Tannoura

Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Summer is back and the new cultural season kicks off with, among other performances across the urban landscape, the traditional, Sufi-rooted tannoura whirling dancers, who will be performing at the 16th-century Sultan Al-Ghouri complex.

photo: AFP
AFP

 

An Egyptian version of the Mevlevi invocation ritual associated with the great 13th-century poet and mystic Jalaluddin Rumi, the tannoura show is a staple of the open-air season.

A version of this article appears in print in the 16 June, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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