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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey (Sirkeci)
+90 212 511 4626
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Type: Performances
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... more » 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. « less
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Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was perhaps the most boring 45 minutes of our entire trip. It literally is a few musicians, playing their instruments for 45 minutes while 5 men whirl around. I didnt see or feel anything spiritual about it, later I read the paragraph information... but honestly we could have had a really nice meal out... or anything.... save your money.... More

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Jochiwon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

You must go to Hodjapasha! I saw Rhythm of the Dance, a show which collected different cultural dances from regions of Turkey. The show was AMAZING. The professional dancers add a modern theatrical element to tradition to make this an incredible experience. The show alternates between group performances and solo performances, and the theater is small and intimate so everyone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

They give a variety of performances during a show, each about 10-15 minutes long. We found the shows entertaining and fun to watch, and they were authentic shows from the former Ottoman area, including male and female belly dancers. Well worth a visit.

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I think the dancers were late to arrive at the show... traffic maybe. :D and they were short of one or two dancers. It was all forgotten when they started the show. It being a religious ceremony, the atmosphere was sombre and I enjoyed the experience. It has since moved to Sirkeci Station from the Hodjapasha Cultural Centre. It is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went to see the Rhythm of the dance show and quite liked it. The programme was diverse with many dances from different regions of Turkey. The dancers were enthusiastic, cheerful and seemed seriously about their performance. Bonus points for the belly dancers. However at 70 TL a ticket, this was rather expensive. Either we expect to see more, or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is our first time to Istanbul and this was amazing. We visited on our first day and caught the cultural dance show. The dance line up was so good that everyone enjoyed tremendously. Definitely worth it. Highly recommended. Watch for the male belly dancer. Superb.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This centre is in a refitted 500-year old hammam - to the setting is picturesque, and close to Sultanahmet. No photos or applause is allowed during the ceremony, which certainly adds to the sense that this is not a "show" but a ceremony (though you are paying to see it....) My only recommendation would be to add some information or... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Seeing the dervishes whirl here was an interesting experience. The music was good, and the whirling put me into a bit of a sleepy trance-like state. I don't think I would need to see the show repeatedly, but it was a unique religious experience to have in Turkey. This location was quite convenient in Old Town so I would recommend... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is an incredible magic theatrical show! First of all, I should say that I've lived in Istanbul for 4 years and seen all their shows- all are incredible! This is a new one and it exceeded my expectations! The decorations were amazing! The dancing was wonderful! (although, I must warn you that if you are used to the Bolshoi... More

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We decided to go to the Hodjapasha Dance Theater at the last minute, when we realized that it was not just another restaurant show and the dance theater was an old Istanbul Haman. We went to see their show Rhythm of the Dance. The setting is excellent, numbered sits, no more than 200 people sitting in simple chairs in a... More

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