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An Encore Performance of Persian Dance
The Djanbazian Dance Company, recent recipient of 2007 Lester Horton Dance Award For Outstanding Achievement Company, offers an enticing and delightful evening of traditional and folk stage dances. The vibrant multiple award winning company will bring colors, music and poetry of Persia to the stage at the California State University Northridge Performing Arts Center, Sunday, September 9th, 2007 @ 6:00pm .
The multimedia production incorporating Anna Djanbazian’s exceptional choreography with beautiful video excerpts from Djanbazian’s Rumi: Path to Enlightenment takes a joyful journey with dances symbolizing the rituals, ceremonies and customs throughout the different provinces of Iran.
WHERE: Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall - California State University Northridge Performing Arts Center - 18111 Nordhoff Street - Northridge, Ca 91330-8393
WHEN: Sunday, September, 9 , 2007 at 6:00pm
TICKETS: General Admission $40, DRC members $10 off, Students w/ID $20, Excellent group rates for 15 or more are available
Q Market / Dariche - Van Nuys: 818 - 758 – 9995
Djanbazian Dance Foundation: 818 – 580-2170
Performance starts at 6:00 pm and is approximately 1hour 30 minutes. Suitable for all ages. For more information: (818) 580-2170
About Djanbazian Dance Company
Anna Djanbazian/Artistic Director
Artistic Director, Anna Djanbazian is an accomplished choreographer, performer, and teacher who has been dancing professionally since the age of three.
At 5 years old she performed in the Farhang Hall in Tehran, Iran and her prodigious talent received recognition. Anna took her first dance lessons from her father, well known ballet master Sarkis Djanbazian. After her father passed away, Anna traveled abroad to study dance. She obtained her B.A. in classical ballet and traditional folk dance from Russia.
After her return to Iran, Anna developed a career as producer, teacher, dancer and choreographer at her dance academy for twelve years. During these years she created over one hundred dance numbers and full-length ballets.
Anna Djanbazian is known for her use of abstraction combined with all the elements of dramatic dance theater. She combines the elegance, grace and suppleness of the Vaganova School with distinctive ability to express all shades of emotion with sensitivity and intuition.
After immigrating to United States, Anna established the Djanbazian Dance Academy in Glendale in 1988 while attending UCLA to receive her master’s degree in Modern Dance Choreography. She formed her company in 1992 and toured all over Los Angels in various festivals and events.
Her unique choreographic vocabulary comes through inner emotional source. “Dance for me has never been about steps, but more a way of seeing and communicating”.