Iranian Dance Studies

Chair: Mahsa Hojjati ([email protected])

This proposed working group on Iranian Dance Studies seeks to increase dialogue and collaboration among dancers, choreographers and scholars in Iran and across the diaspora.   Topics of collective interest include but are not limited to Iranian dance education, dance history,  terminology, documentation and issues of cultural appropriation and misrepresentation.  Explored genres will stretch from regional folk dance to popular, urban, traditional and contemporary expressions.

second meeting on November 6th (9am-11am PST). Email Mahsa ([email protected]) for Zoom URL.

Members L to R: Ida Meftahi, Anthony Shay, Heather Rastovac Akbarzadeh, Haleh Mir Miri , Maryam B. Nesami, Hersh Armand, Shahrzad Khorsandi, Nima Abdali, Hediyeh Azma, Afshin Derakh’shesh, Banafsheh Sayyad, Aisan Hoss, Mastoureh Jafarzadeh, Delsie Khadem-Ghaeini, Nasim Lootij, Aleksandra Kilczewska, Geeti Mahajan, Amineh Ahmadi Nejad and WG Chair:  Mahsa Hojjati.

DSA members are welcome!

 Iranian DS WG