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Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
+90 212 511 46 26
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Rhythm of the Dance Show at Hodjapasha In Istanbul
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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha
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1. Dervish Experience : Live Show & Exhibition : Everyday Tuesday , Thursday , Saturday and Sunday at 19:00 Price: 70 TL / Free hot and cold beverages. 2. Rhythm of the Dance :Featuring variety of charming folkloric dances of Anatolia combined with exotic Oriental dances and Ottoman Palace dances. Every Tuesday & Saturday at 21:00 Price : 110 TL / Free hot and cold beverages.
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  • Poor6%
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“dance show” (68 reviews)
“front row seats” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 212 511 46 26
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"dance show"
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"religious ceremony"
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"front row seats"
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"whirling dervish"
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"sufi music"
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"professional dancers"
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"hodja pasha"
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"first row"
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"religious experience"
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"turkey"
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"no photography"
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"turkish delight"
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Apart from the front row all other seats are good here . I thought the dancing May go on and on a bit , but to my surprise when it finished I could have watched another half hour or so !. As previous posts have...More

2  Thank Howard N
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

For those who found this experience boring or monotonous really have no appreciation for the deep spiritual meaning of the ceremony, nor the rich cultural and historic significance of it. Of course, it is not worth the 25 euros if you don't appreciate such things,...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

The organisers make the whole thing out to be a great religious experience. Religious for the performers that is, and therefore, photography and even clapping is strictly prohibited. However, somehow their religious spirit permitted them to take a fee of 50 TL (25 euro) for...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

My 10 year old daughter and I went for the Sunday night ceremony to see the whirling dervishes. There were 5 children in the first row, all of which were bored to tears, sleeping or asking "when is this going to be done". I'm pretty...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We saw the swirling dancers. I have always wanted to see them, but the show is long and almost puts you in a trance. So calming I think I closed my eyes a few times. They also have bellydancing shows, but we didn't go to...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We saw more than belly dancing and got a nice historical perspective on Turkish and regional dances.

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

This is a very good show in all respects. Great musical group, great dancers, great colors and costuming, and overall fine entertainment. Very professionally done. We thought it well worth the admission price. Booked online with great results. Seating is pretty close, but sight lines...More

3  Thank tptr
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We saw the Dervishes ceremony (€25/pers) which was nice as an experience (we didn't want some 'amateur' dervish in a café but the real deal ceremony). We were also considering going to the other turkish dances (€35/pers) but decided not to do this because of...More

Thank ynhoJ
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We came to the Turkish Dance Night with vague expectations - only that it would be "regional dances" from all over Turkey. What a treat! The hall itself is a bit of old Turkey - wonderful, intimate, domed performance hall that is, as I recall...More

3  Thank vancouver-paradise
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

something incredible, how this people can dance...

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Dina N
17 September 2017|
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Response from moviegeekjn | Reviewed this property |
No photos are allowed during the performance. However, a number of people disobey this rule and do so anyway. I don't recommend doing this; this demonstrates disrespect for the ceremony and irritates audience members as... More
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Aleena-Ray33
12 June 2017|
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Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
yes, but during peak season you'll be put on the waiting list, hence insecure
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Aleena-Ray33
10 June 2017|
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Response from Poitier P | Reviewed this property |
well they only have shows in the evening (I think). No point opening during day time & do nothing there
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