World Arts West
SF Ethnic Dance Festival



Join us for free public performances at San Francisco City Hall. Presented by World Arts West and Dancers' Group.

Rotunda Dance Series featuring Nava Dance Collective

Photo by Shulamit Bushinksy

March 24th @ Noon, FREE

San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Open seating on the Rotunda floor, feel free to bring your own folding chair or cushion.

World Arts West and Dancers Group present the 7th season of the Rotunda Dance Series. Nava Dance Collective will present Transcendence Charkh e Falak (Turning of The Cosmos), a dance installation in honor of Nowruz (New Day), a celebration of the Spring equinox observed by peoples across the Middle East and Central Asia. This piece honors the ancient Zoroastrian sun deity, Mithra, and will feature a traditional Iranian Haft-Seen (a ritual altar built in homes during the time of Nowruz), along with an enactment of the rituals performed on Nowruz by Anahita, the ancient Persian goddess of water.

Special Guest Artists:
Abbos Kosimov, master

percussionist from Uzbekistan, Amir Etemadzadeh, Persian percussionist, Aliah Najmabadi, dance artist

Performers: Miriam Peretz, Anahita Keshmiri Lina Nazar, Marta Serra, Jenna Anjali, Lisa Tilton, Erica Lingrell, Ayah Buonaugurio, Schirin Chams-Diba, Shadan Mirabedi, Shani Winston, Natalie Rutiezer, Roz Samimi, and Nooshin Razani

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2017 Rotunda Dance Series performances

April 21st: Kick-Off of Bay Area Dance Week with Rhythm & Motion
May 5th: Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts World Music & Dance Programs
June 2nd: Joe Goode Performance Group
July 14th: Monaco Boys Choir
September 1st
October 6th
November 3rd
December 1st