Join us for an introductory workshop in Iranian folk and classical dance with Iranian dance artist Sheila Eghbali. Demystify Iran and gather appreciation for the diversity of Iranian Dance. Sheila will draw from ancient dances from the majestic courts of ancient Iran, connecting mind, body and spirit. Come to dance or just observe and learn.
Proceeds benefit They Dance For Rain (TD4R) programs in Nairobi, Kenya. With this event, TD4R seeks to reveal truth, beauty and joy and promote peace through the process of engaging others in the dance arts. In this local event (US) we want to connect change makers in the dance arts with communities in need of fresh perspectives on relevant global issues and relationships.
In Kenya, we work with arts for social change organizations in creating Tap Dance programs for impoverished youth and professional contemporary dancers. We document everything and our photography illuminates a need for more artful image making in global society.
Iranian dance artist Sheila Eghbali is internationally recognized, the director of the International Iranian Dance conferences (IIDC) and Artistic Director of the Iranian Dance Arts based in Boston, MA. Coming to us with 24 years of experience, Eghbali trained in Iran in classical and folk dance and has been teaching for over 15 years along with only a handful of others from the Iranian/Persian community in the US. She is currently the only known Iranian dance artist in the US teaching and performing both folk and classical dances with a focus on authenticity.
Participate in the dance for $30 by pre-registering or $35 at the door.
Observe and learn by listening and watching for $15 by pre-registering or $20 at the door.
Groups of 4 or more may contact us for reduced rates.
PRE-REGISTER BY EMAILING:
Creatures of Habitat Artifacts from Kenya will be for sale and yummy sweet Persian treats available for your belly.
All levels of interest are welcome to attend and participate. Advanced dancers please contact us for further study opportunities with Sheila but please do join us on the 21st