The Greatest Show of Silk Road Arts in the Bay Area!
A full of afternoon and evening of dance, music, and poetry from the Silk Road including Iran, Armenia, Turkey, China, India, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the Balkans.
Tickets and details at festivalsilkroad.com
View a gallery of past festival photos & performance videos.
Enjoy a day of dance and music concerts of the Silk Road countries by master and student artists in the Bay Area. Events also include a costume exhibit of Persian and Silk Road countries, Persian drumming workshop with Pezham Akhavass, dance workshops, and participatory folk dance to live music by the Edessa Music Ensemble. Light food items for purchase by Golnazar Gourmet Catering and Arabian Bites.
2:00 – 6:00pm Silk Road Bazaar — FREE
6:00 - 7:00pm Student Showcase Concert
The Student Showcase theater performance features the amazing Niosha Dance Academy, the Afsaneh Dance Academy, ARAX Dance (Armenian), ASKA Kolo (Serbian), and more.
8:00 - 10:00pm Concert of Silk Road Masters
Featuring Music guests: Imamyar Hasanov & Pezhham Akhavass, Hasmik Harutyunyan, Edessa Balkan & Greek Music Ensemble, and Zaryab Persian Music Ensemble with Neema Hekmat. Dance Artists: Ballet Afsaneh, ARAX Armenian Dance, Chinese Performing Arts of America, Hala Dance Company (Egypt), Shahrzad Dance Company, Tarangini School of Kathak Dance, Vionikos Greek Dance, and Yore Turkish Dance.
Tickets: $30 or $45 (VIP). Kids & Seniors are $18.
Ticket prices include both the 6:00pm Evening Student Showcase Concert and the 8:00pm Silk Road All Stars Concert. No tickets are needed for the outdoor afternoon festivities.
An overview as well as detailed program link is available here
Free admission to the evening performances is offered to Festival volunteers. Contact me if you'd like to sign up as a volunteer. It's a great cause and a means to meet others.