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  • World Artist

    International performer, wellness educator, and teacher in the art of movement and story, Zuleikha inspires dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through movement.

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  • Collaborations

    The Rumi Concert is a stunning collaboration of artists, bringing the lyrical and spiritual power of Rumi to life in a remarkably moving performance, a multidimensional feast of poetry, music, dance and story. Poet and translator Coleman Barks performs the poems of Rumi, a 13th century ecstatic poet of unparalleled lyrical and spiritual power. He is joined by storydancer,

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  • Performance

    Inspirational performing artist and storydancer, Zuleikha, a whirlwind of spirit, rhythm, and dance, transports her audiences with stories of nature, world lore and life itself.

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  • Workshops

    Zuleikha teaches transformational workshops and classes worldwide. She is well known for her Body Listening seminars.

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  • Take A Minute™

    TAKE A MINUTE™, created by Zuleikha, is a self-care action plan that only takes a minute of our busy lives.

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  • The Storydancer Project

    Founded by Zuleikha, The Storydancer Project (TSP), an international non-profit artistic health resource organization, serving girls, women, children and families facing challenging life circumstances by providing innovative Core Wellness Exercise and Movement Arts programs and trainings that foster and enliven greater health, resilience and leadership.

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  • ZULEIKHA-TSP NEWS BLOG

    Indian Saints, School Days and Blue Jeans An Impromptu Lesson ~ Hope Project January 2016

    The other day I was conducting singing class/rehearsal for the older girls of the Girls Non-Formal School in the Hope Project. This Project is based in the Nizamuddin Basti, inside of the vast city of Delhi. There are many ‘bastis’ (village communities) inside of Delhi. Many, many, many!

    The Hope Project is located next to the ‘Dargah’ (tomb) of the Sufi Mystic, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He was a spiritual teacher and wonderful musician who brought the teachings of Spiritual Unity through Sufism to the Western World in the early 1900s. Every year, his 'Urs,' or the anniversary of his passing, is celebrated on Feb 5. The children in the projects around his Dargah give an enlivening performance, and the girls I work with in the Girls Non-Formal School at the Hope Project are part of this event.

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  • INTERVIEW PODCAST

    RADIOCAFE INTERVIEWS ZULEIKHA

    Monday, Nov 2, 2015, just before 8:30 AM, Mary- Charlotte Domandi, Producer and Host of Radio Cafe KSFR 101.1FM, interviews Zuleikha about her work in the local and international community, and the upcoming Rumi concert. www.santaferadiocafe.org/

    If you missed the interview, you can still hear it on KSFR podcast. Click link santaferadiocafe.org/uncategorized/2015/11/02/zuleikha/

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    MORE NEWS: Wednesday, Nov 4, 1:30-3:30 PM, catch Zuleikha talking with Carol Boss, on Afternoon Freeform, Albuquerque's KUNM 89.9 FM, kunm.org/programs/afternoon-freeform

     
  • BODYLISTENING – UNM

    NOV 8 & DEC 5, BODYLISTENING© NM

    CLICK ON LINK FOR VIDEO TO LEARN ABOUT BODYLISTENING.

    "I liked the invitation to make the body lead, it was so freeing." - workshop participant

    Join ZULEIKHA in a very special movement awareness practice workshop called BodyListening©. Everyone is Welcome.

    November 8, and December 5, 2015 UNM Center for LIfe, UNM Medical Group, Inc., Albuquerque, NM hosts The Body Listening© MAP Movement Awareness Practice workshop with Zuleikha. All are welcome. To Register, contact (505) 925-4551

  • TSP ANNUAL REPORT

    VIEW 2014 TSP ANNUAL REPORT PDF

    How do we care for ourselves daily?

    The body and mind need refreshment. TSP’s Core Wellness work, taking a minute to feel our breath, clear the space of the mind, and say goodbye to tension as we stretch, even in very small movements, can help us to open more space inside of ourselves.

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  • PRESS FROM DELHI

    THE HEALTH MUSE

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    ZULEIKHA: An Artistic Approach to Wellness

    It’s a phone call I anticipate with excitement. When Zuleikha calls to announce her presence in Delhi, I know I can look forward to several interesting conversations and new learning, over tea and lunch. This American storyteller, dancer and healer travels to several countries to help marginalized communities with her special brand of bodywork, and always has inspiring experiences to recount.

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  • AURORA CONCERT

    AURORA CONCERT VIDEO EXCERPTS




    Acclaimed master of the electric violin, TRACY SILVERMAN, and renowned Storydancer, ZULEIKHA, join forces in a spellbinding performance of improvisational music, story, dance and humor.

    TRACY SILVERMAN was named one of 100 distinguished alumni by The Juilliard School, and is the world’s first concert electric violinist. Formerly first violinist with the innovative Turtle Island String Quartet, Silverman is on the faculty at Belmont University and Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, and is a devoted teacher of youths of all ages and levels, in developing alternative string styles, from classical to jazz to improvisation.

    ZULEIKHA is an award-winning international performer, educator and humanitarian who uplifts audiences with her humorous, soul-stirring performances and has collaborated with numerous world musicians and poets, including avant-garde composer/pianist Terry Riley, and Coleman Barks, poet and interpreter of Rumi. Founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, The Storydancer Project, Zuleikha has created unique tools for greater health called Take a Minute™ Core Wellness Exercise and Body Listening Movement Arts, which are being used worldwide to help people improve wellness and create empowered responses to chronic stress and trauma.