I shared my WP2 with my Grandma, my mom, and two aunts. I was interested to hear their thoughts, what resonated with them, what differed between our experiences, etc. This morning we met on zoom to discuss, and after two hours it felt like we had barely scratched the surface…

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December 2019: Shabe Yalda (winter solstice celebration) Performance at UCLA

I recently came to the realization that when I am Persian dancing, I am more connected to my culture than at any other time. I am not only connecting to my culture through traditional dance, but I am also listening to the music, wearing the clothes, speaking the language, and…

Lilia Kazerooni

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