Whirling Dervish with a Difference

20 May 2011

Adherents of the Mevlevi Order, also known as the Whirling Dervishes, whirl to remember God.  Here, Ibrahim Hassan takes it to a new level with his reinterpretation of the whirling as a form of animation.

You may not think at first that he is doing anything special but please bear with this video as what happens in it is pretty awesome, or at least I think so!

He was recreating the dance as part of the Animation Egypt Stand at SIAL Exhibition Park near Paris last year.  That is some whirling and it is wonderfully captured by Réno Violo.

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