A fairy tale

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam’s performance in northern California

by talieshah

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam’s performance was one of the best I have ever seen. Not only was it visually stimulating, but it also transports you to another world. Watching him feels like a fairy tale. His movements are unreal. I had to keep reminding myself that it is a human being on stage and not an animation or illusion. He lives in France, so having the privilege to see him was an honor>>>PHOTOS

The September 9th performance at Smithwich Theatre, Foothill College in Los Altos Hills (northern California), was presented by Persian Cultural Foundation and Nakissa Dance Company. It included Karine Gonzalez and Sahar Dehghan-Hojat. Karine is French with Spanish background, but you would think she is 100% Iranian from they way she would move with the music and express the dances so well. I have had the chance to see Sahar’s many great performances as part of Ballet Afsaneh; thanks to her as part of the organizing committee we had this great evening.

This dance performance was unique in many ways but mainly that you could see so many different styles of dance represented – from tradition Persian style, to Flamenco, Indian Kathak, Martial Arts, ballet, Indonesian dance, and whirling dervish style; a very beautiful mix. Another unique aspect was that some of the dances were done straight to poems, so there were no major visible rhythms of dance; only that of the feelings associated with the words.

The Question and Answer session at the end of the performance was also very unique, but which helped familiarize the audience with Shahrokh’s passion for his art. He is very eloquent and knowledgeable which makes you admire him even more. For those of you lucky enough to be in France, you can see him often, but for those of you in Northern California, Shahrokh will be performing at the Parsa Commnity Foundation’s Inaugural Gala on October 20th, 2007 in Atherton, CA (<>//parsacf.org/about/faq/gala/inaugural-gala).

-- A YouTube clip of Shahrokh & Karine’s dance.
-- Dance review in Persian by Kusha Saber
-- There is also a very good interview with Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam on Bebin.TV where you can understand him a lot better.
-- First time Shahrokhi Moshkin Ghalam was on Iranian.com back in 2004.

* www.shahrokh-nakissa.com
* www.karinegonzalez.com
* www.dancesilkroad.org




by Shaahrzad (not verified) on

He is a real living treasure to the Persian art and we all should indeed support him and make him say his words through his great skills and perfomrances.
Hope to see him performing and dancing the ancient Persian art of fairy tales all over the world.


That Dance, that Music...

by Afsaneh (not verified) on

That Dance, that Music... and the "Dancer". Wow!


His dance, his moves, his

by MM (not verified) on

His dance, his moves, his passion towards dance just mesmerize me.
I wish him and his group all the best.


Thank you

by Reza Moini (not verified) on

Dear Mr. Shahrokhi;

I want to thank you for your excellent article on Iranian.com for Shahrokh and Company's performance on September 9,2007 in Foothill College. photographs added another dimension to this report, and it will keep the memory of this event in our mind and our heart for years to come.

Persian Cultural Foundation is proud to be the host of this event.
Looking forward to see you again in our future cultural events.


Reza Moini
Executive Director, California
member board of advisory
Persian Cultural Foundation


Shahrokh is a national treasure

by farrad02 on

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam is a national treasure for Iran یک سرمایه فرهنگی ملی. I don't know if he is able to perform inside Iran but it is sad if not!

I wish he could pursue and show his art inside Iran and that people of Iran would come to know and appreciate his art and passion as we do abroad!

As an Iranian, I am proud of Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam.




Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam

by Iroonifan (not verified) on

I am very proud of Shahrokh & his ard. I agree with editing the pictures a little so it's easier to follow the story. Also, please try to use spell check to avoid silly spelling mistakes, since your comments are appearing on the photos, it's a real shame to have them so in your face!! Thanks for reporting this event.


thanks for reporting

by salim on

Talieh jan,

Thanks for reporting and for the time you must of have spent preparing these images and adding the captions.

I still encourage you to self-edit more and cut down the total images by 2-3x. Keep the minimum required to tell us the story.

Also, I think we should create a Talieh DSLR camera fund, so you have a better tool in your talented hands.

Salim Madjd

Founder/CEO //www.Crazymenu.com