Performances

Shahrzad Dance Academy has a long history of not only preserving Persian dance, but contributing to the development of this endangered art form. The company does this through workshops and performances around the world.

SDA also produces instructional and performance DVDs (under “products” on this site)

Below is a list of upcoming events. For information or for booking please email info@dancepersian.org.

Taste of Norouz

tasteofnowruz2014Celebrate Norouz (Persian New Year) with SDC and other artists.  Enjoy delicious Persian food, live music and dance performance.

March 23, 2014

4 – 8 pm

Visual & Performing Arts Center

De Anza College, Cupertino CA

Tickets:  www.eventbrite.com

 

Dance in Diaspora – Shahrzad Dance Company featured at ODC Theater

 

An incredible evening of dance and music by Shahrzad Dance Company accompanied by Saman Mahmoudi (santoor) from Phoenix, AZ and Samandar Dehghani (daff) from Sacramento, CA.  We will be sharing the stage with Farima Berenji.  The evening will end with a tribute to the late master Mahmoud Zoufonoun in a dance titled Transcendence, and a Q & A with the artists.CS1_4985 resized a bitFor more info and to purchase tickets click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/265726306912914/

 

 Badeh va TaranehAn evening of

  • live music with Hamid Saeidi, Mehrdad Arabi, and Misagh Eshaghi
  • dance performance by Shahrzad Dance Company
  • interactive song and dance session
Come and watch, sing, dance, and celebrate Persian culture with us!

Friday December 6, 2013

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Osher Theater

2055 Center St. Berkeley, CA

 

Persian dance at The Sunday Salon!

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Sunday October 20th 2013

6:30 pm

2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda, California 94501
Shahrzad’s collaboration with Mima Goodarz (Vocals) and Farin Foroudi (Daf) in the premier performance of Rebirth will be presented along with several other original pieces by local artists!
For more info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/408999619200718

Shahrzad Dance Company at Darioush Winery – Festival del Sole

 
We are excited to be performing at the beautiful Darioush Winery during the Festival del Sole.  The festival is held in the mesmerizing wine country of Napa, California.  Please click on the link below for more information:

Persian Dance performance at San Leandro Library

m-farshchian-morning-starShahrzad Dance Company will present a 45-minute interactive program in Persian dance.  This program is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome!

Persian Dance Lecture-demo

Iranian Cultural Foundation of Houston, TX

presents

Norouz 2013

Featuring Persian dance performance by Shahrzad Dance Company

Live music by local bands

Performance by famous Persian pop singer Leila Forouhar

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Date:  Sunday March/24, 2013

Time:  1:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Discovery Green Park (downtown Houston)

Fee: $15/in advance  and $20/at the door

For more info:  Navid Rafatian

navid.rafatian@gmail.com

 

 

Persian dance and music to bring in the New Year!

Fremont Library is celebrating the first day of spring, Persian New Year with live music and dance performance!  Come and celebrate Persian New Year in an interactive performance that promises to be both entertaining and informative.  This program is free and open to the public, and appropriate for all ages, so bring the whole family!

 

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2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
Fukaya Room
2400 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

Nowruz Celebration – Union City Library

Come and celebrate Nowruz, Persian New Year with Persian dance performance by Shahrzad Dance Company, live Persian music by Ebrahimi brothers, and more.   The dance performance is interactive, educational, and entertaining for all ages.  This event is free and open to the public.  Bring the family and enjoy celebrating the first day of spring with us!

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Saturday March 9, 2013
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Union City Library
34007 Alvarado-Niles Blvd.
Union City, CA 94587

 

 

Shahrzad’s Persian Dance Workshops on the East Coast

 

 

These workshops in classical Persian dance

by Shahrzad Khorsandi

are intended for intermediate and advanced dancers

 

 

February 22, 2013  8:00 – 10:00 pm

Drum & Dance Center

4054 Quakerbridge Rd

Lawrence, NJ

 To register: ddlcnj@gmail.com

www.drumdancecenter.com

609-324-7383

 

February 23, 2013  1:00 – 4:00 pm

Bellydance America

265 W. 37th St. STe #206

New York,  NY

To register: jehanarts@hotmail.com

www.bellydanceamerica.com

212-768-4888

 

February 24, 2013     1:00 – 5:30 pm

Okinawan Karate Academy

351 Miracle Mile

Lebenon, NH

To register: gina@ginadances.com

www.ginadances.com

802-282-2149

Persian Dance Performance and Workshop at Redwood Coast Bellydance Festival

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Persian dance workshop by Shahrzad on Sunday Oct/7 at 12:00 noon.

at Redwood Coast Bellydance Festival in Arcata, California

Enjoy 2 days of classes and performances in various Middle-Eastern dance styles.

