Monday, July 20, 2009

Be Mesmerized (and Learn about the Sufi Mystical Tradition of Islam) at the "Whirling Dervishes of Rumi" Performance- Tickets on Sale Now

Join us for an evening of beautiful dance, music and a little learning sprinkled in for good measure as Project Interfaith partners with the Niagara Foundation of Nebraska to bring the "Whirling Dervishes of Rumi" performance to Omaha on August 12, 2009, at 7:30 PM at the Rose Theater (2001 Farnam Street). This presentation features the Konya Turkish Sufi Music Society (KTSMS, a Turkish dance troupe, performing the traditional Sema, a dance inspired by the mystical poetry of Rumi- a well-known 13th Century Sufi poet who lived and taught in what is now modern-day Turkey. This is a rare opportunity to witness a mesmerizing seven-century old ritual along with hearing beautiful live accompanying music.

Don't know much about Rumi or the Sufi mystical tradition in Islam? No problem- Dr. Bridget Blomfield, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha will provide an introductory overview before the performance.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Rose Theater box office, by phone (402) 345-4849, or online at Don't miss this incredible performance that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. We hope to see you there...

This event is co-sponsored by the Niagara Foundation, Project Interfaith, UNO Religious Studies Program, the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Creighton University, the Tri-Faith Initiative, the Center for Faith Studies at Countryside Community Church, Today's Zaman, The Fountain Magazine and Ebru TV.

1 comment:

andrew j. ulasich said...

ooh. i would love to see this! if only i was in omaha that day.