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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Address: Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 511 4626
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Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: 1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday and Friday at 19:00 Price: 60 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. 2. Rhythm of the Dance :Featuring variety of charming folkloric dances of Anatolia , Balkans and Caucasian regions combined with exotic oriental dances. Tuesday Thursday Saturday 21:00 Alternating biweekly with White Rose . Price : 70 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. 3. White Rose : A theatral dance show that sensationally combines oriental dance , harem dance and modern dance together. Theme is based on an extraordinary true love story of an Ottoman slave woman and ambassador during Tulip Period in 17TH Century. Tuesday Thursday Saturday 21:00 Alternating biweekly with Rhythm of the Dance . Price : 80 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. See our website for the calendar of the shows.
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure of experiencing "The White Rose." My husband, thirteen year old boy and I landed front row seats, which proved to be grand. This dance drama centers around a love story with a backdrop of historical events in the 1730s. It was fun, and interactive. The dances ranged from belly-dancing to choreographed fights. The height of the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I am really glad I was able to make it to the dervishes show before running to the airport to catch my flight back home. The place is truly charming, with ancient decorations and old Islamic/Turkish patterns on walls. The dervishes show was unique and different than all other musical shows I attended. The live music was hypersensitive, using classic... More 

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Incheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'd read many reviews that Dervish dance could be boring, so instead my family decided to watch one with better reviews. Before the show, we thought it was quite pricey, but as soon as the show started, we realized that this was the most underpriced show we've ever seen. It's not just a dance show, it has a storyline related... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Were not to sure we were going to see but you have to watch Dervishes just to try and figure how they don't fall over. The music was nice to start the night. Not not too cheap but we thought it was worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went there to see the performance and wasn't disappointed. I have listened to the music before and knew the background/history of the Dervishes. Not only was the performance unique but it was accompanied by musicians who provided live music. It was a shame that it only lasted a little over an hour and it was tight seating but I was... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have seen the White Rose show twice now, it is a part of Ottoman and Dutch history set to music and dance and very well done. The question of "beverages" and any misunderstanding I think is due to translation, during the interval you can get free tea on water. Having seen the show twice for me the only negative... More 

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Muharraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have attended two shows one day the Rhythm of the Dance and The white Rose on another both were amazing and nice. Really like the place, type and level of shows and the overall atmosphere of the show hall, value for money is acceptable. I would recommend this place to travelers.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We booked a visit to see the Whirling Dervishes through our hotel and were told drinks and snacks would be included in the (pretty expensive) ticket price. Upon arrival (about half an hour early) we were told to sit outside in the street and wait as you cannot enter early. The drinks and snacks were in fact a cup of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went for whirling dervishes show which happens @7:00 pm. The place is walking distance from Eminonu Ferry station. The tea/coffee/water is complementary with your tickets. The show starts with Turkey classical music. Followed by the dervishes. There are 7 stages of the dervishes and it is explained very well in the booklet and the presentation that runs along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We went to the Rhythm of the Dance Show. The atmosphere, setting was great. The dances were well choreographed and the music was excellent. The children also fully enjoyed the show. A great time indeed. We would strongly recommend it.

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