Since its debut in July 2008, Karavansaray Dance Company has pursued a journey of exploration. Like the caravan stops on the Silk Road from which this troupe takes its name, Karavansaray brings together wide-ranging cultural influences from regions across the Near East: Turkey, Egypt, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant, Armenia, Greece, and Iran. We honor the traditions of the regional dances we present, while respectfully adapting dances for the performance stage. The company performs primarily folkloric Near Eastern dance styles, and our repertoire expands every year.
Karavansaray has performed at festivals, fairs, and fundraisers, among many other venues -- all to enthusiastic response. Karavansaray was featured in the Rotunda Dance Series at San Francisco City Hall (2014), and the company was invited to participate in Bellydance for Syria, a benefit to support Syrian refugees (2016). Karavansaray also performed at the Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair -- with Veil in the Wind Dance Collective in 2016 and 2017 and full Karavansaray shows in 2018 and 2019.
Other Bay Area events have included:
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