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COMOX VALLEY RECORD

THE ARTS

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013

COURTENAY, B.C.

Sacred dance at Abbey

Participants are invited to discover the historic beauty and richness of the Silk Road culture includes in-depth studies of dance, music, poetry, art, history, as well as mythology, and the ancient and spiritual traditions of Iran and Central Asia. Farima travels worldwide to perform and teach dance and wellness. Farima is strongly connected to spirituality and healing and is under the guidance and teaching of Mevlana Order Sufi master and dervish Dr. Rahmi Oruç Güvenç of Turkey. She hopes to help and guide people to the historic beauty and richness of the Silk Road culture and to help people find their inner bliss through dance, music, and sacred healing. She holds a BS in Health Science with a Minor in Art History and the Performing Arts, as well as an MA in Anthropology and Archaeology with a special emphasis in Persianate Studies (Persian and Central Asian Studies). Cathy Stoyko of the Abbey Studio in Cumberland studied with Farima earlier this summer in Turkey and was thrilled when Farima agreed to come and share her passion here in the Comox Valley. At the Poetry in Motion event Sept. 13, we will learn personal and spiritual Sema (Sufi Whirling) as well as other turning practices, while listening to sacred poetry and music. In the first part of the gathering we

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Abbey Studio in Cumberland is excited to present dance workshops, lecture, sema and sacred dance performances by Farima Berenji on Sept. 13, 14 and 15. Berenji is a scholar and an awardwinning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, instructor, dance ethnologist, and archeologist. Farima is a third-generation artist — her mother and grandmother were performing artists, poets, musicians and provided the foundation for Farima’s devotion to the world of arts. Her love and passion for dance and history has

led her on an extraordinary life-long journey throughout the world, from her home countries Iran and Azerbaijan to other neighbouring Silk Road countries such as Armenia, Kurdistan, and Turkey. Her scholarly background

will learn and discuss sacred and Sufi poetry and teachings of Rumi and Shams, as well as Hafez, Saadi, Omar Khayyam, and other Sufi masters and learn to incorporate movements to their poems (Poetry in Motion). We will them progress into dance and music therapy, followed by whirling sessions, ending with Zikr. Feel free to bring a poem to share or play us your favourite musical instrument. Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share. Please wear white or light coloured clothing and wear socks or soft soled shoes. The evening will also feature sacred dance performances by Cathy Stoyko and Arcana Dea Dance and live music by Jesse Gentes and Destanne Lundquist. All welcome, sliding scale at the door, doors open at 6:30 p.m. ••• Farima will also teach dance workshops Sept. 14 and 15 at the Abbey Studio. Embark on a journey throughout the Silk Road and experience one of the world’s most enchanting dance forms! Space for the workshops is limited to 16 participants. The Abbey is at the corner of First and Penrith in Cumberland. No preregistration is needed for the Friday night event — all are welcome, pay at the door. For more information and to register for the workshops, call Cathy at 250-218-0704, e-mail cdstoyko@ uniserve.com or visit cathystoykodance.blogspot.com. For more about Farima, visit farimadance.com and http://farimadance.com/home.html. — Abbey Studio

AWARD-WINNING DANCER FARIMA Berenji will highlight a weekend of dance workshops, lecture and sacred dance performances at Abbey Studio in Cumberland.

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