about Banafsheh Sayyad

Internationally-acclaimed Persian sacred dance artist and transformational teacher, Banafsheh is a pioneer in a style she has created called Dance of OnenessĀ®, which fuses rigorous dance technique with spiritual embodiment. Born in Iran where women’s public dancing is currently forbidden, Banafsheh is dedicated to bringing upliftment, liberation and joy to ALL through dance and movement. Her electrifying and wholly original dance style fuses together Flamenco, Tai Chi, Gurdjieff Movements and the sensuous ecstasy of Persian Dance with the austere rigor of Dervish whirling, “fusing ancient forms with a postmodern punch” (LA Times).