Why You Haven’t Really Seen Turkey Until You’ve Seen The Whirling Dervishes In Konya
Published on February 07, 2010
Inka, as always, an educational experience. You take the time to share with other travelers and make the world a better place for having done it.
This is a tremendous look into the performance of whirling dervishes and, by far, the most comprehensive and educational article I have ever read about them. Since college when I first heard of whirling dervishes I had wanted to see them perform, and I recently did in Cairo. The show was not what I had really hoped for, though, and seemed to utterly lack authenticity. Konya - this is where I want to see whirling dervishes next.
Excellent article. I learned something today about a dance I knew absolutely nothin about, until now. More, more, more !
Sabina, thank you very much for having read this article and for your lovely comment. Seeing them in Konya gives you goose bumps. Hope you can have that experience for yourself.
Your article on the Whirling Dervishes was absolutely fascinating. My husband and I were fortunate to have seen the Dervishes on the Anniversary in 2007 of Mevlana although the performance was not at the Mevlana Museum but at a newly built stadium a short distance away. Perhaps you might like to visit my web site <a href="http://www.experienceturkey.net" target="_blank">www.experienceturkey.net and I would appreciate your comments. Valerie Brookes