Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Turkish Shuffle

When i was in istanbul, i saw a performance of the whirling dirvishes at the train station. I was pretty jet lagged after flying the day before from oz and it was one of the those kinda surreal experiences as i slipped into the trance of the music and was swept into a dream state, flowing forward and backwards from enjoying the performance to letting my thoughts roam.

There's a dance in melbourne called the melbourne shuffle
which involves taking talcum powder along and then shuffling around on the slippery floor. On walking in we saw piles of talcum powder on the stage which the dancers used to spin around on whilst pushing with their other foot.

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