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Despite its ancient roots, Persian dance has never been codified into an established set of movements like other classical dance forms such as Ballet – until now.���� Innovator and visionary Shahrzad Khorsandi has written the definitive book for dancers looking to learn this under-defined art form.

The Art of Persian Dance is the first book to establish a formalized pedagogy which encompasses the foundational principals of Persian dance technique. The Art of Persian Dance provides the structure and vocabulary for teaching a style of dance that has been part of Persian culture for millennia.������ It details body positions, rules for achieving correct body line, and descriptions and illustrations of the patterns and transitions that define the technique.

Shahrzad has spent almost 20 years studying and exploring the depths of aesthetics distinct to Persian culture ��� once the center of the ancient Persian Empire – to isolate those elements that define the movements as Persian. Her vast repertoire of original choreography is based on these Persian aesthetics.  Her commitment to creating a comprehensive method for teaching this technique, including categorization of movements and positions, and establishing a nomenclature, have made her a pioneer in the dance community.

  • Published: February 2015
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