• Short Summary

    The Mevlevi -- known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes -- performed in London today (18 November) for the first time ever, demonstrating their ancient and profoundly symbolic rituals of religious dance.

  • Description

    The Mevlevi -- known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes -- performed in London today (18 November) for the first time ever, demonstrating their ancient and profoundly symbolic rituals of religious dance.

    During the time of the Ottoman Empire, thousands of dancing dervishes were to be seen in Islamic countries. Of all there, the Mevlevi were the most distinguished, and it is among them that religious dancing still survives.

    The Mevlevi dervishes seen in London come from Konya in Turkey, the birthplace of their order. They preserve their ancient forms with the greatest purity, providing spectators with a rare experience. Visnews cameraman Tony Green was there to film the event.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EOJ8R2LJFZ8J98YKE7MRXEVD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EOJ8R2LJFZ8J98YKE7MRXEVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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