Whirling Derish Sama in the Tradition of Rumi
Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Hamon Hall inside the Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street, Dallas TX 75233
Come and experience SAMA-the whirling dervishes’ ceremony. Learn the complex spiritual beliefs behind this ancient Turkish ritual. This is a spiritual and informative tribute to 13th century mystic, poet and philosopher Mevlana C. Rumi and his followers. The program starts with an introduction about Rumi, followed by Sufi Poetry and Music and the 4-salam “sama ceremony giving life to 800 years’ tradition on the stage with their determination and faith for being a lifelong follower of Mevlevi tradition.
The whirling ceremony is performed by Sheikh Kabir Helminski and his troupe. The troupe represents one branch of the Sufi tradition that focus on love, tolerance and the worship of God.
Wearing long, flowing robes and tall hats, the whirling Dervishes twirl to live music played on ancient instruments, a form of worship said to bring them closer to God.