Persian Dance Intensive with Shahrzad Khorsandi
$45 – $130
Persian Dance Intensive with Shahrzad Khorsandi

Persian Dance Intensive with Shahrzad Khorsandi

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A Place to B (Saturday) / Gravity Dance Intensive (Sunday)

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A weekend Persian intentsive with Sharzad Khorsandi! (Saturday in Boulder, Sunday in Denver)

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SATURDAY WORKSHOP SERIES IN BOULDER

A Place to B Studio: 1750 30th St, Ste 64 Boulder, Colorado

11am – 1pm Beginning/Intermediate Technique: This master class explores Persian aesthetics manifested in fundamental body positions, lines, and transitions. Specific movement vocabulary will be presented and drilled in simple movement phrases that allow the dancer to integrate the technique and style into their body. This course is perfect for those new to Persian dance and seasoned Persian dancers who seek a foundational technique class to become more grounded in the style. It is also a great warm-up for Sunday's advanced technique class.

2pm - 4pm Persian Choreography: Movement vocabulary from the morning class are assembled into a piece choreographed by Shahrzad. Staging options will be given based on the number of dancers. Dancers agree to give credit to Shahrzad for the choreography each time the piece is performed, and is presented on any social media. *Morning technique class is a prerequisite for this class.

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SATURDAY NIGHT - Professional Dance Showcase and Live Traditional Persian Music!!

Featuring Shahrzad Khorsandi and many more. Doors open at 7pm, Showtime at 8pm . Location to be announced! Open to the Public, invite your friends!

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SUNDAY WORKSHOP SERIES IN DENVER

Denver: Gravity Dance Collective: 157 Kalamath St Denver, Colorado

11am – 1pm Continuing Persian Dance Techniques: This master class challenges the experienced Persian dancer with complex movement patterns and detailed technical elements. Specific movement vocabulary will be presented and drilled. Movement quality, dynamic expression, and transitions will be explored. This course is for intermediate and advanced performers/teachers experienced in Persian dance, as well as other dance styles.

2pm - 4pm Continuing Persian Choreography and Staging: In this class the movement phrases learned in the morning technique class are assembled and woven intricately with Persian music into a piece choreographed by Shahrzad. Staging options will be given based on the number of dancers who will perform the piece. Dancers enrolled in this workshop will have permission by Shahrzad to perform this piece. Dancers agree to give credit to Shahrzad for the choreography each time the piece is performed, and is presented on any social media. *Morning technique class is a prerequisite for this class.

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PRICING (Early Bird by December 16th)

Full Weekend Intensive: $130.00 / After December or at the door : $160.00

Saturday Full Day (Boulder) : Early bird: $75.00 / After December 16th : $90.00

Sunday Full Day (Denver) : Early bird: $75.00 / After December 16th: $90.00

Individual Classes: Early bird $45 / 2 hour class. After December 16th: $60 / 2 hour class

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ABOUT SHAHRZAD KHORSANDI

Shahrzad Khorsandi was born and raised in Iran and moved to the Bay Area in 1980. She studied Dance and Performance Art at California Institute of the Arts, has a BA in Dance, and an MA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University. She specializes in classical & contemporary Persian ballet, but her dance training includes Modern, Jazz, Ballet, West African, Afro-Haitian, among various other world dances. Shahrzad has been faculty at Solano College, St. Mary’s College, Diablo Valley College and Contra Costa College, and is the founder and artistic director of Shahrzad Dance Academy (SDA) and Shahrzad Dance Company (SDC), in Berkeley, CA.

A pioneer in Persian dance, Shahrzad has combined her formal dance training with her deep knowledge of Persian aesthetics to explore the depths of Persian dance, and has created a formal dance vocabulary and pedagogy for teaching Persian dance, helping in the artistic development and dissemination of an art form that continues to face social and political obstacles. She has documented this format in a book, The Art of Persian Dance, which was published in February of 2015.

Her system includes the introduction of fundamental Persian body positions and movement, categorization and designation of nomenclature to movements, assembly of movement into choreographed phrases, and composition of dance pieces woven intricately with Persian music. Her unique approach to creating Persian dance pieces has prompted her to identify her dance style as Contemporary Persian Ballet.

Learn more at Shahrzad’s website, www.dancepersian.org and www.facebook.com/shahrzaddancecompany

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