Outdoor Stage at the Band Shell

Ballet Afsaneh is a Bay Area – Performance Company founded in 1986 that melds ancient art forms with modern dance and theater in an unprecedented, richly imagistic approach – Drawing on cultural heritage to create performance work that resonates with universal ideas. From glittering fairytale to cutting edge, thought provoking work, Ballet Afsaneh performances provide an eloquent testament to the diverse expressive arts of Central Asia and beyond. During its 30 year evolution they have earned a reputation for their artistic innovations and inspired theatrical creativity. The company’s work is informed by a traditional performance repertory which includes the folkloric and classical art forms of Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, China and India. (*Afsaneh – from the Persian, Turkish and Urdu languages: “myth”, “legend”, “history”, “fairytale.”)