21 Nov 2007

WHIRLING DERVISH



Just take a look at this amazing Whirling Dervish ! The video only takes 4 min but it is really worthwhile to see what he does ! It leaves you wordless ! I filmed him in Egypt at the Red Sea.
The dance lasts for about 20 min !

This shows while he whirls around until his two skirts are flying above his head.
(Attention, however, to your loudspeakers if somebody is in the room or sleeping the music could be too loud)


and for those who have a little more time here I show you how he starts and put himself in a kind of trance. (1 min)




Greating the spectators after the show ! Not dizzy at all !

44 comments:

MeL said...

Whirling Dervishes are very interesting. I wonder how they manage to turn and turn around without even feeling dizzy.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Just watching him was making me dizzy!

Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

wow, very impressive!!

WendyWings said...

I love watching cultural dances of all sorts. Happy WW to you.

Melanie said...

Now that is an unusual talent. I would have been on my behind a long time ago. lol
I wanted to see him walk off the stage.
Happy WW!

Natalie said...

Cool! :)

My WW is up too!

aka R'acquel said...

Hehehe. I'm not accustomed to seeing this with such lively music in the background. Nice to see another version that isn't Turkish.

Bobbie said...

Well, something very different for Wordless Wednesday this time. I'm so glad you and your friends had such a good time in Hurghada, but I'm sure it's good to be back home, too.

claudie said...

J'ai la tête qui tourne! Impressionant! Bravo pour les vidéos Gattina! ça met vraiment dans l'ambiance! Mélissa prenait des cours de peinture avec une artiste de notre ville. Elle a toujours eu des félicitations de ses profs d'art. Maintenant au lycée elle n'a plus trop le temps, c'est vraiment dommage!

D. Renee Bagby & Zenobia Renquist said...

okay that made me dizzy after a minute but it's a great show. thanks for sharing.

happy ww!

Mar said...

Never seen anything like it, very impressive, amazing he can handle that without getting dizzy!!
Happy dancing WW!

Michelle said...

oh that is something!!!!Happy WW.thanks for the blog visit;=) have agreat week

letha said...

I love the colours ... Oh and I clicked play before reading the red type, almost deafened myself and next door got an early morning wake up call lol

Shelia said...

It's beautiful but boy am I dizzy! I don't know how he does that for so long. Happy WW!

TopChamp said...

how does he not just fall over. I quite wanted to try spinning around (like you do when you're a kid!) to see how long it took for me to fall but I know it would be about 3 rotations. So 20 minutes! Wow.

It is pretty loud Gattina - are your ears still ringing?

Sandy Carlson said...

A figure of speech comes to life, thanks to you, Gattina. This is amazing.

God bless.

pips said...

Happy WW and have a nice day.

Jeanette said...

Amazing Gattina How does he do that and not get giddy, I got giddy watching him...

Andrée said...

I was trying to figure out how he did this, but I couldn't. You were right about the sound! I thought, pooh: it can't be THAT loud! And it was! I really liked having this peek into other cultures. Thank you!

Chris in Oxford said...

Great video, thanks! Happy WW!

Patti said...

Wow! That's really cool! I would be dizzy after about a second! Happy WW!

Jodi said...

Well... that made me dizzier than I already am. LOL Happy WW!

the teach said...

WOW! Gattina...

Diana said...

Amazing...don't understand it, but it is fascinating to watch!

Aline de Chevigny said...

LOL very nice.

Aline

Tracy said...

That is a wonderful dance! I love experiencing new cultures.

operating agreement

Jae said...

Not exactly wordless, but REALLY COOL! Thank you!

Happy WW to you! Enjoy your day!

Melli said...

That is AMAZING! I was mesmerized!

Villager said...

Happy WW & Thanksgiving! Great WW video. I've never seen such an act before. I got dizzy just watching the 4-minute video...

My WW post featured actor killed off this week on The Unit television show. Don't tell anyone, but, I cried at the end (sigh).

peace, Villager

baby advice said...

that was very cool!

Vixen said...

That really is amazing. So much energy. Happy WW

Pamela said...

I remember my dad talking about "whirling dirvishes"

I don't know where he happened upon one in his travels.

I suppose I should google it but my mind digging makes me think it had something to do with a religious quest to a certain city.

Holly Schwendiman said...

I think the trip sounds amazing let alone this dancer! :) Great share. Happy WW & Thanksigiving!

Hugs,
Holly

vlado&toni said...

thanks for the warning on the loud speakers, unfortunately i didn't think it was that loud. good thing i only woke up the sleeping cat :)
i have to say just looking at the video made me quite dizzy, i'm curious if you got a bit dizzy too especially that he is front of you.

Liza said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing :) Happy WW!

FRIGGA said...

I have no idea what that is, and can't run videos, so Happy WW :P

Lifecruiser said...

It must take a very long practising since childhood to not get dizzy from all that spinning. PHEW!

Very special indeed. Wonder how it did appear from the beginning?

A. said...

That really is amazing! It's lovely to see the lovely costume as well as being able to hear the music. Wonderful and exotic!

Kate said...

I saw an act like this at a friend's birthday party in an Afghan Museum recently. It was incredible.

julia said...

Thanks so much for posting your footage. I'm a big dance lover, so I really loved your WW this week!

TorAa said...

Impressing,
I think I and Anna have to do some hard traing - magic Tango - before we go to Buenos next Saturday

Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

That was amazing Gattina! I have never actually SEEN a Whirling Dervish before. Thanks for inviting me to come over and see it. My kids enjoyed it too.

Sorry I put my name in Mr. Linky (I am not doing WW). Enjoy your evening!

Puss-in-Boots said...

I cannot understand how he doesn't get dizzy, fall over or throw up all over the place. Very picturesque what he does with his skirts, though.

Deana said...

I would be so sick I can't even imagine. He is impressive. Thanks for sharing this.