As aPersian Sufi dance artist and transformational teacher, Banafsheh Sayyad is an innovator of Sufi dance previously only performed by men. A pioneer in a style, she has created Dance of Oneness, which fuses rigorous dance technique with spiritual embodiment. Banafsheh has blazed a unique trail in contemporary dance, being one of the few dance artists in the world who has mastered combining high level dance techniques with spiritual awareness. Her work has been presented extensively in festivals and by presenters in North America, Europe, and Australia, where she has gained tremendous acclaim.
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