Thursday, September 23, 2010

ICH Podcast - Mira Hunter on Turkish Whirling

Mira Hunter is a visual artist and second-generation sufi mevlevi whirling dervish. She began her traditional training at the age of 16 with her father Raqib Burke and Sheikh Jelaladdin Loras. In this edition of the ICH Podcast, folklorist Dale Jarvis chats with Mira about the origins of whirling, how the tradition has changed, whirling as a form of moving meditation, and her work as an artist and dancer. Recorded on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 as part of the 20th Anniversary of the Festival of New Dance.

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