Whirling Dervishes at Sydney Town Hall
Affinity Intercultural Foundation is bringing The Whirling Dervishes to perform at Sydney Town Hall to celebrate their 10th year anniversary. The Whirling Dervishes are a spiritual Sufi order founded in Turkey by the followers of Rumi; a 13th century poet; jurist; and theologian. They are actually known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their famous practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of God). Dervish is a common term for an initiate of the Sufi path; the whirling is part of the formal Sema ceremony and the participants are properly known as semazen-s.
The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi will meet you at the Sydney’s prominent Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 20 November 2011 7:30 PM.
The Sydney Town Hall stands opposite the Queen Victoria Building and alongside St Andrew’s Cathedral. Sitting above the busy Town Hall station and between the cinema strip on George Street and the Central Business District; the steps of the Town Hall are a popular meeting place.
Central Sydney is served by a comprehensive and convenient public transport network; ranging from buses and trains to light rail and ferries. Buses and trains travel direct to Sydney Town Hall. You can find more inforrmation on timetables; maps and travel advice for residents and visitors on City of Sydney