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Dervish in Progress


Suggests a space for the participants to challenge their limits through whirling in single, couple or group forms; to stimulate their ability for the thrift of bodily energy; and through these abilities to reach their goal movement within their own genre, spending less energy, with a higher level of awareness.

Whirling is not the main objective of this workshop. The greater goal is to improve one’s physical, emotional and mental awareness through whirling and the exercises prior to that. It leads the participants to perceive and accept what is befalling throughout whirling, and reach an innovative movement by means of whirling.
Spinning with partner or group is absolutely an unique opportunity to discover about the reflexes and behaviors of the daily-self. Reaching the blurry state of spinning world means having an abstract adventure in physical, mental & emotional levels which causes enormous realizations and discoveries about the real-self. Understanding and implementing of all sensations leads to a healthier body, smarter mind and more intuitive spirit!

was born in Antakya (TR) and lives in Vienna since 1994. His first confrontation with whirling was 1999 and he became interested more and more in traditional sufi whirling dance and created numerous contemporary interpretations and choreographic variations along this theme. Over the years spinning became his dance language. He has been performing and workshopping in numerous countries all over the world.

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