Tanya Evanson - Bothism (2017)
#experimental #feminist #sufi #poetry now available from Ekstasis Editions
launch in 2018 cover by NikNaz K.
Walk to the well.
Turn as the earth and the moon turn,
Circling what they love.
Whatever circles, comes from the center
-Hz Mevlana Rumi
Each December, a Rumi festival takes
place in the city of Konya, Turkey to celebrate Sheb-i-Arus—“The
Wedding Night." It commemorates the passing of mystic, philosopher and
poet Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273).
In honour of this, we invite you to join us and witness a sacred
ceremony of poetry, music and Sufi devotional dance. Semazenbashi (sema
master) Raqib Brian Burke will guide local whirling dervishes in the
Sema, where dervishes turn in a celestial dance, with one palm extended
symbolically upward to receive and one extended downward to give,
keeping nothing for themselves. An active meditation. Open secret.
Symbol of peace.
With music by Amir Amiri (santur), Nazih Borish (oud) and guests
SEMA The Wedding Night La Nuit de Noces
Sunday December 10 2017 7pm
Nyata Nyata Dance Studio
4374 St. Laurent, 2nd floor Montreal QC Canada H2W 1Z5
*no wheelchair access *no shoes
*no chairs please bring a cushion
*suggested donation $10-$20 *no one turned away
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