Saturday, March 10, 2007
The Multicultural Arch Foundation of Salt Lake City, a nonprofit organization promoting intercultural and interfaith activities, will co-sponsor a special series of performances by the Order of the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey.
The Order of the Whirling Dervishes is one branch of the vast Sufi tradition of Islam. Sufism espouses a moderate interpretation of Islam, which focuses on tolerance and is very much relevant to the social and political realities of today.
"Whirling World: A Mystical Performance by the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi and a Classical Sufi Music Concert" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah. For more information about this event, go to: http://www.whirlingworld.org/.