رقص کلاسیک سرزمینهای ایران زمین بزرگ

Classical Dances of The Persian Empire

Choreographed by Katherine St. John & Dr. Lloyd Miller

Eastern Arts International Dance Theatre















In the Khosravani Music and Dance system of the Greater Persian Sphere of Influence each mode has a particular dance and music associated with it.

The musical system consisted of seven Khosravani, thirty modulation forms and three hundred and sixty systems (dastan) which correspond to the days of the week, the month and the year respectively.

Persian music is the traditional and indigenous music of Persia / Iran: mūsīqī, the science and art of music, and moosiqi, the sound and performance of music.

Persian music is appreciated and enjoyed by people across Greater Persia/Iran. The history of musical development in Iran dates back to the prehistoric era. King Jamshid, is credited with the "invention" of music.

Fragmentary documents from various periods of the country's history establish that the ancient Persians possessed an elaborate musical culture.

Archeological evidence reveals musical instruments that were used in Persia during the Elamit era around 800 BC. Little is known about the Persian music of the ancient world, least of all about the music of the Achaemenid Empire.

Alexander the Great is said to have witnessed many melodies and instruments upon his invasion, and music played an important role in religious affairs. Music played an important role in the courts of the kings of the much later Sassanid Empire.







The most authentic and pure traditional classical music accompanied by metaphysical movements and dance patterns of Eastern traditions mainly areas formerly part of the ancient Persian Achaemenian Empire: Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Uyghur East Turkistan, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey performed by Eastern Arts.


Based on the spiritual philosophy of Dr. Safvat, Eastern Arts dance concepts were engendered in the 1970s with dancer Nancy Rose who later formed her own company which developed into a Persian dance company in the Bay Area. Music visualization of purely traditional spiritual music is how Eastern Arts endeavors to channel its metaphysical movements and dance.