As a performer with Niosha Dance Academy (NDA) my favorite moment was always the last few seconds right before going on stage; getting a glimpse of the bright lights, large crowd of smiling faces, and the energy from behind the curtain was always electrifying. Now as a stage manager I get the opportunity to watch all of the wonderful dancers right before they go on stage. Watching them reminds me of all of the performances I had and brings back all of the fantastic memories I share with NDA.
The show on Sunday May 3rd was a wonderful blend of dances from all over Iran, talented dancers, and elaborate costumes. NDA continues to impress the audience with creative performances, and the show on Sunday definitely set the bar high for future events. I’m honored to be part of NDA and to watch the level of passion and respect this group has for the Iranian culture and art of dance. I can say with confidence that watching the show from behind the curtain is truly the best seat in the house!