It was utterly mesmerising an experience out of this world... I just loved every minute of it.. It is heavenly..
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Do you like Medieval Times restaurant in the US? Then you might like the dervish show at hodjapasha. When I decided to come to Turkey, I wanted to do three things: to see the Hagia Sophia, to see the Blue Mosque, and to see Whirling...More
It's a bit of a conflicting experience. On one hand this is a religious ceremony not a show. On the other hand it's a bit hard to believe that 5 men on a stage surrounded by hundreds sitting tourists are actually into it truly and...More
Honestly I was very excited coming to this show and it was all ruined. First of all the chairs weren't comfortable at all. The musicians wore normal clothes under their robes which ruined the experience. If there was a theater in istanbul that mixed the...More
I've been here twice now for two different shows and both were excellent. The setting is intimate and so you feel like you have front row seats from anywhere in the room! The performances are highly professional and the venue is beautiful.
it is a serious religious ceremony. We were not allowed to photograph, clap hands or make noise. The ceremony lasted an hour first with an introduction and then the whirling. Before the show we were offered juice, water and tea which was good. Better to...More
Knowing some background information about Sufism and Rumi helps appreciate the ceremony, and the cultural center does a good job introducing it to larger audiences. But do prepare yourself for the experience. From some of the negative reviews it is obvious that many had not...More
Important to know that this is not entertainment. What you witness is an actual religious ceremony involving the famous whirling dervishes. The audience is asked for silence, no photography and no applause. the ceremony lasts about an hour and is an excellent introduction to Sufism....More
Have you ever been trapped in a special version of purgatory surrounded by spinning McDonald's mcflurry machines? Replace the mcflurry machines with dudes and lock yourself in a room w them for an hour with nothing to kill yourself with. I tried to choke on...More
We visited Hodjapasha Cultural Center in December 2016 to watch the Rhythm of the Dance performance. The performance mixes traditional cultural dances from around the different cities in Turkey. On top of this, the center promotes Rumi teachings and displays boards about the life of...More