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Hami Canada Presents Dance for Laughs

A Fundraising Event

Dance for Laughs”, a fun-filled and uplifting fundraising program presented to you in collaboration with Khorshid Khanom Dance Group under the artistic direction of Ms. Aram Bayat. All proceeds will go toward providing educational support programs to schools built by Hami Canada.


Having put behind us the worst of the pandemic and its restrictions, we are all now eager to attend concerts and events to energize us and lift our spirits. This is just the kind of program that fits that bill.

“Dance for laughs” is a semi-narrative dance with a touch of irony about the dance itself performed in a collection of Iranian classical, folkloric, solo and group dance pieces accompanied by live music and vocals in two parts with a 40-minute intermission.

Much of the performance was based on real-life experiences of those in the dance community, how others perceive them, their challenges and the obstacles they face in pursuing their art. However, this is presented to the audience in a comedic, humorous and light-hearted manner. It is funny, and you will LAUGH.



Host, dancer, and acting coach: Caroline Gauthier

Dancers: Aynaz adandar, Gisoo Rasolipoor, Golnaz Mahdavikhah, Golnesa Amani, Khorshid Rasolipoor, Kimia Vaziri, Lea Devaud Chen, Lida Gorabi, Raha Khorasani, Shanshan Chen, Soora Khorasani

Vocalist: Yalda Basirian

Musicians: Shahin Fayaz (Robab & Tar), Mina Kia (Daf & Kakhen), Fatima Bahadori (Daf)

We also have an art exhibition fundraising.

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History of the group:

The group was founded in 1988 in Montreal by Ms. Aram Bayat as a mean to preserve and present Persian dance to members of the Iranian diaspora. For over 3 decades Khorshid Khanom has attracted a growing number of students in Montreal garnering much attention through offering numerous performances in collaboration with Canadian and Iranian organizations and introducing this art form to those unfamiliar with the culture.  They have performed on various stages in Europe and North America


Aram Bayat:  Choreographer and Artistic Director

Graduated from the Institution of National and Folkloric Dance in Tehran, Iran, and Artistic Photography from Dawson College, Montreal. She continued her studies in the Digital Imaging and Sound program at Concordia University. 

Over four decades, through many performances and productions, she has continued to work, develop and exercise the Art of Dance.


Presenting sponsor: Riverside Foods 

Diamond sponsors: Infinite Investment Systems, Yupik Foods

Gold sponsor: Davisview Dental

Silver sponsors:  Ed Dolatabadi Rela Estate Group, Fineberry Foods, Greenflow Financial 

Fundraising Proceeds

All proceeds of this fundraising event will go toward providing educational support programs to schools built by Hami Canada. 

Artistic Director: Ms. Aram Bayat

Location: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 8:30 PM

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