ranghin A Dance and Music Journey Through Persia Join the Simorgh Dance Collective for a dazzling concert that celebrates the diverse cultures, music, and dance traditions of Persia. Featuring ethnic dances performed in costume by the Simorgh Dance Collective, and Farima Berenji. Includes pre-show dinner banquet. Doors open at 6:30 PM The Simorgh Dance Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of the Trinity Presbyterian Church and other generous individuals. Tickets Admission includes pre-show dinner banquet. Adult: $35 advance, $40…

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Armenian Traditional Dance Workshop

May 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Vision Dance Center, 375 Saratoga Ave. Suite B
San Jose, CA 95129 United States
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$25

Learn fun traditional and modern Armenian line dances, including some that have been influenced by Assyrian and Greek cultures. The dances will be taught by guest instructor Armen Gabrielian. All levels of skill are welcome. Price $25. Simorgh Dance Collective members receive a $5 discount. Register Armen Gabrielian Armen Gabrielian has more than 30 years of experience in folk dancing on the East Coast, in Southern California and more recently in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has attended four…

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Cultural & Mystical Tour of Iran

May 30 - June 9
Iran Iran (Islamic Republic Of)
$850

Cultural & Mystical Tour of Iran 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 Tehran, Yazd, Kashan, Isfahan, Shiraz, Qashqai and Bakhtiar Nomads, Persapolis, Pasarghad,…

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June 2019

Warriors of Light

June 12 - June 16
Badem Han Retreat Center, Çeltik Köyü İç Yolu, 22880
Çeltik, Edirne Turkey
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$650

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwbCOURXSYE?&theme=dark&autohide=1&modestbranding=1&showinfo=0&rel=0&w=560&h=315] DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 1 Farima Berenji is proud to present a five day dance workshop and tour of ancient temples and sacred sites from Edirne, Turkey to the Aegean coastline of mainland Greece. Learn the ancient dances, whirling and ritual practices of the Sufi Warriors and hear of their great stories. Our warrior journey will be an experience like no other. We will channel our inner warrior and learn to practice the sacred dances of…

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Sufi Dance Workshop

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shakti Wellness Center, 2nd floor, Ghazaliyeh street, Haddad Building, Sioufi sector
Achrafieh, Lebanon
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Join Farima Berenji for a four hour workshop in Sufi dance. Venture deep into your heart to meet your sacred self and learn various styles of Sufi whirling practices including breathing techniques and moving meditation. The workshop will be divided into two parts: Part I: Fundamentals, 10 am to 12 pm Breathing, basic techniques, and whirling exercises (beginners only). Part II: Advanced, 2 to 4 pm Moving meditation, breathing, and various styles of Sufi whirling theory. Lunch break will be…

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Whirling Workshop for Kids

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shakti Wellness Center, 2nd floor, Ghazaliyeh street, Haddad Building, Sioufi sector
Achrafieh, Lebanon
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$25

Does your child like to spin? Join Farima Berenji for a 1 hour Sufi Workshop and venture deep into the heart to meet your sacred self! Many of us felt the exhilaration of spinning in circles as a child. Based on the centuries-old Sufi ritual known as whirling, spinning yourself about an axis can unite mind, heart and body. Your kids will learn spinning technique for sustained whirling without dizziness to fun kids' music in this energetic class designed to…

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Sufi Dance Workshop (Beginner/Intermediate)

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakti Wellness Center, 2nd floor, Ghazaliyeh street, Haddad Building, Sioufi sector
Achrafieh, Lebanon
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$40

"The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires ~Rumi Join Farima Berenji for a 2 hour Sufi Workshop and venture deep into the heart to meet your sacred self through various styles of Sufi whirling practices, breathing techniques, and moving meditations. Workshop suitable for beginners and intermediate level whirling for only $40. Registration Space is limited. To register kindly contact the Shatki Wellness Center at 70 803875 ~ 01 219597

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Dance of the Soul

June 28 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm
Guita, Mar Seba church street, Mejdel Akoura
El Mejdel, Mont-Liban Lebanon
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$150

Join Farima Berenji for a 3 day intensive retreat and venture deep into the heart through sacred circles and sufi whirling practices, practices based on the sacred number seven in Iranian mystical traditions and Sema rituals, Zikr (sufi prayers), and Shamanic healing, music, and sohbet (Sufi spiritual talk). Retreat and training will focus on Farima’s intensive breathwork technique, her unique whirling techniques, and styles based on the Seven Pathways of Love. The number seven has always been a sacred and…

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July 2019

Dance of the Soul (Sufi Whirling Workshop & Gathering)

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$15 – $20

Join us at our monthly Sufi Whirling Workshop and Sema Gathering, with live/recorded music, meditation, whirling, Zikr (Sufi Prayer) 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…

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