Whirling Dervish Ceremonies for Festivals & Special Events

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We are a member of a Sufi Lodge located in Istanbul and organize the Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul, other cities in Turkey, and All around the world for Festivals – Organisations & Special Events. If you want more information regarding the special dervish ceremony organizations; please send us an E-mail.

Known to the west as Whirling Dervishes, the Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The Order wrote of tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. They survive today as a cultural brotherhood. They are not theatrical spectacles but sacred rituals. The ritual of the Mevlevi sect, known as the sema, is a serious religious ritual performed by Muslim priests in a prayer trance to Allah. Mevlevi believed that during the sema the soul was released from earthly ties, and able to freely and jubilantly commune with the divine. Dervish literally means “doorway” and is thought to be an entrance from this material world to the spiritual, heavenly world. The Whirling Dervishes played an important part in the evolution of Ottoman high culture.

Whirling Dervish Ceremony Musicians & Dervishes Group
** The number of Dervishes may change according to the organization.

8 Whirling Dervishes ( 4 Male – 4 Female Dervishes )
1 Leader Semazen
8 Musicians ( Ud – Ney – Kanun – Bendir and Vocals )
1 Spiritual Master,
1 Tour Manager

Mevlevi Ceremony Stages & Duration

Naat-i Mevlàna (Eulogy 17th Century) – Ney Taksimi (flute improvisation)

Peshrev (processional) – Ayin-i Sherif (Mevlevi “Mass”)

1 Selàm (first “greeting” dance) – 2 Selàm (second “greeting” dance)

3 Selàm (third “greeting” dance) – 4 Selàm (fourth “greeting” dance)

Son Peshrev, Son Yuruk Semai (concluding dance) – Taksim (improvisation)

Niyaz Illàhisi (thanksgiving Hymn) – Son Taksim (concluding improvisation)

Kuran-i Kerim (the Glorious Koran)

Details & Requirements about the Ceremony;

The event it’s also a religious ceremony. That’s why it is strictly forbidden to use alcoholic drinks during representation. The ceremony has to be unrolled in a silent place.

Requirements ;

– Microphones of the professional quality

– p. a. system of professional quality, mixer of the stage for monitors and 6 monitors on the stage

– Lights adapted to the stage

– Stands for musicians

– The dimension of the stage has to be at least 12 to 8 meters completely in the disposition of the dancers

– The dancing carpet is black or the surface of the stage has to be smooth and regularly adapted to the rotating movement of the dancers

– The organiser has to supply the dressing rooms with drinks in amounts that will be enough for the group.

– Hot meals (lunch and dinner without pork) for the group.




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