Together with the Pari Petakan Ensemble, a celebrated Armenian collective founded in 1958 in Yerevan, Pandeya presented a series of original choreographed pieces reflecting the identities and enchantments of Eastern cultures.


Along with the dance performance, viewers were able to have a unique culinary experience, getting cozy with some Tajik plov, which was prepared by the best cooks in the Tajik community in St. Petersburg.


Tara Pandeya is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer involved in the preservation and promotion of dance from the Silk Road region in Central Asia. She specializes in the choreography traditions of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, East Turkestan, Iran, Kurdistan, and Azerbaijan.