November 2020

Dear Friends,

Both worldwide and here in our community this year has been full of loss with events cancelled or delayed, people losing their livelihood, race riots, devastation, and the rise of a pandemic and the loss of life. But if 2020 is full of loss is it a lost year? If we each find hope, beauty, love, and joy in a time of crisis and we give this of ourselves in return before the year end then 2020 is not lost.

Coming this Saturday will be an online performance that I hope will help bring hope and renewal in the form of traditional dance and music, acting, song, poetry, and art. It is a multinational performance of hope by artists within and representing the countries of Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, England, Italy, and the United States. Based on an ancient legend, the Vahishtas, the immortal angels of good who created the universe, will return to earth when humanity calls for help during dire times and enter the soul of humans and empower them to fight evil.

In Vahishta: The Calling of the Angels each artist possesses a talent to embody the pure essence of their Angel or Vahishta. A combination of live and recorded performances, Vahishta will be presented online November 7 for a truly international viewing. Look for more details below and your chance to register for this inspiring online event featuring the Simorgh Dance Collective, other talented artists, and I.

This month I will be travelling and may offer a workshop in Lebanon.

All my events and classes listed below are online so there is no reason why you cannot watch or participate from your home.

I have launched a Simorgh Dance Collective Patreon page. Come visit and for your monthly support subscription receive receive special event previews and behind-the-scenes peeks, educational materials, lectures, and mini-tutorial videos. We also have a new Facebook group that members and friends of the Simorgh Dance Collective are invited to explore and share as forum.

Wishing you joy, health, and safety!

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.”

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.