photography by Aya Okawa


July 1, 2019: Stardust Follies- An Evening of Modern Bohemian Dance/ San Francisco, CA

This is the 5th year of Stardust Follies, produced by Kami Liddle. There will be two performances, one at 6:00 pm and one at 8:00 pm, and this performance sells out, so pre-buy your ticket! Full details HERE

July 15, 2019: Microtone- Fared Shafinury/ Cowell Theater, San Francisco, CA

Diaspora Arts Connection presents critically acclaimed Persian setar virtuoso and world-class vocalist Fared Shafinury for a multimedia evening of poetry, dance, percussion, and strings at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Fared Shafinury is joined by Persian percussionist Rambod Dargahi, dancer and choreographer Miriam Peretz, and soliloquist Simone Derayeh. Full details HERE

June 23 - July 3, 2019: Sacred Dance of the Heart/Yalova, Turkey

(*with an option to join for June 27-July 3 - Yalova immersion only)

During this annual sacred journey we will visit the sacred sites of Konya, Haci Bektaś, and Cappadocia exploring Sufi cosmology and the movement of Sema. We will end in the beautiful countryside thermal town of Yalova where we will journey deep into the heart through sacred movement, music, chanting and ritual for another week. Musical guests Amir Shahsar and Selçukhan Yılmaz and Alper Akcay will offer sessions in Anatolian-Sufi Sacred dances. Full details HERE

July 5-12, 2019: Dances for the Divine Mother/Evia, Greece

A Woman’s Retreat for Embodied Healing through Devotional Dance & Sacred Song with Miriam Peretz and special guest Poliana Dimitropoulou of RHEA Temple - Ritual Healing Arts. Full details HERE.

July 13-August 17: Nava Dance workshops & retreats | Israel
Details coming!

December 19- December 22: Warrior Woman Winter Solstice Music & Dance camp | Berkeley, CA
Details coming!