230425 Whirling Dervishes evening i


İstanbul Tasavvuf İrfan ve Meydan Meşkleri Topluluğu (Istanbul Sufi Ceremonies Ensemble)

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Students can use the code STUDENT for a special discount. One single use code per student. A valid student ID must be presented at the door. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance start time to pass through security checks and find your seats. The performance is approximately 2 hours including one interval. Kindly note that there is an age requirement to attend this event. Children under 8 will not be admitted to the performance.


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Join us for a breath-taking evening of symbolic and spiritual Whirling Dervish performance accompanied by traditional Turkish Sufi music by master musicians!

The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony, which was proclaimed a Masterpiece in 2005 in UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Program, was registered on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.

The Whirling Dervishes Mevlevi Sema Ceremony & Devran Dhikr will be presented and performed by İstanbul Tasavvuf İrfan ve Meydan Meşkleri Topluluğu (Istanbul Sufi Ceremonies Ensemble), a specialised ensemble officially established in 2018 under the Republic of Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Tourism and represents master vocal and instrumental artists and ensemble of senior Semazens (Whirling Dervishes).

For more information on the event, please visit Yunus Emre Institute London’s Website: https://yeelondon.org.uk/ or email us at londra@yee.org.tr

The Yunus Emre Institute

Yunus Emre Institute (Turkish: Yunus Emre Enstitüsü) is the Republic of Turkey’s cultural institute. Established in 2007, the organisation has over 65 branches worldwide. Through cultural diplomacy, the Institute aims to increase awareness of Turkish culture, support the learning of the Turkish language and to stimulate greater exchange in the fields of arts, culture, science, education. Since opening its doors in London in 2010, Yunus Emre Institute has become an improving the bonds of friendship between Turkey and the United Kingdom.