Past Events

2019

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May

Nazaakat aur Taaqat - A Delicate Power, solo performance by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh featuring performances by Noorani Dance Company and students of Noorani Dance, Mexican Heritage Theater, San Jose, CA

Noorani Dance Gala -  fundraiser following Nazaakat aur Taaqat in support of Noorani Dance programs, San Jose, CA

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April

New York Kathak Festival, Farah Yasmeen Shaikh & Noorani Dance Company  

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March

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh solo performance at Classical Indian Music and Dance Festival at Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Bahamas

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January

Manzil ke Andaaz, solo performance by member of Noorani Dance Company

2018

November-December
Pakistan Tour:

International Urdu Conference, Karachi Arts Council
Workshop at Pakistan Chowk Community Centre, Karachi
Performance at World Wind Energy Conference, Karachi
Performance at Habib University, Karachi

Performance at T2F / PeaceNiche, Karachi

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October

The Forgotten Empress at Wellesley College, co-presented by EnActe Arts
Solo performance at the Richmond Folk Festival

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June-August

Manzil ke Andaaz, solo performances by members of the Noorani Dance Company

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April

The Forgotten Empress at Asia Society Texas Center, co-presented by EnActe Arts

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March

The Parting: 1947 Revisited at Hammer Theatre, San Jose

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January

The Parting: 1947 Revisited at Z Space, San Francisco

2017

November 

The Forgotten Empress tour of Pakistan

Solo performance at the International Faiz Festival, Lahore, Pakistan

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September
Performance for Asia Society Northern California

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February

Farah & Noorani Dance Ensemble perform at the Maitri Gala, Palo Alto

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January

Performance at Getz Pharma, Karachi Teaching Residency at Indus Valley School of Arts & Architecture, Karachi

Workshop at T2F (The Second Floor), Karachi

Teaching Residency at CAS School, Karachi

Lecture Demonstration at The International School, Karachi

Performance at Faiz Ghar, Lahore

2016

December 

Mehfil-e-Kathak – Annual Performance by students of Noorani Dance, India Community Center, Milpitas 

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September-October 

Pakistan Tour: Performance with Tarz Group at FTC, Karachi 

Workshop at T2F (The Second Floor), Karachi 

Performance at T2F (The Second Floor), Karachi 

Lecture Demonstrations at CAS School, Karachi 

Workshop at Habib University, Karachi

Lecture Demonstration at Panah Shelter Home, Karachi 

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June  

Guest Choreographer of Masala Bhangra at Ailey Extension World Dance Program in New York 

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March  

Silicon Valley premiere of The Twentieth Wife presented by Enacte & Sangam Arts

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March-April 

Pakistan Tour: Performance at T2F (The Second Floor), Karachi

Performance presented by Pakistan Japan Business Forum at Habib University, Karachi 

Workshops for students, staff and faculty of Habib University, Karachi

Haque Academy – lecture demonstrations for levels 6-9, Karachi

Collaboration with Tarz Group presented by Pakistan American Cultural Center, Karachi 

Workshop for students of Master Dance/Theater Artist, Sheema Kermani, Karachi 

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April

Guest teaching at Chhandika Institute of Kathak, Boston 

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January-February 

Pakistan Tour 

Karachi: 

Workshop & Performance at T2F (The Second Floor) 

Performance at Alliance Francaise

Performance for All Pakistan Music Conference Performance at Indus Valley School 

Guest Faculty at Indus Valley School

Lecture Demonstration at the Pakistan American Cultural Center 

Workshop for students of Master Dance/Theater Artist, Sheema Kermani 

Lahore: 

Royal Palms Golf Resort – performance as fundraiser for Mashal Books

Islamabad: 

PNCA (Pakistan National Council of Arts) – performance

2012-2015

2015

Los Angeles premiere of The Twentieth Wife presented by LACMA

Traditional Kathak Solo at Gallo Arts Center, Modesto

Private event for Congresswoman, Jackie Speier

World premiere of the The Twentieth Wife at Z Space, San Francisco

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2014

Benefit performance for Blossomy
Ethnic Dance Festival with CDDC, San Francisco
Sacred Sounds of India Festival at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Nassau, Bahamas
Pancha Jati with CDDC at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Nazakat aur Taaqat ~ A Delicate Power, work in-progress premiere of
“The Twentieth Wife”, CounterPULSE, San Francisco
Kathak Solo at private event for TCF, USA at India Community Center in Milpitas, CA

