A whirling Dervish

Whirling dervish - Dubai

The images on this post are of whirling dervishes performing at a desert camp in Dubai. A whirling dervish or the Mevlevi Brotherhood believe that they attain closeness to God with elaborate whirling. The rapid twirls is said make them dizzy and take them into a trance like state when combined with music. The costumes are generally black or white unlike the ones in the post. To make things more colorful and interesting we can see the use of multi-color and multi layered clothing combined with LEDs that lend a new dimension to the whirling.
It can be a dizzying experience even for the audience witnessing the performance.

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