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Nov 5 Fri
3:00pm
Free

Dancing through the Diaspora

Meliekla Fathi
lectures-symposia
Ensemble Room: Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center Watch Livestream

Lecture by Melieka Fathi
Founder & Artistic Director of the Melieka Fathi Dance Company based in Los Angeles.

A personal reflection about Iranian dance through a diasporic lens by Melieka Fathi. This intimate discussion will include artistic insights about the genres of Iranian dance, music, and choreographic practices used in the Iranian dance scene today.

Melieka Fathi is a choreographer, instructor, and performer of Classical Iranian dances. Her unique style is defined as a blend of historic roots and diasporic inspirations. As the daughter of Iranian immigrants, her passion for dance was paved through a sacred connection to Iranian arts, and by the exploration of her identity as an Iranian-American woman. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Melieka Fathi Dance Company based in Los Angeles, California, and has worked with world-renowned artists and organizations in an effort to preserve and expand upon Iranian arts within diaspora communities.

The Iranian Music Lecture Series is made possible thanks to generous support from the Farhang Foundation, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology, and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, with additional support from the Dean of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Like most of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.

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VIRTUAL EVENT

This virtual event is FREE! Tune in via Livestream.

PARKING

Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.

ACCESSIBILITY

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.

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FOOD & DRINK

Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

Acknowledgment

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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