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JANUARY 9, 2016 @ 3 pm
THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM
600 N. CHARLES STREET
This performance is in conjunction with the special exhibition: Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts.
SUNDAY MARCH 13, 2016
MAY 14, 2016 7:30 - 9:00 PM
The famous Shahnameh ("Book of Kings") comes to the stage in Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray's newest concert work. Silk Road Dance Company breathes life into the epic stories of courage and love that are over 1,000 years old. Special guest artists - the magical Simorgh, the clever steed Raksh, and the evil dragon!
Learn more about the ideas and influences that led to the founding of Silk Road Dance Company.
Click here to read the 2013 Blog Post about this fascinating, creative journey.
Since 1995, Silk Road Dance Company's pioneering artistic achievements in presenting women's dance of the Islamic World has earned them many awards and honors. Read more...
Attention Maryland Arts Presenters!
The First Lady introduces Silk Road Dance Company at the historic March 11, 2015 White House Nowruz Celebration. Watch at 4:07!
“I think it’s so fitting that we are holding this celebration here today because, one of my favorite things about the White House is how it is truly the people’s house. A house that reflects the diversity of culture and traditions that make us who we are as a country. And Nowruz is one of those traditions.”
First Lady Michelle Obama
March 11, 2015
Read the remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama and her introduction of Silk Road Dance Company by clicking on the link below:
Remarks by First Lady at Nowruz Reception
Dancing in the District