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“grate time, good peformance with real turkish dancer!”

Hodjapasha Cultural Center
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Rhythm of the Dance Show at Hodjapasha In Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Venice, Italy
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“grate time, good peformance with real turkish dancer!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

I atteded just for rest for my tired legs. because i had already went onother show, Gar and OrientHouse. but here you can find grate show. espcially male bellydancer's peformance and highqualiry peformance program ! !
there many show in Istanbul goes more boring, statics typed Egypsian erotic bellydance and variety dinner showprogram. and almost those show goes only with Ukrainian, Russian dancers.
If you need real refreshment and experiment real Turkish ethonogical culture, HojaPasha is best choice.here is more heroic and energish with real Turkish Dancer

Visited January 2013
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“Don't leave Istanbul without this !”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Visited the ' turkish night ' themed show and was left speechless, fantastic dances especially the halay and shaman dances . Good mix of dances from the Balkan and Black sea region as well.
Always a good idea to book your ticket online, as the show is sold out most of the times. The Highlight of the show undoubtedly is the Oriental and ottoman belly dances !!

Visited January 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Don't miss this dance troupe”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

The venue is SPECTACULAR. A short walk down the hill from Sultanhamet through a vibrant neighborhood - going to see the show at Hodjapasha was a DEFINITE highlight. The energy of the dancers was fantastic, the venue, a restored hammam, is beautiful. The small exhibit about dance in Turkish culture is incredibly well curated and informative. Warm and bohemian atmosphere inside, a great community outside - plenty of little places to grab a bite - we recommend Enjoy Restaurant and Cafe - it's up the street from the Road Runner Travel Agency. Such an incredible performance - LOVED the different styles of Turkish dance and the modern twist on a shamanic dance.

Visited December 2012
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“Whirling Dervishes”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

A beautifully restored bath house,it's an ideal setting to enjoy the cultural delight of the Mevlani,a moving and impressive spiritual experience with soft drinks and Turkish Delight included,DVD's of the ceremony are on sale for 15 Euro.

Visited November 2012
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Erlangen, Germany
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“Amazing night!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

A visit to the Hodjapasha Culture Center is a must when you visit Istanbul!
Basically, there are 2 programmes offered: the "Hodjapasha Dance Show" and "Mevlevi Dance Ceremony (whirling dervishes). We went for the former, and it was amazing.
Booking the tickets online got us middle, front-row seats. It gave us the opportunity to see various traditional dances (and not only turkish belly dancing). The dancers were good and seem genuinely happy to perform. The show lasted about 1.5 hours, with a 15minute break in between (break for drinks and some turkish delights).
The only issue I had was, despite warning signs everywhere saying no flash photography, there were still ignorant guests who seemed more interested in taking photos throughout the 90 minutes: taking pictures with flash, or with lights on the dancers. This was particularly annoying when some dance routines were performed in the dark!
Tip: If you have bought your tickets online, there is no point arriving too early as it is often crowded. Seats numbers are fixed.

Visited December 2012
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