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Address: Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 511 4626
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Description: 1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday and...
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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I've heard of the whirling dervishes since I was a kid. 40 plus year ago. My Grandfather spoke of them. The moment of truth, we booked via the hotel as they get booked up quickly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazed at the overture solo dance of the heroine and it lasts until the end. Dance, music, visual effects, story, everything were in a very high standard. All the kind of entertainments are included; graceful ballet, mascular actions, comical performance and impressive story. Also staffs are very nice and friendly :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife had seen dervish dancing before where the guys span and did all these incredible tricks while spinning. I am shocked to see people rate this show so highly. I understand its a spiritual show and if you going to watch it make note of that. Its a very beautiful venue, I give it a 10/10 for that. How... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This Is a very Good balance about a show and a truly Sema ceremony with Derviches. Because to see a really Sema I guess you most be a part of the monastery. But This Ceremony Is so beautiful that I really appreciate to have the opportunity to watch It. Hodjapasha is for me the must profesional and beauty show then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I loved the whirling dervishes, it was a beautiful ceremony and I feel lucky to have seen it. The music, singers, musicians, and dervishes put on a lovely ceremony. The ambiance and the music are very mellow and "holy". The only sad part was that there were numerous people who took photos during the show despite multiple notices that photography... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I've heard of the whirling dervishes since I was a kid. 40 plus year ago. My Grandfather spoke of them. The moment of truth, we booked via the hotel as they get booked up quickly. The atmosphere inside the Cultrual centre was good. They said no photos of the performance. I still think this is a mark of respect and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I enjoyed this as a theatrical performance. It was full of colour and had a simple yet engaging story that will take you in if you allow it to. It made me pretend that that was how court life in an Ottoman court. The dancers were really good and I enjoyed myself more than I expected to. When I go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Such a beautiful and elegant performance. Dancers that are artists and performances that exude class - nothing tacky about this show - cosy setting and the earlier you book - the better your seats will be! Wish we had caught White Rose too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We missed out on the most famous show called the 'White Rose' - but the one we saw was really amazing 'Rythm of the Dance'. Brilliant choreography, comfortable theatre seating a cozy group of 100. The energy, dances, historical influences on the performances was worth every penny! A reservation is a must so try and book it online if you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My boyfriend and I came to watch the dervishes on an evening (show was about 7pm) as this was one of the few shows we found during our short stay in Istanbul. ATMOSPHERE: The hodjapasha Cultural Centre is hidden behind a building. The inside is marvellous, very suggestive (it was an ancient hammam). The show is held in a circular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Great experience in a very unique setting. Very old dome type building making it very interesting to attend a show. Round seating close to stag floor makes it very personal and intimate. Dome roof great for sound acoustics and displaying projector images 360 degrees. A must do type event.

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