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Dance Journey Along the Silk Road
November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Join the Silk Road Dance Company to experience the beauty and charm of traditional dances from across the world. From the steppes of Central Asia to the mountains of the Caucasus, this performance features dances of nomadic groups, oasis dwellers, and royal courts. Performed in breathtaking traditional costumes, these dances capture the spirit and grace of ancient civilizations of the Silk Road, including Uyghur, Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Iranian, Azeri, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Afghan influences.
The performance, which is sponsored by the City’s Takoma Park Arts cultural series, is free with a $10 suggested donation. No tickets or reservations are required.
Founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Laurel Victoria Gray, the award-winning Silk Road Dance Company presents traditional and contemporary women’s dances that offer a unique glimpse of the life and art of little-known cultures, especially those of the Islamic world. The company has performed in Uzbekistan, Qatar, Singapore, Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as prestigious venues in the D.C. area, including the White House, Kennedy Center, and Library of Congress. For more info, go to www.silkroaddance.com.