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Layla Means Night – SOLD OUT!

Rosanna Gamson’s piece titled, Layla Means Night, showcased at ODC Theater in San Francisco October 30 – November 3, 2013.  The performance was a huge success and received several reviews:

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2013/10/layla_means_night_theater.php

Layla Means Night - Shahrzad

 

Shahrzad Dance Academy Students Featured as Part of Persian New Year Celebrations, from “West County Times”

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Shahrzad Dance Academy classes Help Preserve Traditional Persian Dance in Orinda, CA, from the “Contra Costa Sun,” 2002

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Miramonte Students earn P.E. Credit through Shahrzad’s Dance Class, from the “Contra Costa Sun,” 2000

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Shahrzad Dance Academy Provides Persian Dance to Growing International Community in San Ramon, CA, from “The Sunday Times,” 2006

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Shahrzad’s Dance Style Bridges East and West, from “The Sunday Times,” 2006

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Shahrzad Introduces Persian Dance to San Francisco State University for the First Time

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Shahrzad Speaks of Dance as a Language, 2000

English translation of article coming soon…

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Review of SDA Instructional Video, “Classical Persian Dance: Level 1,” from “Video Librarian,”1999

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Shahrzad Brings Innovation to Traditional Persian Choreography

English translation of article coming soon…
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Interview w/Shahrzad about Creating a Formal Persian Dance Style, from “The Iranian,” 1997

Click here to read article in Persian

English translation of article coming soon…

Shahrzad Preserves Persian Dance through Performance with Eastern Arts, from “The-event.com,” 1999

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Shahrzad First Persian Dancer to Perform in Costa Rica, article from “La Nacion,” photo from “La Prensa Libre,” 2008

English translations of articles coming soon…

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SDA has been a guest of:

(U.S. Invitations)

Atash Musical Ensemble (Austin, TX)
Avaz International Dance Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Baha’i Centers (San Franciso, CA and Chicago, IL)
California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, CA)
Eastern Arts (Salt Lake City, UT)
Miami University (Miami, FL)
Nahaal Scholarship Funds (Berkeley, CA)
Neva Russian Dance Ensemble (San Francisco, CA)
Payvand Persian language and arts school (Cupertino, CA)
Persian Center (San Jose, CA)
SFSU – Heritage week (San Francisco, CA)
Society of Iranian Professionals (San Jose, CA)
XDOT25 World Music Productions (Berkeley, CA)

(International Invitations)

Academia Danza O Fusión Cultural (San Jose, Costa Rica)
World Performing Arts Festival (Lahore, Pakistan)

Shahrzad Discusses her Teaching Methodology, from “The Orinda News,” May/June 2000

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YouTube

Shahrzad performs an excerpt from a Persian dance and talks about the Iranian American identity: