Silk Road Dance Company
Sustaining Individual Member
Member since October 16, 2014
Cultural Understanding through Beauty and Delight
Founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray – World Dance professor atGeorge 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. and Canada. Based in Washington, DC, the ensemble has performed at prestigious national venues including the White House as well as 11 appearances at the Kennedy Center.
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 which reflect the depth and breadth of field research and study conducted by Dr. Gray who has received many awards for her life-time of creative work, including recognition from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Culture.