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Gulistan ​Dance​ Theater

Events

2022


Sun FEB 6    Carolyn teaches a Workshop in Uzbek dance choreography for the UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE Dance Ensemble led by Cris Basimah.


Sat MAR 5  7:30 PM    Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara

Carolyn & Gulistan perform Uzbek dances as guest artists with the UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE directed by Scott Marcus.


Sun MAR 27    Video shoot with LA-based filmmaker Lena Nozizwe for VOICE OF AMERICA UZBEK (America Ovozi) documentary about Carolyn & Gulistan.


Sun APR 10    Carolyn teaches a Workshop in Persian Jaheli dance for the UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE Dance Ensemble led by Cris Basimah.


Thu APR 14    VOICE OF AMERICA UZBEK (America Ovozi) documentary by filmmaker Lena Nozizwe, highlighting Carolyn & Gulistan, is released at America Ovozi.


Tue APR 19    VOICE OF AMERICA UZBEK (America Ovozi) documentary by filmmaker Lena Nozizwe, highlighting Carolyn & Gulistan, is released on YouTube.


Sun APR 24  2:00 & 4:00 PM    Gulistan performs in UP CLOSE AT THE DANCE HUB in Santa Barbara.


Fri MAY 27  7:00 PM    Gulistan performs in KULAB TO KABUL concert at City National Grove in Anaheim. The concert, produced by Tuti TV, features Tajik superstar singer Shabnam Suraya and Afghan superstar singer Qais Ulfat.


Wed JUN 8    Video interview with Uzbek-born, London-based BBC journalist Ibrat Safo in Menlo Park, CA. Mr. Safo is in the U.S. working on his documentary entitled AMERICAN UZBEKS AND THE AMERICAN DREAM for BBC UZBEK.


Mon JUL 18    Carolyn appears in Part 4 of Ibrat Safo's documentary AMERICAN UZBEKS AND THE AMERICAN DREAM which was released today by BBC UZBEK. Ibrat Safo is an Uzbek-born, London-based BBC journalist.


Sun JUL 31   1:30 - 3:00 PM    Gulistan participates in a private Afghan dance workshop  at The Dance Hub.


2021

Fri & Sat NOV 5  & 6  7:30 PM

Gulistan performs Bukharan Uzbek dances in the 20th Annual BASSH Dance Festival at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara. Tickets at eventbrite.


Sat MAR 6  8 PM

Gulistan is featured in a livestream presentation by EURASIA ACADEMY in celebration of its first full year of facilitating ZOOM instruction by master dance artists in Uzbekistan.


Past Event Highlights

[under construction]


2020

Sat MARCH 7  7-9 PM

The California Multicultural Arts Institute presents Gulistan in its concert entitled DANCING THE SILK ROAD at the historic Octagon Barn Center in San Luis Obispo, CA.


2019

Tue-Sat JUL 9-13

Gulistan performs by invitation at the 25th International Folk Festival  “Elena Limniati” in LOUTRAKI, GREECE, located in the Northern Pelepponese.


2018

Mon-Tue APR 30 & MAY 1

Filming of ENCHANTED DUNE at Oceano Dunes in Pismo Beach, CA.


2017

Sat FEB 11  7:30 PM

Gulistan co-production with Mari Sandoval’s Flamenco Dance Theater ALCHEMY OF WOMAN—LANGSTON & LORCA premieres at the Morgan-Wilson Theatre  in Santa Monica, CA.


AUG 23-27

Gulistan performs by invitation at the ADRIATICA FOLK FESTIVAL in CROATIA.


2016

Tue-Sat JUL 5-6

Gulistan performs by invitation at the Aksehir International Folklore Festival and Nasreddin Hoca Senlikleri (Festival of Hodja Nasreddin) in AKSEHIR, TURKEY.


2015

Sun MAR 8  3 PM

Gulistan performs with the UC SANTA CRUZ EURASIAN (Music) ENSEMBLE directed by Dr. Tanya Merchant, along with Master Percussionist Abbos Kosimov, in the Music Center Recital Hall.


2014

Sun APR 6  3 PM

Eighth Day Arts presents Gulistan in HODJA’S CARAVAN at the Cat in the Lotus, Glendale, CA.


2013

Fri-Sun SEP 27-29 & OCT 4-6  8 PM/7 PM

Gulistan performs in an Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance (EEMED) at the Electric Lodge, Venice, CA.


2012

APR 14

Carolyn performs for IRTPJ fundraiser at Roberts Auditorium, Loyola Marymount University, CA.