For more info, contact: www.redwoodcoastbellydance.com

Persian dance workshops and performance at the Sacred Dance Guild in Holland, Michigan

sacred-dance-guild-festival1Come and explore “hope” through dance!

Shahrzad will be teaching four 1-hour sampler workshops and three 2-hour workshops in Persian dance.  The students will learn a choreographed piece which they can present at the closing ceremony.

The festival will conclude with a faculty dance concert, where Shahrzad will perform a Persian dance solo.

For more info, contact: www.sacreddanceguild.org/festival2012

Classical Persian Dance Workshop – Qajar dynasty

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Norouz Celebration with Shahrzad Dance Company

img_1386Come and celebrate Persian New Year and enjoy and interactive performance that promises to be both entertaining and informative!

Location: San Mateo Public Library

55 W. 3rd Ave.  San Mateo CA 94402 – Oak Meeting Room

For more info:  Donya Sultani (650) 522-7845

Iranian Culture & Art Club of Fresno Celebrates Norouz

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An evening of dance, music, and poetry!

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno

Address:  2672 E. Alluvial

Clovis, CA 93611

For more info:  559-709-3851

Fresno Library Celebrates Norouz!

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A family-friendly event that is both entertaining and educational!  This event is open and free to the public.

Location: Sunnyside Branch Fresno Public Library

5566 E. Grand Canyon Ave.

Fresno, CA 93727

For more info: 559-255-6595

Persian Dance Performance at Union City Library

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A family-friendly event that is both entertaining and educational!  This event is open and free to the public.

Location: Union City Library

34007 Alvarado Niles Rd.

Union City, CA 94587

For more info:  510-745-1464

Norouz Celebration wtih Shahrzad Dance Company at Fremont Library!

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Fremont Library

2400 Stevenson Blvd.

Fremont CA 94538

Free to the public!

For more info:  510-745-1439

Classical Persian Dance Workshop

slide133-hr workshop in classical Persian dance technique with focus on Qajar Style!

New York City, NY

www.bellydanceamerica.com

212-768-4888

Classical Persian Dance Workshop

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For more info contact: Alexia

ddlcnj@gmail.com

(609) 324-7383

Traditions and Innovations Intensive with Anahid Sofian

PowerPoint Presentation

Classic and Contemporary Persian Dance Workshop

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Date: August 14th
Time: 12:30 – 3:30
Location: Dance Garden
3407 B Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Fee: Pre-register by July 20 $35 ; otherwise $45 (Paypal)
Registration Contact :
Lailah 213-447-6658 or
Email:
lailah_yasmina@yahoo.com

Classical & Contemporary Persian Dance Workshop

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March 20 2011

Location:
Cultural Integration Fellowship
2650 Fulton St. @ 3rd Ave
San Francisco, CA
Naw-Ruz 2011 Single

March 26 2011 – Performance

Location:
Union City Library
34007 Alvarado Niles R.
Union City, CA

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/popevent.cfm?curOrg=ACL&curKey1=Union%20City%20Branch&curMonth=2&curYear=2011&eID=2140660

March 19, 2011 – Performance

Location:
San Jose Library
150 East. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA

http://www.sjpl.org/event/persian-dancing

March 5th 2011 – Performance

Location:
Fremont Public Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/friend.cfm?curOrg=ACL&curKey1=Fremont%20Branch&curMonth=3&curYear=2011&tEvt=2121150

Performances & Lecture-Demonstrations

February 13, 2011 2–
3PM
Philadelphia Public Library
1901 Vine St. (near 30th St. Amtrak)
Philadelphia, PA
(215)686-5372
March 5, 2011 2–
3PM
Fremont Public Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA
Link to Event
March 19, 2011 2-
3PM
San Jose Library

150 East. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA

Link to Event
March 20, 2011 11AM –
Noon
Cultural Integration Fellowship
2650 Fulton St. @ 3rd Ave
San Francisco, CA
March 26, 2011 3 –
4PM
Union City Library
34007 Alvarado Niles R.
Union City, CA
Link to Event

Upcoming Events

For our upcoming workshops click here

For our upcoming Performances or lectures click here

Performance/Lecture

Location:
Philadelphia Public Library
1901 Vine St. (near 30th St. Amtrak)
Philadelphia, PA
(215)686-5372

WorkShop

Location:
Drum & Dance Learning Center
Avalon Way & Quakerbridge Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ
(609)324-7383
www.drumdancecenter.com

