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the group: Hasan Serkan TEZCÜR
Black Sea Dance: This is from the northeastern part of the Black Sea coast of Turkey, where the typical instrument is a small three stringed violin called "KEMENCE". The vivid and agile figures of the dance resemble the movements of a famous small anchovy (Hamsi) amid the angry waves of its native Black Sea. This Dance performed by both females and males, mainly at the tea plantations of the eastern Black Sea region.
Anatolian Dance: These dances, with its flamboyant colors, rough, fast figures, come from the eastern part of Turkey, famous for its high, majestic mountains, deep canyons and magnificent rivers and really harsh climate. The high speedy tempo of the Dance reflects this particular characteristics of the region. Among the figures clapping of the hands signifies cleansing the people of evil spirits and the sanctification of the dancers.
The Mystical Sema Dance (Whirling Dervishes): This is a mystical dance in which both the humanism and the concept of tolerance of the mid 13th century mystical Sufi philosopher Celaleddin-I Rumi are dominant. Its theme is; Whatever and Whoever You are, Come Again Whether Idolater or Pagan, Come Again In this ceremony people fulfill their obligation of servitude and gratitude to God by turning (whirling) ecstatically around the Saintly Dervish, who is considered the “Light.” The dance is performed by four parties who gradually speed up. Each party and each part of the clothes worn by the Dervishes have different meanings.
Drum Show: This impressive drum show represents Anatolian Turkish rhythmic music and consists of short, vivid, rhythmic music performed by numerous Turkish drums.
Ciftetelli Belly Dance(Dance at Palace): Ciftetelli is one of the most common and traditional folk dance performed only by females during holiday celebrations and wedding ceremonies in almost every region of Turkey. All over the world the dance is described as the harmony of music and body. Ciftetelli adds the "spirit" to that description. It reflects the enthusiasm of Turkish people. The music has a very specific count that can be found in a lot of Middle Eastern music. Ciftetelli is happy, lively music with a combination of instruments, varying in tempo from slow to medium to fast. The costumes worn by the dancers resemble those worn by women who lived in the imperial palaces of the Ottoman Empire and do not represent a single region of Turkey.
It was built in 1992 in İzmir. İzmir is the 3rd big city of
have 5 different, authotantic, regional dances. Each one has it’s
traditional character and all kind of dances are really very colorfull.
group can perform continuously more than 2 hours.
dancers can dance in/under every condition(on stage,in hall or on the
name of dances are ELAZIĞ – ARTVİN – BATUM – AZERİ
–KIRIM – KAFKAS. The
instruments, we use are, Accordeon-Drum-Saz(Bağlama)-Tar-Garmon-ut-zurna.
dances starts with soft figures, each dancer carries 8 burning candles in
darknes(it keeps nearly l5 minutes)
is fast dance both the girls and boys dance in high tempo(15-20 minutes)
is a kind of war dance, only boys dance, players are listennig ground,
following anemies and fight. During this show only a special drum plays(10
It’s a gırls dance, it’s soft
and sweet dance. The figures are similar with our famous
belly dance.(8 minutes)
dancers use cymballs while they are dancing.(10 – 12 minutes)
(CAUCASS) It’s the best dance as costumes, technique, musıc and
stage usage.It symbolises love and heroic deed .(between 25 – 40 minutes)
2000 international folk dance festival PORTUGAL.
2001 HASSELT – BELGIUM
2003 in SYRIA.
group has 6 musicians and 16 female and 16 male dancers. Our performances
cover different kinds of folk dances from Turkey, and our program may last
one hour or more.
have already participated International Folk Dance Festival in, Belgium,Spain,Nederland,
France, Italy, Canada, Bulgaria, Greece,
Portugal, Poland, Romania, Russia, Hungary, China, Taiwan, etc.
hope you will be helpful to our group to be invited to the Folk Dance
group has 4 musicians and l4
female and 20 male dancers
which participated in countless International Folk Dance Festivals.
foundation date of
16-25 years old.
director of group