Silk Road Dance Company, cultural understanding through Beauty and Delight
Coronation of the Queen
Order of the Alamo
San Antonio, Texas
April 21, 2004
Uzbek Embassy Holiday Party
December 23, 2002
A suite of Central Asian dance to celebrate the holidays.
October 18, 2002
Silk Road brings extra sparkle and delight to a wedding.
Rakkasah Middle Eastern Dance Festival
October 18-20, 2002
Silk Road performs Saturday afternoon at this renowned East Coast festival.
Takoma Park Folk Festival
September 22, 2002
Takoma Park, MD
Silk Road presents a suite of Uzbek, Tajik, Afghani, and Iranian dances.
2nd Annual Metro DC Dance Awards
September 9, 2002
George Washington University
Silk Road helps celebrate the two-hour awards program with a Persian dance performance.
US State Department
July 10, 2002
Silk Road performs dances as part of ''State of the Arts'' cultural series.
Crossing Cultures: An Evening on the Silk Road
July 6 and 7, 2002
Joy of Motion
Jack Guidone Theater
A diverse suite of dances celebrates Silk Road cultures, including the premiere of our new Azerbaijani Suite.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival:
Silk Road Traditional Costume Fashion Show and Dance Performance
Sunday, June 30, 2002
Silk Road Dance Company, with Uzbek guests Qizlarhon Dusmuhamedova and Tufakhon Pinkosova, presents a fashion show featuring antique costumes from Silk Road Cultures. Show at the Silk Grove area on the National Mall.
United Nations World Refugee Day Celebration
Union Station Silk Road Dance Company performs for UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and US
Secretary of State Colin Powell celebrating World Refugee Day
Sunday, June 23, 2002
PEACE CORPS 40 plus Year Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, June 22, 2002
National Zoo daytime shows and evening Gala Reception and Dinner with Master of Ceremonies Bill Moyers at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
Library of Congress
Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Sponsored by the Library's Asian-American Cultural Association, SRDC presents a program of dances from Central Asia to help celebrate Asian-American Heritage Month.
Nazemi Parsart Center
Saturday, May 25, 2002
Van Nuys, CA
A 90-minute concert by Silk Road featuring a wide selection of dances from our repertoire.
Warner Brothers International TV Gala
Friday, May 24, 2002
Silk Road Dance Company helps create an atmosphere of myth and mystery with several performances at this gala event.
Romani Benefit at Casablanca Restaurant
April 7, 2002
Members of SRDC perform at benefit for Voice of Roma.
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
April 6, 2002
SRDC performs traditional dances at Christian and Islamic Family Day.
Persian New Year Nowruz Celebration
March 29, 2002
Silk Road dancers help celebrate Persian New Year party for members of Mehr Lodge and their guests.
Joy of Motion Open House for the Middle Eastern Dance Program
March 24, 2002
Guest appearances by SRDC in the Jack Guidone Theater.
Persian New Year Nooruz Celebration
International Society of Scholars
March 16, 2002
Artistic Director Laurel Victoria Gray performs at Persian New Year party hosted by the International Society of Scholars, which awarded her a certificate of Honor for her "great services...in the field of the Performing Arts of Central Asia."
International Women's Day Celebration
March 7, 2002
Silk Road dances help kick off Catholic Relief Services' International Women's Day celebration with the theme, Women's Journeys.
Amnesty International Conference
February 22, 2002
Silver Spring, MD
Silk Road presents dances of Central Asia as part of a reception following a conference on ending torture in Central Asia.
Embassy of Egypt
February 26, 2004
Lecture/Demonstration by Laurel Victoria Gray and Silk Road Dance Company.
March 11, 2004
March 19, 2004
March 26, 2004
"Spring on the Silk Road" celebrates the Iranian and Central Asian celebration of the New Year at the Spring Equinox.
April 3, 2004
Sheperdstown, West Virginia
"Dances of the Islamic World" concert reveals the cultulral diversity of the Middle East and beyond.
April 9, 2004
By special request, Silk Road Dance Company performs Kafkazi dances, with the bride Shadi as the featured soloist.
Saints Peter and Paul Antiochan
April 17, 2004
Silk Road Dance Company presents raditional dances and costumes from around the Arab World.
Coronation of the Queen
Order of the Alamo
April 22, 2004
San Antonio, Texas
Silk Road Dance Company performs choreographies by Laurel Victoria Gray with the San Antonio Symphony as part of the annual San Antonia Fiesta and the Coronation of the Queen.
April 24, 2004
pro choice rally
Dances of the Islamic World
May 6, 2004
University of Maryland Baltimore
The rich traditions and ethnic diversity of the Islamic World comes to the stage in the lecture concert by Silk Road Dance Company.
Fundraiser for Afghan Women
May 22, 2004
Pennsylvania State University
Universoty Park, PA
Selections from Silk Road Dance Company's
Afghani and Central Asian repertoire add a lively dimension to this fundraiser for Afghan women.
Dance Metro DC Nominations Concert
Mexican Cultural Institute
Leading Washington, DC area dancers perform at this concert highlighting the end of the nominating season for the annual Dance Metro DC Awards.
Joy of Motion IN CONCERT
June 6, 1004
A Resident Arts Partner of Joy of Motion Dance Center, Silk Road Dance Company presents selections from our award-winning repertoire.
World Refugee Day
June 19, 2004
National Geographic Society
EGYPTA: Myth, Magic, and Mystery
June 25 and 26, 2004
Winner of the 2003 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project Award, Laurel Victoria Gray's dance drama Egypta draws on ancient Egyptian myths, legends, and history.
July 3 Afghani wedding
July 24 Persian Ghodsi wedding
August 28 and 29 Chicago
September 19, Gettysburg
Uzbek wedding ceremony
Dance DC Festival
October 3, 2004
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Selected to represent the excellence and diversity of dance in Washington, DC, Silk Road Dance Company performs a suite of Azerbaijani dances.
Oct 16 17 JOM arabesque
October 31 arabian nights joes Halloween
Embassy of Uzbekistan Reception
November 3, 2004
Dances from Silk Road Dance Company Legacy Repertoire of traditional Uzbek dances bring the culture of Uzbekistan to life for embassy guests.
Coming to Africa Festival
November 12 . 2004
University of Maryland College Park
College Park, Maryland
Silk Road Dance Company shares Egyptian dances at this festival celebrating African culture.