photography by Cameron Nagashima -Ananda Images
photography by Alex Ribowski
Miriam Peretz is an internationally celebrated dancer devoted to creating transformational experiences for her students and audiences worldwide. Miriam’s signature style draws heavily on Central Asian dance, devotional whirling practices, and sacred dance rituals from around the world. Her movement quality and aesthetics also incorporate her years of martial arts training, contemporary dance, Flamenco, and many other world dance forms.
Miriam has devoted her life to empowering and healing women through the art of dance and ritual. She was named prophetically by her mother, who saw in her infant daughter the potential to become a powerful spiritual leader like her biblical namesake, Miriam who led the Israelites through the Red Sea with drum and dance.
Miriam sees dance as a uniquely powerful means of expressing deep emotion and spiritual yearning, and therefore the perfect embodiment of prayer.
September 21, 2019: Sacred Sounds Beyond Borders
7:30- 10:00 pm- Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley
Sacred Sounds Beyond Borders, a sacred world music convocation premiering in September 2019 that will present music that celebrates and heals the human spirit, transcends borders, and engages the whole person and wider community. The festival is featuring Qadim Ensemble with Miriam Peretz. Tickets & Details HERE
October 3-7, 2019: First Annual Radif Retreat with Fared Shafinury, Miriam Peretz & special guests
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
This four day retreat will delve into the inner workings and mysticism of classical Persian music. The retreat will mainly focus on the Radif (which is a collection of melodic and rhythmic frameworks) and it’s relationship to classical Persian poetry. Miriam Peretz will offer Sacred dance sessions, and other special guests will offer daf and vocal lessons. More details HERE
December 19-22, 2019: Warrior Woman Annual Winter Solstice Dance & Music camp
Luna Dance- Berkeley, California
This annual immersion is a dynamic and diverse long weekend intensive training that weaves intention, heart centric teachings, journaling, immersive dance, and guided improvisational scores culminating in the creation of personal scores layered with meaning and empowerment. Live music, vocal sessions, and percussive sessions will be woven throughout. More details coming soon!!