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Whirling Dervishes to perform

Furman University hosts the world famous Whirling Dervishes from Turkey in a performance Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus.

“Dance of Colours” is open to the public and presented by the South Carolina Dialogue Foundation and Furman’s Office of the Chaplains. Tickets are $40 for orchestra, $25 general admission and $15 for students.

Ten Whirling Dervishes present a meditation in motion, and are accompanied by mystical music consisting of flutes, strings, chorus, percussion, and verses by 13th century Persian poet, Rumi. By revolving in harmony with all things in nature and transcending ego, the dervishes symbolize a spiritual journey to Divine Love. The performance is part of Turkish Sufi customs, history and culture.

During intermission, Turkish calligrapher Aydin Cayir will present “Art of Calligraphy.”

The celebration is suitable for all ages. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at this link. For more information, contact Christina Bell, executive assistant at the South Carolina Dialogue Foundation, cbell@scdialogue.org or 864.991.8089.

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