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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.

Upcoming Millennium Stage Performances

Watch these performances free at the Kennedy Center or online.


8/5/14: Silk Road Dance Company

The acclaimed company showcases its repertoire of dance from throughout the Eastern world.