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 Post subject: The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:09 am 
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One show that is sure to put you in a spin
The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey
DANCE PREVIEW in The Evening Herald by SARAH HOWDEN

WHIRLING dervish (wurl-ing dur-vish): a mystical dancer who stands between the material and cosmic worlds. His dance is part of a sacred ceremony in which the dervish rotates in a precise rhythm. He represents the earth revolving on its axis while orbiting the sun. The purpose of the ritual whirling is for the dervish to empty himself of all distracting thoughts, placing him in trance. Released from his body, he conquers dizziness.

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