October 28, 2015, Washington D.C. TAA organized a reception at its headquarters to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Silk Road Dance Company. Almost 70 people attended the colorful event, which event began with an opening speech by Dr. Faruk Taban, President of Turkic American Alliance, followed by remarks by Laurel Victoria Gray, Founder and Artistic Director of Silk Road Dance Company.
Later in the evening, the audience were welcomed by hosts dressed in Crimean Tartar, Kazakhstan and traditional clothing, while the guests enjoyed ethnic food and drinks. Later in the evening, the dancers performed traditional dances from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan.
The reception was organized to builds bridges of understanding between East and West by traditional dance forms, encouraging cross-cultural dialogue and provide guests a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the dancers.
The Silk Road Dance Company is an award-winning organization that presents traditional and contemporary dances from Central Asia, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Caucasus. The performances offer a unique glimpse of the life and art of little known cultures, especially Silk Road Countries.