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Festival of the Silk Road in San Jose, California

Dance, Music & Poetry of Iran, Afghanistan, China, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and more...

When: May 2, 2009
Where: Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave. San Jose, CA.

Doors open at 6:30pm - come enjoy the Silk Road Bazaar and Art Displays before the concert.
Concert at 8:00pm

For the Festival of the Silk Road, Afsaneh Art & Culture Society unites a group of phenomenal Bay Area dance and musical guests to present a vibrant exploration of the rich cultural traditions of the Silk Road, as well as a not-to-miss pre-performance bazaar including traditional clothing, art, and refreshments. In a seminal convergence of these ancient and influential cultures, the Festival of the Silk Road brings together an inspired roster of dance and musical artists including Ballet Afsaneh, the award-winning Chinese Performing Arts of America, Wan-Chao Chang Dance Company, Shahrzad Dance Academy, and Niosha Dance Academy. Esteemed musical guests include Tameem Afzali & Friends Afghan Ensemble, Persian music by Neema Hekmat - Pourya Khademi - Kaveh Hedayayti & friends, as well as Mohammad Ebrahimi, and Farideh Louie. The musicians draw on a dynamic and rich aural palette to create a shimmering sonic landscape threading through the evening's performance.

Afsaneh Art & Culture Society (AACS) proudly presents Festival of the Silk Road, a full of evening of dance, music and poetry from the Silk Road including Iran, Afghanistan, China, Azerbaijan, India, Indonesia, and Tajikistanon Saturday, May 2nd, 2009. Celebrated in the Bay Area and beyond for presenting gorgeously crafted, authentic and rarely-seen traditional dances from Central Asia and Iran as well as cutting-edge, contemporary work based on traditional themes, Ballet Afsaneh is the professional performance ensemble of the Afsaneh Art & Culture Society. This dynamic group presents performances and activities throughout the year featuring dance, poetry, and music of the Silk Road -the historic trade route stretching 7,000 miles across Central Asia from the China Sea in the east to the Mediterranean in the west. The Ballet Afsaneh repertoire displays a wide range, from the lush and glittering lyricism of fairytale to incisive, thought provoking, contemporary work.

Produced in association with Chinese Performing Artists of America, Wan Chao Chang Dance Company, Shahrzad Dance Academy, Niosha Dance Academy, Iranian Federated Women's Club-Payvand School, Arts Council Silicon Valley, Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of San Jose.

Tickets: $25 General Admission - GET TICKETS ONLINE
Order Tickets by Phone (24hr hotline): (800) 383-3006


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