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March 2019

Femina

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
$40

Sangam Arts & Guru Shradha presents Femina In celebration of women... Local master choreographers and artists representing artistic traditions from around the globe will present 75 minutes of glorious music and dance. Featured styles include Cambodian (Charya Burt), Chinese (Haiyan Jackson Dance), Indian (Bharatanatyam – Vidhya Subramanian & Odissi- Guru Shradha), West African (Cheza Nami), Cumbia Colombiana (Daybreaker Pro). Includes a dance re-enactment exemplifying the legendary ancient women warriors and goddesses of ancient Persia by Farima Berenji and the Simorgh…

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Central Asian Dance Workshops

March 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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Once monthly dance workshop on Central Asian ethnic dance taught by Nancy Rose Aktas, Farima Berenji, and Dr. Gurbuz Aktas. Cultural styles taught include Uzbek, Tajik, Afgan, and Azeri. Workshop dates are January 13, February 10, and March 10. Both men and women are welcome! Students have an opportunity to perform in a future dance show. Azerbaijani Dance with Nancy Rose Aktas Mar 10, 11:00am - 12:30pm, $35 Learn Kafkaz and Azeri dance choreography and technique including fast footwork and…

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Simorgh Dance Spring Celebration and Fundraiser

March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$10

Georgian Dance Workshop with Iveria Dance Group, Silk Road Bazaar, Social Dancing, and more… Join the Simorgh Dance Community for our annual spring celebration and fundraiser. Learn and enjoy some traditional folk dances and music of Georgia, take home some ethnic treasures from a Silk Road bazaar, enjoy refreshments and sweets, enjoy dance performances and live music, then celebrate in a Silk Road dance party. All proceeds help benefit the work of the Simorgh Dance Collective. Georgian Dance Workshop This…

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Houston Nowruz Festival 2019

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Rd
Houston, TX 77045 United States
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$25

The largest Persian New Year celebration in Texas featuring Shahram Solati, Farima Berenji and Simorgh Dance Collective, DI Shahrouz, ICF school performance, and more! Tickets are available now Buy Tickets

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Persian Flamenco Fusion

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Studio, 2687 Penrith Ave.
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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CAN$50

Explore Sufi and Persian dance infused with Flamenco with Farima Berenji. Farima Berenji will take us on a stunning journey from Southern Spain to Persia. Learn the history and the beautiful movements of Flamenco, combined with Persian and Iranian Sufi Whirling traditions. There is a historic, lively cross-cultural exchange between the cultures surrounding the Mediterranean Sea since the 11th century. In both Spanish and Persian traditions, rhythms and dance are a source of releasing energy and becoming one with the…

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Nowruz Dance Performances and Sema Gathering

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Studio, 2687 Penrith Ave.
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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$10

Plan to join Farima, the Simorgh Dance Collective, and friends and celebrate the Persian New Year and Spring Equinox with dance performances followed by a Sema Gathering (Sufi Whirling) led by Farima. Learn personal and spiritual Sema (Sufi Whirling) as well as other turning practices, while listening to sacred poetry and music. Feel free to bring a poem to share or play us your favorite musical instrument. Anyone may participate in the Sema Gathering, join the whirling, move in a…

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Persian Qajar and Pop Dance Intensive

March 30 - March 31
Abbey Studio, 2687 Penrith Ave.
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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CAN$200

The Abbey Studio is excited to welcome back Farima Berenji for a weekend dance intensive exploring Persian classical and popular dances. In this two day weekend intensive Farima will teach 2 different styles: Dances from Early Qajar Dynasty 'A Rose Garden' and Persian Contemporary/Pop. Farima will teach history, costuming, technique, and choreography related to these dance styles. All dancers, beginners and returning students, will find new challenges and inspiration in Farima's teaching style! Price and Registration Full weekend: $200 Simorgh…

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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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