7/13/2007

Dance Rehearsal

Continuing on my search for Iranian dance and dancers everywhere, recently I came across a reference to Khorshid Khanoom Dance Company in Montreal, Canada. My information search was not terribly fruitful, as I couldn’t find a website for the group. I did find out that the group was founded in 1988 by an Iranian woman named Aram Bayat[1], who is Choreographer and Director of the group. The short description I found of the group’s activities says: “Khorshid Khanoom dance group has taken upon itself the responsibility of introducing traditional and folkloric Iranian dance to the young generation of Iranian Canadians, to citizens of the host country (Motreal, Canada) and to the world.” Here’s a video clip[2] compiling several dance pieces they have performed. I particularly like the girls dancing in the rain.
I end an interesting week filled with new lessons, new friendships and deepened older friendships, and new developments (no, can’t tell you about them yet!). I am looking forward to the weekend which will be full of long-awaited visits, chats, kisses, and hugs with my siblings. I wish no less for you my friends. Have a good weekend—sleep all you want, eat and drink what and all you want, and hold and love all who matter to you. I will be taking a trip out of town for several days next week, and I might disappear from the internet radar for a while. Be good you all.
Photo of Khorshid Khanoom dancers Mehrnoosh and Catherine rehearsing May 30, 2007 in Montreal, by Mehrdad Ahari.
[1] See this article which talks about Ms. Bayat’s more recent activities in Monroe Community College.
[2] If you can’t access YouTube, the same clip is also available here, here, and here.

9 comments:

serendip said...

Thank you for finding these dancers for us. Have a fantastic reunion and jaye ma ro ham khali konid. Enjoy!

Nazy said...

Salam Serendip Jan! It is a labor of love, and I'm glad you come and look at it. I am working on something which has me so excited, I can hardly conain myself! I hope to be able to share it soon. My family are here, exhausted, but in place! I missed my parents so much tonight. Everyday I thank God for chances and opportunities I enjoy. Jaye shoma khali hast! Karam nama o ghadam neh keh khaneh khanehye tost! Be fabulous as usual!

مانا said...

جاتون خیلی خالی میشه .خوش بگذره

Mehran said...

missing you already

SERENDIP said...

I second that motion, Mehran.

Anonymous said...

nazy jan have good trip,
come back safe,
I wana sing something for you,
it says: TO SAFAR KARDI BE SLAMAT.......
BAYRAM

Nazy said...

Mana, Mehran, Serendip, and Bayram, my wonderful friends:

Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments. I'm having the most hectic, yet peaceful time, if such a thing is possible! Thanks a million.

Leila said...

Hi Nazy,
I am from the Bay Area and have compiled this page about Persian dance. I think this is exactly what you are looking for:
http://persiandance.ws
Happy dancing!
Salamat bashid,
Leila

Nazy said...

Salam Leila Jan:

What a wonderful present you have left me! I am delighted my friend! Oh, it's so lovely to know that others are looking for our dancers worldwide! Thank you, thank you! Please come back again soon.