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Festival of the Silk Road in San Jose, California

Source: Afsaneh Art & Culture Society

Come Celebrate Ballet Afsaneh's 25 Year Anniversary!
Fun for the whole family!

Saturday, May 7th, 2011 - Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose CA 95116

6:30pm: The Silk Road Bazaar and exhibit begins in the beautiful lobby at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater.
8:00 - 10:00pm: Concert

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, exhibits, art, and refreshments. In a joyful 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,Yore Turkish Folkdance Ensemble, the award-winning Chinese Performing Arts of America, Khukh Tenger - Mongolian Dance Group, Shahrzad Dance Company, and Niosha Dance Academy. Esteemed musical guests include: the Zaryab Persian Music Ensemble, Ebrahimi Brothers, Turkish Classical Music group, Chinese Performing Arts Music Ensemble .... many more!

Afsaneh Art & Culture Society (AACS) & Ballet Afsaneh proudly present Festival of the Silk Road 2011, a full of evening of dance, music and poetry from the Silk Road including Iran, Turkey, China, India, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan & Tajikistan on Saturday, May 7th, 2011. Ballet Afsaneh is the professional performance ensemble of the Afsaneh Art & Culture Society; Now celebrating its 25 year anniversary in the Bay Area! This critically acclaimed group presents performances and activities in the Bay Area and beyond featuring dance, poetry, and music of the Silk Road -the historic trade route stretching 7,000 miles across Eurasia from the China Sea in the east to the Mediterranean in the west. Gorgeously crafted, authentic and rarely-seen traditional dances from Central Asia and Iran as well as cutting-edge, contemporary work based on traditional themes. Gorgeously crafted, authentic rarely-seen traditional dances from Central Asia and Iran, cutting-edge contemporary work, the Ballet Afsaneh repertoire displays a wide range, from the lush and glittering lyricism of fairytale to incisive, thought provoking new art work.

Festival of the Silk Road - 2011 is producedby Afsaneh Art & Culture Society in association with: Yore Turkish Folkdance, Chinese Performing Artists of America, Shahrzad Dance Company, Niosha Dance Academy, the Arts Council Silicon Valley, and the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of San Jose.

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $12 Kids & Seniors, $25 Sponsor (includes preferred seating)
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Or purchase Tickets by Phone on the 24/7 Hotline: (800) 838-3006

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