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Festival of the Silk Road: Persian Dance Concert and more...

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.

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  • Maryam

    I had a great time and enjoyed a lot. Thanks Kevin for Hosting this event.

    1 · May 19, 2013

    • Kevin G.

      We all made a lot of new friends and discoveries last night. And hopefully we found what we love and share in common with others in the world.

      1 · May 19, 2013

  • Kevin G.

    Excellent performances, vendors, workshops, and participatory dance. Student and professional artist performances were well received.

    May 19, 2013

  • setara

    Hi where,and,wat time we should meet let me know tanx

    May 17, 2013

    • Kevin G.

      I expect a small crowd but I can be found as one of the volunteers and would like to meet you!

      May 18, 2013

    • Kevin G.

      I'm on or back stage between 6-7pm.

      May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to come to this event with the group, where are you meeting up? I've never been with this group before, so I am a little nervous

    May 16, 2013

    • Kevin G.

      The $30 ticket gets you into both shows, $20 for only the student showcase. $18 both shows for student or senior.

      May 17, 2013

    • Kevin G.

      See you there!

      May 17, 2013

  • Kevin G.

    Tickets for the evening performances may be bought online until 12pm (noon) Saturday May 18. Afterward come to the theater 1pm or later to purchase. Don't wait to buy tickets and be disappointed at the door.

    May 17, 2013

  • Kevin G.

    Food vendors at the Festival will sell tea, Persian sandwiches, ice cream, and Mediterranean food. Uzbek, Tajik, Afghan, and Indian textiles, jewelry, and scarves will be for sale. A skin care consultant will also have a table.

    May 17, 2013

  • Kevin G.

    An overview of the afternoon activities and evening concert as well as a link to a detailed program is now available at http://festivalsilkroad.com/overview.html

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Kevin G.

    To attend the evening concert of dance and music be sure to buy your tickets in advance at http://festivalsilkroad.com/tickets.html. Avoid disappointment at the door.

    I've heard from the organizers that the evening has an extremely full schedule of performances by multiple artists.

    Thank you so much to the 3 members who have offered to volunteer so far! Volunteers get a free ticket to the evening shows and their names appear in the printed program. There are still openings for volunteers as ushers, loading in/out, helping visitors with information, etc. Let me know if you have interest.

    May 6, 2013

  • Kevin G.

    For your pleasure gourmet food truck Arabian Bites will be at the festival providing Mediterranean food fare. See http://festivalsilkroad.com/food.html for details.

    May 4, 2013

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