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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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We went for Rhythm of the dance show and it was great.The performances were really nice. Solo Belly dancing by the girl could have been better. A sort of a let down! But the male... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Our 5 point review: 1. To caveat, this was ranked low for us because the expectations were set incorrectly and at the risk of sounding uncultured, we did not enjoy this experience 2. Billed as a "show" of whirling dervishes, be prepared that this is literally all that happens. While it is amazing that the men are so deeply committed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to see white rose. To be honest before I went to this I was expecting a touristy show. While most of the audience were tourists it actually was really good. The actors/dancers were extremely talented an it was very well done. The show was captivating and the venue spectacular and intimate. The fighting scenes were very impressive and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

As previously reviewed it is not a show. No clapping or photography allowed. Very spritual and allows you into allowed different world altogether. Not for everyone but we were pleased to have experienced it.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is not a show, but a spiritual performance to be enjoyed. No clapping, no noises, no kids screaming. Don't try to get this at the end of a dinner show.Hodja Pasha Theater is one of the best places to experience this.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went for Rhythm of the dance show and it was great.The performances were really nice. Solo Belly dancing by the girl could have been better. A sort of a let down! But the male belly dancer stole the show with some amazing chemistry with the beats. Overall a nice experience. It was a non stop 70 minutes show with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Manu inconviniences: Always full you need to book one day in advance Toilet facilities are not adequate given the nember of people The place is not safe: only one exit, no emergency exit, very narrow exit stair, i wonder what could happen in case of emergency evacuation or fire Seating arrangement is not covinient as if you sit at the... More 

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hodjapasha, Owner at Hodjapasha Cultural Center, responded to this review

As an owner I dont write management response generally unless it is purposeful and false. I have to write a response to this review because I found it purposeful and false at the same time. I think review owner did not like his seat that is why he tries to show everythin here is bad. Sorry you did like your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to see the Whirling Dervishes and were awed!! You can experience how seriously they take this ceremony and it transferred to the three of us watching. It is really just something you need to experience yourself, it cannot really be explained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went one rainy evening and thoroughly enjoyed it. Would recommend for anyone. The special affects were wonderful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had booked the Dance show that is shown thrice a week. Our hotel receptionist booked it for us, and we paid at the hotel itself. Then it was just a matter of going there 15 minutes before the show to pick up the tickets. It was a perfect way to spend an evening. The show lasts for about 75... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I went here 2 times, first for Sema dance & 2nd for Rythm of the Dance. The place is a renovated hisyorical bath and it is very suitable for these show. The lighting and sound design provides a great venue. This was my first encounter with Sema dance. The atmospher was breath-taking & heavey. As this was a religious performance.... More 

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