Yerba Buena Night
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Yerba Buena Night

Natalie will be performing Tajik and Uzbek dance with Sorayya dance company as well as a whirling dance with Gregangelo’s Velocity Circus.

More about the event: Yerba Buena Night is one of San Francisco's biggest free evening performance and visual art events. For one night you'll hear incredible music, watch entertaining and fun performances, experience uplifting dance, and encounter many more surprises.

RSVP for the FREE event on the Facebook Page

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Briana Di Mara Ensemble
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Briana Di Mara Ensemble

Briana Di Mara brings the music from her recently released album "Haven" to Santa Cruz! An intimate acoustic concert of unique original world fusion (Balkan and Middle eastern inspired). With amazing special guest musicians and dance performers, by Natalie Nayun & Janelle Rodriguez.

You can purchase advanced tickets on Ticket Spice

RSVP on the Facebook Page

Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door (Students w/ ID $15, Kids 5 and under are free)

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San Francisco Movement Arts & Dance Film Festival
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

San Francisco Movement Arts & Dance Film Festival

Natalie Will be performing at this magnificently beautiful festival!

For more Details and to purchase tickets go to Brown Paper Tickets

San Francisco Movement Arts & Dance Film Festival

With 250+ Local Artists in Dance, Theater, Music & Visual Arts - SFMAF 2019 SUMMER VERSION is celebrating the movement arts & turning the entire Cathedral into a stage - including the main floor, attached chapels, hallways, stairways and front entry way. As you enter the Cathedral, multiple STATIONS of the Movement (performances) will be going on, simultaneously, throughout the grand church. Stroll around, at your own pace, witness the artists once and go back to see some favorites.

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Live on the Square
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Live on the Square

Natalie will perform Persian dance with her class at this fun and lively event! She will also teach a 30 minute dance lesson followed by a Persian Dance Party!

More about the event: After 10 successful years, Dancing Under the Stars will expand to Live on the Square, a free weekly festival featuring entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons!

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Kanta Judezmo
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Kanta Judezmo

Natalie will present two dance pieces in this wonderful show! An oratorio in Ladino and English,
about the Sephardic diaspora experience as told through the eyes of a Jewish immigrant girl composed by Sascha Jacobsen, Libretto by Bobby Coleman.

Tickets can be purchased HERE
More information on the Facebook Page

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World Refugee & Immigrant Day
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

World Refugee & Immigrant Day

Natalie will be performing Persian dance with Samia Karimi and Yana as a part of Ballet Afsaneh at this fun event in Oakland! We will perform between 1:30-2pm.

Join us in celebrating World Refugee & Immigrant Day! We'll celebrate the unique voices in our community & unite for inclusion.
FREE & OPEN TO ALL

More details on the Facebook Page

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Sorayya Dance Showcase
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Sorayya Dance Showcase

Natalie will be performing along with Sorayya Dance Company for Sorayya's Spring Dance Showcase!

The showcase will feature dance styles from the Middle East and Central Asia and have some stellar guest artists!

Guests include:
- Elizabeth Strong & her class
- Hannah Romanowsky
- Qabila Folkdance Company
- Anastasia Lattanand
- Shannon Burla
- and more!

More information can be found on the facebook page

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How Weird Street Faire
May
5
1:30 PM13:30

How Weird Street Faire

Natalie will be performing a solo performance alongside other amazing dancers at this fun festival!

Event Details on the Facebook Page

More Info:

Opulent Chill proudly presents the "How Opulent Chill Time Warp Stage" at the 2019 HOW WEIRD 2019

Join us for our first debut of a How Weird Street Faire Stage on Natoma Street Alley at 2nd outside of We Work as we spend the day to Weird and Chill.

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Mimouna! A Post-Passover Moroccan Celebration
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Mimouna! A Post-Passover Moroccan Celebration

Natalie will be performing Moroccan Shikhat dance with fellow dancer Erica Lingrell

More about the event: Urban Adamah presents a Saturday night Mimouna celebration on the farm! Mimouna is a traditional festival celebrated by Moroccan Jews the day after Passover, marking the return to eating chametz (leavened foods). Families open their homes to neighbors and friends, and fill their kitchen tables with an abundance of delicious sweets symbolizing fertility, joy, success, health, and prosperity.

