Iranian dance history is characterized by many fascinating and also tragic incidents. It seems to be completely unknown to the outside world yet recently is being known partly because of the current archaeological discoveries and excavations in Iran over the past decades. Single dancers or groups of dancers represented on pottery from prehistoric Iranian historic sites like Tape Sialk attest the antiquity of this art in Iran. Achaemenid Persians learned to dance, just as they learned to ride horseback, and considered the practice suitable exercise “to develop bodily strength.” Other discoveries made it possible to have access to material and evidence for the origin of Persian dance, ever since the appearance of the cult of Mithra about two thousand years before our calendar. By virtue of these bases, Iran can be considered as one of the ancient world empires, which methodically and actively was devoted to the development of the art of dance.
Music also has had an important role and impact on the lives and cultures of different Iranian ethnic groups throughout Iran’s long history. This history spans a long period, which comprises five millennia.
The political & religious restrictions on the traditional Iranian dance & music after the revolution have never led ethnicities to forget their rich traditions in Iranian dance and music.
This dance and music tour to Iran is one of the best loved experiences where you get to see and hear top class live Iranian music and dancing while your travel to Iran.
STARTS : Tehran
ENDS : Tehran
AGE RANGE : 3-99
MAX GROUP SIZE : 12
TRAVEL STYLE : Anthropology
ACCOMMODATION : Middle class or luxury hotels based on request
TRANSPORTATION : based on request