Nomad Dancers is a collective inspired by traditions of Central Asia, Middle East, India, and Turkey, traveling across borders and bridging cultures in search of the ultimate dance experience. Nomad Dancers proudly presents Persian, Afghan, Tajik, Azeri, Uzbek, Uighur, and Ottoman Turkish traditional folkloric dances, as well as Bollywood and Fusion choreographies, at cultural events, celebrations and festivals in the Washington DC metropolitan area and beyond. The individual Nomad Dancers' fascination and interests in the graceful, playful, colorful, and rich dance traditions from across this vast region, coupled with the dancers' myriad experiences and talents, have inspired a varied repertoire of dances and glorious costumes prepared by the Nomad Dancers themselves.
In celebration of the Persian New Year, known as Nowruz, we will present a short program of dances from Iran and Afghanistan, followed by an opportunity to learn the Qashqai Wedding Dance. The dance is performed by the entire community whenever a marriage takes place.
Workshop led by Adriane Whalen, co-Director of Nomad Dancers.