MAY 14, 2016 8:00 PM
Suggested $10 Donation
Uzbekistan, located at the heart of Central Asia, boasts a rich heritage of folk and classical dances. The award-winning Silk Road Dance Company’s “Dance Traditions of Uzbekistan” celebrates women’s dances from the region and provides a glimpse into a rich and ancient culture.
Thanks to a group of young Iranian-Americans in Washington, DC, Iran will be represented at Fiesta Asia festival this year - the largest celebration of Asian culture and heritage in the nation's capital on May 21st 2016.
They have gathered a team of talented musicians, dance performers and artists to showcase Iran's culture. They need to raise funds to cover the costs of the artists, purchase equipment, and reserve a spot at the festival. Your contribution will help to represent Iran and demonstrate a sophisticated level of Iranian culture and art. Enjoy a masterful performance of Santoor, Setar, Persian percussion, calligraphy, traditional dance shows, Persian chai, delicious giveaways and much more.
CLICK HERE to DONATE to IRAN at FIESTA ASIA
Haft Paykar: Seven Beauties
The First Lady introduces Silk Road Dance Company at the historic March 11, 2015 White House Nowruz Celebration.
“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
In addition to her courses at George Washington University, Founder and Artistic Director of Silk Road Dance Company, Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray, has been teaching at Joy of Motion since 1999. Read about some of her contributions and accomplishments in this Blog post. CLICK HERE.
Dancing in the District