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Silk Road Dance Company (The Kennedy Center)

Silk Road Dance Company

The award-winning Silk Road Dance Company (SRDC) presents traditional and contemporary women's dances from the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Founded by Artistic Director Laurel Victoria Gray in 1995, the ensemble's performances offer a unique glimpse of the life, culture, and art of little known regions. SRDC has won deep respect from the members of the communities represented by the company's repertoire. They were the first American dance ensemble to win an invitation to perform in Samarkand, Uzbekistan at the UNESCO-sponsored Sharq Taronalari International Festival; they were also the subject of a special on Uzbek television. SRDC has been featured performers at events for the Embassies of Egypt, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey and Russia, and are frequently engaged by numerous cultural organizations in the local Middle Eastern community.

Watch Past Performances

Silk Road Dance Company 1/25/09: Silk Road Dance Company

In traditional costumes, this award-winning dance company performs the dynamic folklore of Egypt, the Arabian Gulf, and North Africa.

Silk Road Dance Company

In traditional costumes, this award-winning dance company performs the dynamic folklore of Egypt, the Arabian Gulf, and North Africa.
Local Dance Showcase 6/15/08: Local Dance Showcase

Local choreographers and dancers are celebrated as Jazzdanz/dc, Silk Road Dance Company, BosmaDance, and Coyaba Dance Theater perform a shared program.

Local Dance Showcase

Local choreographers and dancers are celebrated as Jazzdanz/dc, Silk Road Dance Company, BosmaDance, and Coyaba Dance Theater perform a shared program.
Dance DC Festival 10/3/04: Dance DC Festival

Dance DC Festival presents performances by Kankouran West African Dance Company, the SilkRoad Dance Company, Tappers with Attitude, and the Spanish Dance Society.

Dance DC Festival

Dance DC Festival presents performances by Kankouran West African Dance Company, the SilkRoad Dance Company, Tappers with Attitude, and the Spanish Dance Society.
Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery 9/15/03: Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery

Laurel Victoria Gray’s newly choreographed program-length suite of 14 dances, Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery, is named after Ruth St. Denis’ eponymous work. This story of ancient Egypt focuses on its women from birth to death. Grey’sBethesda, Maryland-based Silk Road Dance Company performs. (Kinespheres series LCDP)

Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery

Laurel Victoria Gray’s newly choreographed program-length suite of 14 dances, Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery, is named after Ruth St. Denis’ eponymous work. This story of ancient Egypt focuses on its women from birth to death. Grey’sBethesda, Maryland-based Silk Road Dance Company performs. (Kinespheres series LCDP)
Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery 9/14/03: Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery

Laurel Victoria Gray’s newly choreographed program-length suite of 14 dances, Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery, is named after Ruth St. Denis’ eponymous work. This story of ancient Egypt focuses on its women from birth to death. Grey’sBethesda, Maryland-based Silk Road Dance Company performs. (Kinespheres series LCDP)

Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery

Laurel Victoria Gray’s newly choreographed program-length suite of 14 dances, Egypta: Myth, Magic, and Mystery, is named after Ruth St. Denis’ eponymous work. This story of ancient Egypt focuses on its women from birth to death. Grey’sBethesda, Maryland-based Silk Road Dance Company performs. (Kinespheres series LCDP)
Shared Wishes, Shared Dreams 6/19/03: Shared Wishes, Shared Dreams

International World Refugee Day
“Shared Wishes, Shared Dreams”
The Silk Road Dance Company joins The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in recognition and celebration of millions of refugees, who have contributed to and enriched cultures throughout the world.

Shared Wishes, Shared Dreams

International World Refugee Day
“Shared Wishes, Shared Dreams”
The Silk Road Dance Company joins The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in recognition and celebration of millions of refugees, who have contributed to and enriched cultures throughout the world.
Silk Road Dance Company 11/10/01: Silk Road Dance Company

The Silk Road Dance Company brings the beauty and grace of Central Asia and the Middle East to the stage with traditional dances, music and sumptuous costumes.

Silk Road Dance Company

The Silk Road Dance Company brings the beauty and grace of Central Asia and the Middle East to the stage with traditional dances, music and sumptuous costumes.

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