Asian Heritage Month


Toronto: Persian dance at Harbourfront Centre

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 | 03:03 PM ET


Image courtesy of Minou Akhlaghi

A scientist by profession, Maria Sabaye Moghaddam specializes in Persian classical and folkloric dances from various regions of Iran. She has developed a unique style of story telling through dance accompanied by facial gestures. Maria has had numerous performances in various cultural events and appeared on Rogers Television. She is very active in the dance community and holds Persian dance classes for both youth and adults in Toronto. She is also the dance director for the Tirgan: Iranian Festival.

Ms. Moghaddam performed two classical Persian dances and presented a folk dance workshop at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre on July 27, 2008 as part of the What is Classical? festival.

More photos from the event under the cut

Vancouver: Discover Dance! Showcasing the Vancouver Korean Dance Society | May 29

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 | 03:11 PM ET
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Vancouver Korean Dance Society
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Vancouver Korean Dance Society

The Vancouver Korean Dance Society (VKDS), founded in 2003, is dedicated to perfecting the art of
Korean Traditional Dance. VKDS consists of professional dancers trained in Korean Traditional Dance and students who are studying under the direction of Hye Seoung Vivian Chung, the founding Director of VKDS and a Director of the Korean Dance Association, USA. Hye Seoung Vivian Chung has established herself as one of the leading figures in the Korean-Canadian cultural scene as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. A dancer for more than 30 years, she has been teaching young Canadians and creating new works that fuse traditional Korean and contemporary Canadian elements. Hye Seoung Vivian Chung is a graduate of Kyung Hee University, majoring in Korean Traditional Dance, and a graduate of London Contemporary Dance School. She has extensive dance experience worldwide, and has received prestigious awards including a 2005 Presidential Award of Cultural Excellence from President Roh, Moo-Hyun of South Korea.