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Sufi Whirling Dervish dance event at the North Fremantle Community Centre Hall, Australia

September 23, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AWST

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Sufi Whirling Dervish dance event with Turkish and Balkan music on Saturday the 23rd of September from 7-8.30pm at the North Fremantle Community Centre Hall

Join us for a quick introduction to the practice at 7pm to then go on to ‘turn’ for a little over an hour to Turkish Makam and Balkan inspired live music to finish with a warm cup of chai.

Whirling is not an athletic activity and people from all walks of life are welcome and are able. In Monty’s attendance of the 114 day Sema in Turkey in 2017 there were individuals that spun at a very slow pace but were consistent. This pace in practice with others was enough for them to enter and maintain trance. The vertigo from dizziness which is what many fear – can be allayed by watching something close like a thumb held up as a guide and maintaining a level head while spinning. This instruction and other tips will be given at the beginning of the session as well as a short space sanctification ritual before the main portion of the whirling commences.

Please in respect of others make sure to bring only little ones that can maintain focus and are able to remain silent for the duration of the Sema.
A simple pair of wooly socks to slide easily on the polished wooden floor is the only requirement. Some yoga mats will be laid out if you require to lay down for a short time between whirling.

Bookings are not essential but letting us know you will come will help us gauge numbers. SMS to Monty: 0422563234 or message on the Indance facebook page or Instagram. Please also don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have regarding the event or the practice ????

Entry is by Donation

The cost to run this event is not free and the people running it are not wealthy however in purity of the Sufi code of service we wish to allow all people the opportunity to participate free from the bonds and obligations of money.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there! ❤️????

ps. Special thanks to Di from Margaret River Chai for providing a discount on her wonderful chai which will be served after the event!


September 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AWST
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Monty Cash


North Fremantle Community Centre
2 Thompson Road
North Fremantle, WA 6159 Australia
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