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Whirling: Dance of the Divine Nature

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


Discover whirling and ancient Persian mystic dance movements, incorporating meditation and breath work as you unlock new ways of exploring connections between body, mind, and nature.

Instructor Farima Berenji will guide you through the process as you open yourself to a deeper level of communication and interaction with your spiritual self. Whirling is a practice of devotion, healing, and meditation. Originating thousands of years ago, it was seen as way of connecting the body and soul. Everything in nature was believed to have a soul, and dance was used as a rhythmic ritual that helped us form connections with the world around us. Together, we will learn these techniques and seek to discover the many ways in which the Earth speaks to each of us.


Farima Berenji

Farima Berenji

Farima Berenji

Farima Berenji is an Iranian-born scholar and an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, choreographer, instructor, lecturer, dance ethnologist, Sufi master, and archaeologist specializing in classical, folkloric, and sacred dances of Persia and the Silk Road. Her training spans a lifetime of intensive collaboration and research with master artists, scholars, and spiritual teachers worldwide. She is the founder and artistic director of the Simorgh Dance Collective, a worldwide collaborative devoted to teach dance technique, interpret, illustrate, present, and perform dances of the Silk Road. In 2018, Farima became the first American-Iranian woman honored to be a TEDx dance speaker and performer. Farima is a member of the International Dance Council (CID – UNESCO), UNESCO, and the National Folk Organization (NFO). Read more..


October 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Montalvo Arts Center
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Historic Villa, Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road, PO Box 158
Saratoga, California 95071 United States
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