Silk Road Dance Company, cultural understanding through Beauty and Delight
Persian Nowruz (New Year) Dance Class starts Sunday, January 15th at 4 PM at JOY OF MOTION in Bethesda, Maryland. From ancient times, Persians and Central Asians have celebrated the New Year ("Nowruz") at the Spring Equinox. Learn the joyous folk and contemporary dances for the spring celebration of Nowruz to mark the rebirth of Nature. Students will have the opportunity to perform in Nowruz celebrations in the Metro DC area.
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.
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