Sufi Dervish dance performances by Austrian artist ZIYA AZAZI at the "Delhi International Arts Festival"
Title of the performance: Dervish in Progress
Dates & Venues:
November 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm - EPICENTRE, Apparel House, Sector 4, Gurgaon-122002
November 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre, Lodgi Road, New Delhi-110003
November 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Zorba the Buddha, 7, Tropical Drive, Near Ghitorni Metro Station, New Delhi-110030
Seating is on first come, first serve basis!
(You are welcome to download the official flyer of the performances here: Ziya_Azazi.pdf)
About the dancer:
Ziya Azazi was born in 1969 in Antakya, Turkey. Since 1994 he has been based in Vienna, Austria. He holds Austrian nationality and speaks German, Turkish, English and Arabic.
In 1999 he began to study traditional dances of Sufi - the whirling dervishes. Azazi has chreographed many interpretations on this theme such as Work in Progres I (2001, Vienna), & Work in Progress II (2003, Vienna). He integrated two of his solo pieces, Dervish in Progress (2004, Barcelona) and Azab (2005, Sao Paulo) into the full-program performance Dervish and it has been performed worldwide. In collaboration with the French musician Serge Adam, he developed Icons, which premiered in Grenoble France in November 2007. His most recent solo Ember, where he uses fire as a component in whirling, has been premiered in Valladolid in May 2010. For this work, the Viennese musician Mike Ottis composed the music.
For more information please see: http://ziyaazazi.com/