This April’s performance is an opportunity to celebrate the work of the 2019 Dancer’s Choice Award winner, Sangam Arts, an organization that provides an innovative platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to come together to collaborate and co-create world-class music and dance performances.
Sangam Arts has invited Simorgh Dance Collective to perform traditional and folkloric dances of the Silk Road at this free City Hall event. The mission of the Simorgh Dance Collective is to create a supportive and creative community to present the rich, ancient culture and heritage of Iran.
The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall for free monthly noontime performances and is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West, in partnership with Grants for the Arts and SF City Hall.
About Simorgh Dance Collective
The Simorgh Dance Collective is devoted to educate and present traditional, classical, and sacred dance styles of the Silk Road. Since 2007, it is the first Iranian dance collective to be led by an Iranian woman, Farima Berenji. It currently has member companies and artist affiliations in Alaska, Canada, Turkey, UK, Iran, and the US.
About Sangam Arts (sangamarts.org)
Founded in 2013, Sangam Arts provides an innovative platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to come together to collaborate and co-create world-class music and dance performances. Using a wide range of cultural and artistic expressions from Folklorico and Tap to Kathak and Hula, Sangam’s presentations are curated to help recognize common humanities while celebrating vibrant diversity. Led by Usha Srinivasan and Priya Das, Mosaic Silicon Valley is Sangam’s flagship initiative focused on strengthening diverse communities through multicultural collaborative arts.