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2013
Kathak Solo at Mercer Island Community Center in Seattle, WA
SHIVA with CDDC, Z Space, San Francisco
Sita Haran with CDDC in Boston, MA
CDDC at San Francisco City Hall Rotunda Series
CDDC at Dances from the Heart 2 
by The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation
Sita Haran with CDDC at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
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2012
CDDC at RANA Silver Jubilee Celebration
CDDC at Durga Puja Festival Baybasi Sharod Utsav, Foster City, CA
CDDC at Cal Performances Fall Free for All, Zellerbach Theater
CDDC at Sanskriti Music & Dance Festival in
CDDC at 30th Annual Dance/USA Conference

2006-2011

2010
2nd Sundays at CounterPULSE, San Francisco
CDDC at Egyptian Theater, Ogden, UT
CDDC at Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Shabd with CDDC at Bangalore Club, Bangalore
Shabd with CDDC at Shaniwarwada Festival, Pune
Shabd with CDDC at Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
Sita Haran with CDDC at Birla Sabaghar in Kolkata, India
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2009
Utsav presented by Ragamala Society of Seattle at the Kirkland Performing Arts Center
CDDC at Meany Hall at the University of Washington in Seattle
Kathak Solo at Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles
Sita Haran with CDDC at Cowell Theater, San Francisco
Kathak Solo at Spring Step in Boston, MA
Kathak Solo at East-West Center in New York City
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2008
4-city tour with Sarangi Maestro, Pandit Ramesh Misra, Salar Nader (tabla) and Ben Kunin (sarod) in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington D.C.
Kathak Solo, Mumbai, India
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2007
Kathak Solo at ODC Theater, San Francisco
India Jazz Progressions, Cowell Theater, San Francisco
CDDC at NCPA, Mumbai, India
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2006
CDDC at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Kathak at the Crossroads, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
CDDC at International Kathak Festival, University of Chicago
Kathak Solo at Oakland Asian Cultural Center

1999-2004

2004
Sampurnam at Cowell Theater, San Francisco and Mexican Heritage Theater, San Jose
CDDC at International Kathak Festival, University of Chicago
East as Center with CDDC at Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, MD
East as Center with CDDC at Wesleyan College, Middletown, CT
American Dance Festival with CDDC at Duke University
Ethnic Dance Festival with CDDC, San Francisco
Pancha Jati with CDDC in Delhi, India
Pancha Jati with CDDC at Birla Sabaghar in Kolkata, India
CDDC in Bharakpur, India

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2003
Tarang with CDDC at Mexican Heritage Theater, San Jose
Tarang with CDDC at ODC Theater, San Francisco
East as Center with CDDC at ODC Theater, San Francisco
CDDC at CSU Monterey Bay
People Like Me with CDDC, San Francisco Bay Area
CDDC in Siliguri, India
CDDC at Swabumi in Kolkata, India

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2002
CDDC at Mateel Community Center, Humboldt, CA
Pancha Jati with CDDC at Cowell Theater, San Francisco
CDDC at Mercy Hurst College, Erie, PA
CDDC at CSU Long Beach
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan 80th Birthday Celebration with CDDC, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

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2001
Ethnic Dance Festival with CDDC , San Francisco
CDDC at Del Norte Arts, Crescent City, CA

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2000
Subali-Sugriwa with CDDC at Cowell Theater, San Francisco
CDDC at Jaypee Palace in Agra, India
CDDC at ISKON Center in Mumbai, India
CDDC at Kala Mandir in Kolkata, India

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1999
CDDC in San Antonio, TX
Darbar, Cowell Theater, San Francisco
People Like Me with CDDC, San Francisco Bay Area
Darbar, San Francisco State University
Ethnic Dance Festival, San Francisco


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