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Gulistan ​Dance​ Theater



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. Persian Tombak Master Siamak Pouian also guests.  For tickets visit  UCSB Department of Music and scroll down to Winter-UCSB Middle East Ensemble.

POSTPONED:  Four Sundays—JAN 9 & 30; FEB 13 & 27  11 AM - 12 PM

Carolyn Krueger teaches UZBEK DANCE BASICS at The Dance Hub in Santa Barbara.


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

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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.


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.


Mon-Tue APR 30 & MAY 1

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


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.


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.


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.


Sun APR 6  3 PM

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


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.


APR 14

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