Performances of note

December 9th, 2010

Television appearances

  • Manoto TV Norouz programme, London (2013)
  • Manoto TV Shabe Yalda and Mehregan programmes, London (2010, 2012)
  • BBC Persia (Asia House), Voice of America (Jaleh Foundation) (2013)

Museums and cultural institutions

  • Victoria and Albert Museum Norouz event, London (2015 – forthcoming)
  • Courtauld Gallery Court and Craft Late Event, London (2014)
  • Closing event of the 2014 Nour Festival, Ismaili Centre, London (2014)
  • Asia House Love and Marriage event, London (2013)
  • Wijktheater Musica Mehregan Concert, Rotterdam (2013)
  • Closing event of the 2013 Nour Festival, Leighton House, London (2013)
  • Ely Cathedral Circle the World event, Ely (2012)
  • Precious Afghanistan event for Afghanaid, London (2012)
  • Inaugural event of the Iran Heritage Foundation Shahnameh Exhibition, London (2010)
  • Magic of Persia Norouz family weekend, British Museum, London (2010)
  • British Museum Shah Abbas exhibition, London (2009)

Collaborations with musicians

  • London Persian Music Festival with Nasser Kondazi and Jamshid Rezaie, London (2013)
  • Norouz concert with Kamran Joya, London (2012)
  • Numerous appearances with Behnam Alipour & Ahoura (2011-2013)
  • In Search of Simorgh (The Conference of the Birds) with Malik Tebrizli, Hamidreza Rasti, Imamyar Hasanov, Rufat Hasanov, and the Laban Contemporary Dance Centre, London (2010)

Major community and charity events

  • Norouz and Eid concerts for the Afghan Human Rights Organization, London (2012-present)
  • Iranian Medical Charity Norouz gala (2014)
  • Norouz concerts for the Hafez School and Rostam School, London (2013-present)
  • Sizdah Bedar concerts and gala events for the Iran’s Children’s Charity (2010-present)
  • Kurdish Women’s Festival, London (2013)
  • Community performances for the Olympic Torch event, International Refugee Week and International Women’s Day, Cambridge (2010-2014)


Please note that Ziba does not charge a fee for a performance on behalf of a charity. She also charges a reduced fee to student organizations and has appeared at a number of university cultural events in Cambridge, London, Sheffield and Nottingham.

In Search of Simorgh

June 27th, 2010

In 2010 Ziba took part in ‘In Search of Simorgh’, an innovative theatrical dance adaptation based on the 12th century epic poem by Farid ud-Din Attar, ‘The Conference of the Birds’. It was held at the Logan Hall Theatre in London on behalf of the Iran’s Children Charity and featured contemporary dance by performers from the Laban School, narration, and Persian dance performed by Ziba. The musicians were Malik Tebrizli and Will Smith (percussion), Imamyar Hasanov (kamancheh), Rufat Hasanov (tar) and Hamidreza Rast (santoor) who played a variety of Iranian and Azerbaijani pieces. Ziba performed two Persian dance solos, one of which can be viewed on Vimeo, and danced with the Laban dancers during the main body of the show. The result was an exciting and wholly successful fusion of Persian and contemporary dance in one performance space. The contemporary dance choreography was devised by Zinzi Minott and the dancers were Joel Rose, Fayola Dawes, Masako Matsushito, Elisa Vassena and Cornelia Voglmeyer. The show was a huge success and raised around £10,000 for the charity.