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Sacred Dance of the Silk Road | Berkeley

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance | 729 Heinz Ave., Berkeley, CA

2017 Bay Area Dance Week | April 21 – April 30

Photo | David Yu

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017.

The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, contact improvisation, and more.

> Complete Schedule of 2017 Free Events

Persian & Central Asian dance infused with contemporary and devotional movement practices, this unique class form offers a full range of expression from traditional Silk Road dances, to devotional, contemporary, and improvisational movement.

  • The class begins with an invocation, a greeting of the divine presence within the group and space, becoming fully present, and connecting with community in the sacred circle of dance.
  • Then moving onto an intensive contemporary inspired warm-up, focusing on the spirals of the body, fluidity in the spine, contract/release, and getting the blood flowing.
  • The class continues into traditional dance techniques, combinations/ choreography as well as inspirational movement and various forms of turning.

This class module has been developed by Miriam over the past ten years, and is regarded by her students as a class fully engaging and energizing body, mind and spirit. Miriam’s classes are more than a dance class they are a weekly ritual, and a celebration of life, culture, music, and dance.

Please note, this event is listed as free on the Bay Area Dance Week website, but we could not confirm the details on the event organizer’s website.

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Bay Area Dance Week, Fairs & Festivals, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco Bay Area
Address: 729 Heinz Ave., Berkeley, CA

Monday, April 24, 2017

All Day   Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 24  FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
3:00 pm   2017 Super Duper Free Burger Day | Bay Area  FREE*
*Free bugers to the first 100 people in line at each Super Duper location.
4:30 pm   Bay Area Dance Week: Aerial Arts Workshop | SF  FREE
6:00 pm   Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm   “Made In Cambodia” Panel Discussion & Film Screening | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm   Space Exploration at the Bar | PianoFight  $7*
*$7 online, otherwise it's $10 at the door.
7:00 pm   Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
7:00 pm   “5 Rhythms” Creative Expression Dance Class | Sausalito  FREE
7:00 pm   MASH: Game Night & Tournament | Oakland  FREE*
*First 100 tickets are free, but must register for the early-bird option. Tournament entry fees are separate from the general entry fee for the event and may vary in price according to the game.
7:30 pm   62nd Annual International 3-D Photography Exhibition | East Bay  FREE*
*The Oakland Camera Club is a non-profit organization, and donations are appreciated.
7:30 pm   Queer Pub Quiz: Current Events, General Knowledge & Springtime Magic | SF  FREE
7:30 pm   Game 4 Watch Party: Golden State Warriors Vs Portland Trail Blazers | The Chapel  FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pm   Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley  $5
8:00 pm   Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pm   HellaFunny’s North Beach Comedy Night | Purple Onion  FREE*
*Free with RSVP and promo code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:30 pm   Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF  FREE
8:30 pm   Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies  FREE
8:30 pm   Sacred Dance of the Silk Road | Berkeley  FREE
9:00 pm   “The Komedy Kiki” Opening Night | SF  FREE
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