May 2022

Dear Friends,

This May 6 -9, join the Caravan of Mystics, a mystic Sufi music and dance retreat adjoining the beautiful Black Sea coast in Turkey. This amazing three day retreat will feature internationally acclaimed artists, musicians, and scholars. Recently Dr. Reza Alizadeh, scholar and professor of spiritually and mysticism in Konya, Master Seyed Vessal Hosseini from Iran (vocalist) and the amazing Fatih Kocer from Turkey (vocalist and musician) have joined our caravan. We’ve added another day, May 9, to the retreat in order to accommodate another day for music, dance, and excitement. Look for more details below.

Saturday April 23, the Simorgh Dance Collective and I perform in separate community events. My company dancers will be featured with Mosaic America performing Persian and Silk Road dances outdoors in Artsplash! at the beautiful Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA. Then, I perform for an evening concert in Spring Forward. Hosted by Eastern Arts, several local performers produce an amazing evening of music, dance, and pure joy. Both events are free.

My regular classes will resume in June. In the meantime, let us know if you would like a workshop in your area. I look forward to joining you in dance soon.

With love,


“Oh Beloved, take me. Liberate my soul.
Fill me with your love and
release me from the two worlds.
If I set my heart on anything but you
let fire burn me from inside.
Oh Beloved, take away what I want.
Take away what I do.
Take away what I need.
Take away everything
that takes me from you.”

― 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.