Iranian / Persian Dance
Iranian dance (or Persian dance, as it's commonly known), is a captivating and entertaining art form that encompasses the many diverse ethnic groups in Iran. From the elegant classical style to lively folkloric dances like Bandari to soulful modern spiritual pieces, Iranian dance has something for everyone and every occasion. Social dancing and professional performances are used to celebrate holidays and events such as Norooz (New Year), weddings, parties, and more.
Learn about the unique and varied dances of Iran with these overviews by renowned researchers and dancers in the field.
- A Brief Introduction to Iranian Dance by Laurel Victoria Gray
- Introduction to Dance in Iran by Robyn Friend
- The Exquisite Art of Persian Classical Dance by Robyn Friend
- Encyclopaedia Iranica: Modern Persian Dance
Lida performs with Iranian dance instructor and choreographer Shadan in the San Jose / San Francisco Bay Area. They're available for hire as a duet for weddings, cultural showcases, corporate events, bridal showers, birthday parties, and more. For booking inquiries, please send an email with your event type, date, time, and location or call (650) 516-7257.