THIS Sun: Persian Dance Workshop. Deadline: Fri Jun 4.
- Greetings & Happy June,
We look forward to dancing with you THIS coming Sun Jun 6 at
Shahrzad's "Persian Dance Workshop" at Halanda Studio in San Jose, CA!
Take advantage of the low price and register by THIS Fri Jun 4 at the
latest. Halanda Pass holders get an extra 10% off upon showing a valid
pass at the event.
Register online at http://www.halanda.com/calendar-e.html#Shahrzad
Learn the subtle techniques of this beautiful, elegant and ancient
dance from a native pro: Shahrzad (http://www.dancepersian.org).
Simple techniques that will give your dance a new depth!
Details below and on http://www.Halanda.com
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Halanda Studio in San Jose, CA (http://www.Halanda.com) is thrilled to
bring you the talents of Iranian born dancer & teacher, Shahrzad
(http://dancepersian.org) in a 1-day Persian dance workshop that
explores both Classical Persian dances as well as Contemporary Persian
Ballet (Shahrzad's innovative style).
Details below and on http://halanda.com/calendar-e.html#Shahrzad
WHEN: Sun June 6, 1:30 - 4:00pm
1:30am - 3:00pm: Classical Persian Dance
3:00 - 4:00pm: Contemporary Persian Ballet
(Class Description below)
WHERE: Halanda Studio, 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. For
directions, please visit http://halanda.com/contact.html
COST: $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Halanda Pass holders get 10% discount.
Register online at http://halanda.com/calendar-e.html#Shahrzad
Shahrzad Khorsandi has been involved in Persian dance since childhood.
She studied Dance and Performance Art at California Institute of the
Arts, has a BA in Dance, and an MA in Creative Arts from San Francisco
State University. Her dance training includes Modern, Jazz, Ballet,
West African, Afro-Haitian, Flamenco, and Persian. Shahrzad currently
works as a dance instructor/choreographer in the Bay Area, has been
faculty at Solano College, St. Mary’s College, Diablo Valley College
and Contra Costa College, and is the founder and artistic director of
Shahrzad Dance Company (SDC), based in Richmond, California. Shahrzad
has combined her formal training in dance with her intrinsic knowledge
of Persian aesthetics, to explore the depths of Persian dance and has
developed a formal structure for teaching this style.
What makes Shahrzad’s work unique is her background in a culture rich
in ancient aesthetics evident in its calligraphy, painting, and
poetry. These aesthetics are seen and felt in the flow of the movement
and the oneness of the body with the music. However, what
distinguishes her work from most other “ethnic” dances is her
innovative, contemporary choreography. With conceptual themes and
complex movement patterns, Shahrzad has managed to capture & combine
the unleashed expression of contemporary dance with the refined,
poetically potent aesthetics of an ancient culture, creating her own
unique style of dance which she identifies as Contemporary Persian
Classical Persian dance is a fluid yet rhythmic dance form, which
emphasizes the use of hands and wrists. The movement and positioning
of the body reflect the rich and refined aesthetics of Persia. The
focus of this course is on the shape of the hands, movement of the
wrists and feet, isolation and coordination of arms and legs, and
capturing the Persian aesthetics in the body line. Nomenclature of the
movements will be presented in Farsi (Persian language). Pre-recorded
Classical Persian music will be used in class
Shahrzad's unique style of Contemporary Persian Ballet captures &
combines the unleashed expression of contemporary dance with the
refined, poetically potent aesthetics of ancient Persia, resulting in
choreography that is both conceptual and organically expressive.
Looking forward to dancing with you THIS Sun!