Mimouna is the beginning of the Spring season and a time to celebrate friendship, community, coexistence, luck, and good fortune. We hope you will celebrate with us this year. All are welcome!

To RSVP and for tickets check out the Facebook Page

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Kanta Judezmo
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Kanta Judezmo

The Neighborhood Performance Project
and Congregation Emanu-El Present:

Kanta Judezmo, by Sascha Jacobsen
An oratorio sung in Ladino and English (World Premiere)
Narrated by Bobby Coleman
Performed by the Musical Art Quintet, Melinda Becker, with Special Guest, dancer Natalie Nayun

Open to the Public, Free Admission
Doors open at 7:00 pm

Kanta Judezmo is an oratorio that tells the story about the Sephardic diaspora through the lens of its central female character, with universal threads that traverse centuries, borders, language, culture and genre. Kanta Judezmo uses Jewish melodic themes, with motifs and rhythms from Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Sascha Jacobsen is an acclaimed composer and bassist, whose music has been praised by the Strad Magazine for being "Stylish and Vigorous..beautifully arranged" and the SF Bay Guardian, "his concoctions hop nimbly through a world of styles while impressing with ear-catching intricacy and handsome technique." The Neighborhood Performance Project, which brings high-quality chamber music to community spaces, is honored to join Congregation Emanu-El in presenting the world premiere of Kanta Judezmo.

For more information check out the website or facebook event

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Oakland Dance Festival
Apr
28
3:30 PM15:30

Oakland Dance Festival

Natalie and Sorayya Dance Company will be performing Uzbek, Tajik, and Middle Eastern dance at this fun free event on Saturday and Sunday between 3-5pm.

FREE to the public. Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers, studios, and teachers to "Jack London Square" for Two days of fabulous rhythm and fun. This festival will showcase a dazzling array of dance genres including jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, folkloric dance and more. From little ones to professional adults, dancers of all ages will perform and celebrate the power of dance and culture. This event ends with a Large outdoor Public DANCE PARTY!

RSVP on the Facebook page

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Oakland Dance Festival
Apr
27
3:30 PM15:30

Oakland Dance Festival

Natalie and Sorayya Dance Company will be performing Uzbek, Tajik, and Middle Eastern dance at this fun free event on Saturday and Sunday between 3-5pm.

FREE to the public. Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers, studios, and teachers to "Jack London Square" for Two days of fabulous rhythm and fun. This festival will showcase a dazzling array of dance genres including jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, folkloric dance and more. From little ones to professional adults, dancers of all ages will perform and celebrate the power of dance and culture. This event ends with a Large outdoor Public DANCE PARTY!

RSVP on the Facebook page

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WOWMAD Festival
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

WOWMAD Festival

WOWMAD is a fun and family friendly full weekend event. Natalie will perform with Ali Paris and his band which includes:

Briana Di Mara - Violin
Josh Mellinger - Drums 
Patrick Kelly- Bass 
and also the wonderful dancer Jill Parker will be performing too!

The set is from 8-10pm but come for the whole day - Event is $25 for the whole day of live music and dance performances!

Details on the event page

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WOWMAD Festival
Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

WOWMAD Festival

WOWMAD is a fun and family friendly full weekend event. Natalie will perform Solo and group pieces with members of Sorayya Dance Company and Ballet Afsaneh in different Central Asian Dance Styles.

The Central Asian Dance & Music set will be from 4-5pm

Event is $25 for the whole day of live music and dance performances!

Details on the event page

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Briana DiMara's CD Release Party
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Briana DiMara's CD Release Party

Violinist and composer Briana Di Mara celebrates the release of her debut album, Haven, with a special concert of unique interpretations of the compositions from the album, as well as newly composed originals and beloved traditional favorites.

Briana is influenced by world music from many different countries, including the Balkans, the Middle East and Ireland. Her eclectic style on the violin lends itself beautifully to the intricate melodies and soulful improvisations in her performances and recordings. She is joined by stellar musicians Gari Hegedus (oud), Joshua Mellinger (percussion), and Sascha Jacobsen (bass), as well as dancer Natalie Nayun and other surprise special guest artists.

Opening the night is the Oakland School for the Arts vocal music department's own a cappella superstars, REM.

This is an evening not to be missed! We expect to sell out so please order your tickets in advance.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Children 5 and under are free.

