Live Whirling Dervish Show
From Euro€ per person
Take a spiritual journey and watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order in a historical place. The whirling ceremony is a journey of the spiritual ascension of man through reason and love towards perfection, do not miss this experience of music and movement!
About this activity
- Witness a performance that includes 800 years of mystical roots
- Enjoy a live musical demonstration of Mevlevi music
- Watch a performance at the famous Orient Express station
The Mevlevi Order (The Mevlevi Tariqa), founded by the son Walad and the disciples of Celaleddin Rumi, in the onetime Seldjukid capital of Konya after his death in 1274, has institutionalized an ecstatic dance as part of the education of the disciples to forget the present and become united with the lover in infinity in a trance that is engendered by a constant spiraling movement to chants and to the music of the ney. This dance, which is called the Samâ, also means ‘hearing.’ In the words of one of the best- known scholars of mystical Islam, Annemarie Schimmel, “The samâ is no doubt, the most widely known expression of mystical life in Islam. After the show drop-off at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Not suitable for
- People with mobility impairments
Safety measures in place
Prepare for the activity
What to bring
- Passport or ID card
Know before you go
- Complete silence is expected during the ceremony
Please note that the hotel pickup & drop-off service is only available in the city center.
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