Street performers are not rare in the streets of Cairo and one of the most interesting and beautiful of these performers has been around for many centuries. The Dervish Dancers, or the Whirling Dervish can be found performing not only in the streets, but in hotels and on Nile Cruises. These dances are an ancient form of religious worship that happen to provide an amazing sight and wonderful entertainment.
As the name implies the Whirling Dervish amaze crowds with their fast paced spins and twirls along with their graceful movements and manipulation of the robes they wear. At times looking like spinning tops and mysterious figures from the past, the Whirling Dervish thrill spectators. The Dervish Theater, located in the older section of Cairo, is the traditional place to watch these dancers. The theater was constructed in the 1300s and is located near the Sultan Hassan and Refa’I Mosques. The Dervish Theater is a perfect way to spend an evening and will leave visitors dazzled and in-awe.
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