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“A little average”

Hodjapasha Cultural Center
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US$25.00*
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Rhythm of the Dance Show at Hodjapasha In Istanbul
Ranked #89 of 1,137 things to do in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 1. Dervish Experience : Live Show & Exhibition : Everyday at 19:00 Price: 20 USD / Free hot and cold beverages. 2. Rhythm of the Dance :Featuring variety of charming folkloric dances of Anatolia combined with exotic Oriental dances and Ottoman Palace dances. Every Tuesday , Thursday & Saturday at 20:30 Price : 25 USD / Free hot and cold beverages.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is ok but nothing special and probably a little expensive for what it is. The dancing is interesting to see but they just spin around. You would get much the same experience by watching you tube.

Ok if you're looking for something to do or into sufi music. Skip it otherwise.

Thank Oren F
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Although I heard many people recommended this show, I found it boring and monotonous.
Maybe religious people like it, since it contains some reading of Kuran. I expected the Persian poems of Molana but all I saw were in Turkish!!!
What I've seen and experienced from Dervishes was more energetic and enthusiastic.
Duration of the show was too long (one hour)

But the ambient was amazing and clean and well organized.
The show will only happen after 7 pm. So don't go before 6 , it's waste of time.

Thank Arman z
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

I enjoyed the show very much.
Different dance shows from different ethnics.

I loved the show and i recommend it for families and couples

Thank Mazaaaj
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I watched two shows at Hodjapasha- the whirling dervishes and the rhythm of dance, and I loved each in different ways. The dance performance was so energetic and the artists seemed to be having such a great time which instantly speaks to the audience. Watching the dervishes show was mesmerizing and a spiritual experience. There's an exhibit inside explaining the origin and meaning of the whirling ceremony which is very well explained. The staff is friendly too. Please don't miss this if you're in Istanbul.

Thank c_krithika
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This was something different and unexpected. Some people may find it boring and long. Show takes one hour and you have to understand deeper story behind as it is not just spinning. I'm glad i went to see Dervish dance.

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Thank Ana B
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