Concerts of Dance, Music & Poetry - International Foods, Folkdancing & Art!

A heartfelt Thank You to the many Artists, Volunteers, and Crew for making 2014 the Best Festival Ever!

On Sunday, April 27th 2014 the Afsaneh Art & Culture Society/Ballet Afsaneh hosted the 6th annual Festival of the Silk Road at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater in San Jose, California.

We are all looking forward to FALL 2015 - for the 7th annual Festival of the Silk Road!

In the meantime check out all of the fabulous Concerts with star performers, International Foods, Folk Dance Mania, Costumes & Art that graced the Festival stages and gardens during Festival of the Silk Road - 2014!

Festival 2014 featured dance, music and poetry from the Silk Road including Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, China, India, Azerbaijan, Egypt, the Balkans, the Roma & more...

1pm - 6pm Free in the Lovely Gardens
Folkdancing, Music, Arts & Crafts, International Food Court and Family Fun.

3:00 - 4:30pm Afternoon Concert, 6:00 - 8:00pm Evening Concert!
Ticketed concert performances in the luxurious 500 seat theater feature master performing artists from across the Bay Area and around the world. One ticket price for an all day pass to All Theater Concerts!
General admission $30, and $100 Gold Circle (reserved seating), Kids & Seniors $20

1:00 - 6:00pm Garden Fun Activities and Folkdancing - Free for ALL!

Family fun started at 1pm in the beautiful gardens and lobby of the plaza theater with an International Food Court including Halal favorites, costume exhibits, and a Silk Road Bazaar offering traditional clothing, jewelry and art, dance and music workshops, storytelling. Performances and folk dancing all afternoon with many special guests and live music by Edessa, Armenian dancer and vocalist Hasmik Harutyunyan, and more. Come picnic on the lawn under the palm trees with family and friends! Admission to the gardens is complimentary - FREE!

3:00 - 4:30pm Afternoon Concert

Afsaneh Dance Academy, Niosha Dance, Hala Egyptian Dance, Pezhham Daf Ensemble, Tarangini School of Kathak, Amir Abbas Music School Ensemble, Chichaklar Dance Group from Vancouver, Canada and more.

6:00 - 8:00pm Evening Concert

Featured Dance performances by Ballet Afsaneh, Salar System featuring S.A.R.A. (Sounds and Rhythms of Afghanistan), Mohammad Nejad of Nejad World Music, Chinese Performing Arts of America, ARAX Dance, Zaryab Persian Music ensemble with Neema Hekmat, dance artist Miriam Peretz, master of Persian percussion Pezhham Akhavass with Mehdi Bagheri on kamancheh.

One ticket to enjoy both theater concerts! General admission $30, and $100 Gold Circle (reserved seating) ticket prices included admission to both the 3:00pm Concert and the 6:00pm Concert, each with different performances. Kids & Seniors - $20.

Calling All Volunteers For 2015!

It's easy to sign up as a Festival Volunteer and it's a whole lot of fun! Enjoy the Festival from the inside track. Volunteer perks include concert tickets, T-Shirts and more!

Volunteer Registration
Festival Silk Road - 2014
Mexican Heritage Theater Stage
Chinese Performing Artists