"if you want to see and "feel" the culture, choose" Whirling Dervishes Tip by ares19a

Whirling Dervishes, Istanbul: 20 reviews and 41 photos


Dances of Colours consists of 2 activities, The Ceremony of Dervishes at Dervish Dede Efendi House and Dervish Ceremony followed by Turkish dances at FKM Theater. They organise in 2 different places because they want you to feel the culture in the right atmosphere.
I have seen the one with folk dances at FKM 2 years ago and it was amazing, professional dances, good stage, really authentic programme.

In september, I saw the dervishes with live music in a typical historical Turkish house. It is in the house of Dede Efendi( 18th- century Turkish musician who is considered as Turkish Beethoven) with his wonderful pieces. They give all this information before the ceremony starts.
I have seen dervish ceremony in other places in Turkey. On 17th of december, They have the big ceremony in Konya. As an event it is big and professional but it is a show with politicians, tv cameras etc... In the other places, none of them give you the feeling of this special culture. You can even find in restaurants, tea gardens. I dont want to say that this is the best, but I can say that in Dede Efendi House:
you feel very close to them,

you feel the spirit of this important musician,

it is very central but also in a typical Ottoman neighborhood( of course, you need to fo follow the map correctly),

the musicians and the dervishes are very good,

You can also discover the beautiful poetry of Rumi from a slayt show of 20 min,

The price is affordable(45 and 35 TL)

It is every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 19.30

For the performance dates at FKM Theater, you need to contact them, it is not very often.

You may see just 1 time in your life, try to feel it.

Address: Dedeefendi House
Directions: Dedeefendi House
othercontact: info@dancesofcolours.com
Phone: +90 554 797 26 46
Website: http://www.dancesofcolours.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 17, 2011
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