Founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray – World Dance professor at George Washington University – the award-winning, critically acclaimed Silk Road Dance Company (SRDC) presents an extensive repertoire of more than 200 dances from Central Asia, Iran, the Middle East, South Asia, the Caucasus. and beyond. Silk Road Dance Company has given performances internationally in Uzbekistan, Qatar, Singapore, United Kingdom, and Canada. Based in Washington, DC, the ensemble has graced prestigious national venues, including two White House performances and 11 Kennedy Center appearances. They have given presentations for 11 different embassy events, most recently at the Embassy of Albania.
With the goal of promoting “Cultural Understanding through Beauty and Delight,” their pioneering performances offer a unique glimpse of the life and art of ancient cultures, especially the Islamic World. Silk Road Dance Company offers programs that reflect the depth and breadth of field research and study conducted by Dr. Gray, who has received many awards for her lifetime of creative work, including recognition from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Culture.
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