Get your tickets and RSVP on the Facebook Page

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your suppor18

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Berkeley-Stanford Nowruz Celebration 2019
Mar
24
5:00 PM17:00

Berkeley-Stanford Nowruz Celebration 2019

Natalie performs with Ballet Afsaneh as a part of this fun Nowruz event!

The program will include spectacular performances by Sara Naeini, Ballet Afsaneh dance group, and stand-up comedian Arman Tajarrod, followed by a full buffet dinner catered by the Middle East Market and dancing to the beats of DJ Ahmad till the end of the night.

Tickets are between $36-$48 and can be found on the Facebook event page

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Caleidoscope
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Caleidoscope

Natalie will present a dance solo as a part of this event hosted by UC Berkeley at the beautiful Zellerbach Hall. And best of all the event is FREE!

In Caleidoscope, brief (approximately 2–4 minute) performances from the performing arts (music, theater, dance, film, creative writing, etc.) are juxtaposed back-to-back—without applause, announcements, or other interruptions—in a seamless, dramatically-conceived performance. Events occur throughout the hall: on stage, in the balconies, among the catwalks, in the aisles, and perhaps even in the lobby before or after the performance. 

RSVP on the Facebook Event HERE

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My Friend Hafiz
Dec
20
to Dec 23

My Friend Hafiz

Natalie is a part of this wonderful production put on by Sweet Can Productions!

Details: It’s a concert. It’s a Circus. It’s an inspiration. Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their rich tapestry of unique harmonies, award-winning songwriters, The Levins, create an incredible backdrop for the breathtaking beauty of Sweet Can Circus. Wonder at the aerialists, be dazzled by acrobats and laugh with the clowns. First performed by Sweet Can Productions and the Levins in San Francisco in 2014, this production is a revival of that popular show - being brought back by audience request.

Location:
Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA

Tickets can be purchased on brown paper tickets

Dates and times:

12/20/18 – 7:00 PM

12/21/18 – 8:00 PM

12/22/18 – 3:00 PM

12/22/18 – 8:00 PM

12/23/18 – 2:00 PM

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Sorayya Dance Company Fall Showcase
Dec
2
4:15 PM16:15

Sorayya Dance Company Fall Showcase

Join us for Sorayya's Fall Dance Showcase!

Location: 240 Eshleman at UC Berkeley

See dance styles from around the world! From Tajikistan to India to China!

Some of the featured performers include Sorayya: Middle Eastern and Central Asian Dance Troupe, Fei Tian Dancers (UC Berkeley), Chalo Let's Dance, Natalie Nayun, and more!

Cost: $5 to $15 sliding scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please note that if you are a non-student attending the fall showcase, you have to be 18 years old due to UC Berkeley event requirement.

Free street parking is available. The closest streets are Bancroft Way and Durant Ave.

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Halloween Hafla
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Halloween Hafla

Sorayya Dance Company will perform along with other special guests for a spook-tacular evening of dance from all over the world!

Location: Hearst Gym, Room #237, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Price: $5 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. This is a fundraiser for the dance company.

Free dance lesson included and a dance party follow the performances.

All are welcome!

For more info check out the facebook page

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Woman of World Dance: Performance & Workshop
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Woman of World Dance: Performance & Workshop

Celebrate the power and beauty of women in World Dance. Join us for a performances in Bellydance, Central Asian, Flamenco, Kathak, Korean and Persian. Natalie will be performing an Uzbek dance piece.

If you are interested in taking the Central Asian Dance workshop it will be on Sunday at 2pm!

For more information and to purchase tickets go to the Eventbrite page

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Sirens Fest
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Sirens Fest

Belly Dance and live music festival

*Over 100 performers *Vendors *Food *Bar *Competition *DJ *Live Dance Band *Fire Show *After Dark Show and Party
Everything included for one festival pass! 

Natalie will be performing between 3-4pm

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Round the World - Music, Dance and Art Festival
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Round the World - Music, Dance and Art Festival

Natalie will be dancing with Samia Karimi to showcase dances of Iran and Central Asia. They will perform around 12:20 in afternoon but you can also enjoy performances by Bay Area favorites including Duniya Dance and Drum Company, Ka-Hon Latin Percussion Ensemble and Chhandam School of Kathak.

This is a free, family-encouraged event so mark your calendars!

For more info check out the Facebook Event or learn more on the Rhythmix website

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