March 2023

Dear Friends,

March brings us the first day of spring with the vernal equinox, and is the traditional start of new beginnings. The first day of Spring also marks Norouz, the Persian New Year, and a time of renewal rituals, dancing, celebration, and remembrance. I invite you to make your own beginning with new experiences, new challenges, and new friends in the realm of dance, culture, and spirituality. Coming up this month and April is your opportunity to experience exciting dance exhibitions and classes. Look below for details.

The Simorgh Dance Collective returns to the stage for Spring Dances of the Silk Road March 16 at the Montalvo Carriage House theater in Saratoga, CA in two daytime performances of traditional Silk Road music and dance. Educate and enjoy yourself with a story of Persian culture on stage.

The tragic devastation in Turkey and Syria is humbling. I am offering free healing sessions for those affected by the recent earthquake on Fridays in March. Please contact me if you are interested in participating.

My classes resume in April with module 3 of Persian Mystical Dance and Whirling, the last of a series of beginning whirling and sacred dance classes.

Be sure to visit the Simorgh Dance Collective store for ethnic costumes, jewelry, and more from our Nouroz Bazaar. Your purchase helps support the Collective. Finally, if you have an idea to host a workshop, performance, lecture, or retreat with me please visit my Offerings page and feel free to contact me.

Wishing you safety, love, and health,

The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.

― Rumi

About farimadance

Farima is an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, instructor, dance ethnologist, and archaeologist.  Recognized as one of few world experts and scholars of Persian dance history, Farima infuses spirituality into her dance and teachings to impassion, empower, and inspire.