SUFI POETRY and WHIRLING DERVISH
Friday, September 7, 2018. Starts at 5:15
Dr. Ferhan Kayihan shares poetic selections from two of the great Sufi mystics, Yunus Emre and Omar Khayyam, in both Turkish and his own translations. As part of a cultural experience that reflects the journey of the soul for these masters we will also enjoy classical Sufi music in the background and witness a brief film of the Whirling Dervish Sema Ceremony. To deepen the experience, a practicing Northwest dervish has been invited to join us to offer the centuries old spiritual tradition of whirling, a repetition of turning around the heart mirroring the movements of the celestial spheres.
Ferhan is a two year resident of Sequim and volunteers at OTA, usually at the bar happily providing service to theatre patrons. Study and translation of historic Sufi and Turkish poetry are among his recent passions.
First Friday at Olympic Theatre Arts is always free to the public where the snack and beverage bar will be open.
OFF Stage (Olympic Theatre Arts First Friday) happens every month on the first Friday,
during the Sequim Art Walk. Featuring a wide variety of entertainers and entertainment,
it is always a fun evening here at OTA!
Olympic Theatre Arts Center is located at 414 N. Sequim Ave. If there is no Production on the Main Stage or in the Gathering Hall, Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., otherwise, see the posting above for an exact time. There is no charge for attendance. Refreshments, including beer, wine, and light snacks will be available for purchase.
For additional information contact the theatre box office, open 1–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, at (360) 683-7326.