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Essence of Persian Dance

October 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - October 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm PDT

$30 – $35

A weekend workshop intensive and performance with Master Farima Berenji.

Persian Classical Dance Workshop

Sat. Oct 1, 12:00 – 1:30PM
Experience one of the world’s most enchanting dances. Persian dance is inspired by medieval Persian poetry, miniature artwork, sacred elements, animals, and geometry. Persian dance comes from an ancient culture of 8000 years and its movements often reflect the swirling of a birds, beautiful gesture and feelings, footwork patterns, and dazzling spins. Many great Persian poets extolled dance in their poems and used it as a symbol of the power of life and represented dance as a spiritual instrument to become one with the Divine.

Persian classical dance is delicate, intricate, subtle, and full of meaning. Delicate hand movements, gentle upper body undulations, and facial expressions are the essential elements of this dance. The dance emphasizes feeling, rather than movement. The dancer tells a story, by displaying a variety of expressions. This workshop introduces Persian classical dance technique, history and a simple choreography

Essence of Persian Dance Dinner Show

Sat. Oct 1, 7:30pm
Goli Reataurant, San Diego, CA
An amazing evening dinner show of beautiful Persian and Middle Eastern Dance with Master Artist Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective, Nataliya Saborio with Russian Oriental Belly Dance, and Lucia Herlinda.

$50 includes gourmet pizza buffet. More details…

Bandari (Khaliji) Dance Workshop

Sun. Oct 2, 2:30 – 4:00PM
Iranian folk dances reflect the ancient mythical stories, celebration of solstices, tribute to the ancient sacred animals, Gods, and mother earth. It reflects lifestyle of people who lead a simple and spiritual nomadic life. They are rhythmic and elegant movements that reflect a nomadic way of living, beliefs, work, struggles, and battles.

Centuries-old trade between Africa and Persia in the Persian Gulf introduced a blend of high-energy exciting folk dance and music known as Bandari. Bandari combines African, Arab, and Persian movements such as hand and shoulder shimmies, hip thrusts, and head tosses, earning it the name “Persian bellydance.” Bandari is a wild, celebratory dance that can be done as a group or solo. Iranian people of all ages perform this dance at parties, traveling around in a circle and sometimes stepping in to the center for a solo with encouragement from their friends.

Join Farima for this workshop and learn Bandari dance technique, history, and participate in a simple choreography.


$30 Advance or $35 at the door
Contact: Lucia (619) 405-2308 or cairolucy@cox.net


October 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm PDT
October 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm PDT
$30 – $35
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Farima Dance
Lucia Dance


La Vie Dance & Culture
1255 W. Morena
San Diego, CA 92110 United States
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