Workshops

February 11, 2011 8– 10PM Drum & Dance Learning Center
Avalon Way & Quakerbridge Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ
(609)324-7383
www.drumdancecenter.com
February 12, 2011 3–
5PM
Anahid Sofian Studio
29 W. 15th St.
New York, NY
(212)741-2848
www.anahidsofianstudio.com
February 26, 2011
(one hour for lunch)
10AM –
3PM
Masonic Center:
1st Street between
Grand Junction, CO
Saturday Evening Hafla 7:30PM Masonic Center
February 27, 2011
(Must have attended Saturday class to participate)
Noon –
2PM
Masonic Center:
1st street between
Orchard and Patterson
Grand Junction, CO

Classical & Contemporary Persian Dance Workshop

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and explore the unleashed expression of  contemporary
dance with the refined, poetically potent aesthetics
of ancient Persia. “

May 8, 2010

May 8, 2010               Silk Road Festival (Hosted by Ballet Afsaneh)

(8:00 – 11:00 pm)        Mexican Heritage Plaza – San Jose, CA

                                    Contact: info@dancesilkroad.org

April 11, 2010

April 11, 2010 Norouz Festival – San Jose CA.

(10:00 am – 8:00 pm)   Guadalupe Park (next to Children Discovery Museum in downtown San Jose)

                                    Contact: mkamkar7@gmail.com

March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010          Fresno

(6:00 – 9:00 pm)          Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno – 2672 E. Alluvial (Chestnut) 

Clovis, CA 93611

(559)709-3851

March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010          Nima Farsi School (Albany branch) Norouz Celebration (invitation only)

(6:30 – 9:00 pm)          El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Center

March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010          Iranian Cultural Foundation – Houston

(1:00 – 8:00 pm)          Persian New Year Festival

                                    Discovery Green Park – 1500 McKinney St., downtown Houston  TX. 77010

Tickets:  $10 in advance/ $15 at the gate/ Children under 10 are free

(713) 590-9770  amir.nayebpour@gmail.com

March 14, 2010

March 14, 2010          Nima Farsi School (Danville branch) Norouz Celebration (invitation only)

(4:00 – 8:00 pm)          San Ramon Performing Arts Center (at Dorothy Valley High School)

San Ramon, CA

March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010          Fundraiser for Affordable Housing Associates.

www.ahainc.org , by Moms Against Poverty (www.momsagainstpoverty.org)

                                    Oakland Ballroom

Persian Cultural Celebration, October 23, 2009 6:00 PM

October 23, 2009  6:00 PM
Persian Cultural Celebration
Cal State East Bay
There will be a 20-minute performance by SDA company members
For more info, contact info@dancepersian.org

Dance-a-Rama 2009

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Come enjoy a series of free performances on the last day of National Dance Week from 1-5p.m!

SDA performs from 4-5 p.m.

2525 Eighth Street at Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

FREE ADMISSION!

For more information call 510-848-4878 or go to http://www.worksintheworks.org/terrain.html

Faranak & the Royals

Shahrzad will perform two dances with Faranak & the Royals, who will open for Boney James at:

Kimball’s Carnival
522 2nd St. 
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-6979

“Mehmani Noruzi 1388″ Persian New Year Celebration

Shahrzad Dance Academy and other wonderful Bay Area artists will be performing at this Norouz event, presented by Payvand and the Iranian Federated Women’s Club. The event will be held at:

Cupertino Quinlan Community Center
10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014

Dinner: catered by Arya Restaurant
Admission: $35.00
www.payvand.org

For tickets please contact:
408.624.9222
Payvand95@aol.com

Almaden Library Performance

SDA students will perform traditional Persian dance at the Almaden Library located at 6455 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95120.

Festival of the Silk Road

fest-silkroad-09e.jpgShahrzad Dance Academy will give a guest performance at the Festival of the Silk Road, presented by Afsaneh Art & Culture Society. The event will take place at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater located at 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116 (click on flyer for more information)

S.F. Richmond Neighborhood Multicultural Art Fair

An annual multicultural program focusing on children. Traditional and classical Persian dances will be performed by SDA junior company members.

Los Gatos Norouz Festival

An annual all day Norouz celebration held at Vasona Lake County Park located at 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

Norouz Program, Nima Persian Language School

Annual Norouz celebration for youth in the Bay Area. Dances are choreographed and taught by SDA, and will be performed by Persian language school students at Martin Luther King Middle School, located at 1781 Rose St, Berkeley, CA 94703

Norouz Program, Dehkhodah Persian Language School

Annual Norouz celebration for youth in the Bay Area. Dances are choreographed and taught by SDA, and will be performed by Persian language school students.

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