Traditional Kurdish dances and songs are part of their cultural heritage. The Kurdish region is what is now the northern part of the Middle East, along the Zagros and Taurus Mountains, covering an area that includes: Kurdistan region: southeast Turkey, northwest Iran, northern Iraq, and northern Syria. Govend means “singing and dancing” in Kurdish. In this course, Arjen will teach traditional and basic Kurdish dances compiled from all over the area by him, along with their variations, with technical dance and rhythm studies during the 8 month course, with Kurdish singing and dancing examples and recordings provided.
Arjen graduated from ITU (Istanbul Technical University) Turkish Music State Conservatory and lives in Istanbul. He has been actively working as a dancer, musician, instructor, choreographer, presenter and performance artist both at home and abroad since he entered the university in 2004. He has brought Kurdish dance to many parts of the world in his career with his performances, choreographies, concerts, and courses. He continues his studies and projects in Istanbul.
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January 15, 2022 Saturday – and all following Saturdays
North-East America: 10:00 am to 11:30 am (EST)
New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Miami
North-West America: 07:00 am to 08:30 am (Pacific)