whirling dervish

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a dervish whose actions include ecstatic dancing and whirling


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13) In this work, the tulip figure in the centre is likened to the head of a whirling dervish and the phenomenon of receiving prosperity from Allah to give away to people.
Talking about the inspiration behind his artwork, Shafique said that the whirling dervish dance is a dance of unity and a form of meditation.
Plunged back into 13th-century Anatolia, Ella reads about the fabled poet Rumi, whose worldview was transformed by the whirling dervish Shams of Tabriz and his forty rules of life and love.
But the highlights of the evening come, in quick succession, after the interval with Trading Taps pitting the Irish newcomers against African-American tap dancers in increasingly frenetic and comedic moves, and a brilliant, whirling dervish of a display from the Moscow Folk Ballet Company which threatens to bring the house down.
The whirling dervish can belie his 10 years to register a fifth course success in the to teexacta Bluff Cove Handicap.
He also received a Whirling Dervish hat from the mayor of Konya on a visit to Turkey in November.
My whirling dervish is now at frenzy level as I am finally approaching the painful truth: where do we go from here?
Frontman Ricky Wilson is a whirling dervish - running, jumping, climbing pylons and, at one stage, sprinting out into the arena (with two burly bodyguards in hot pursuit) to mount the mixing desk.
Interactive audio-visual devices explain the history and ceremonies of the three monotheistic religions, and a program of colourful events on the library forecourt include gospel choirs and a performance by the whirling Dervish dancer Zia Azazi.
However, the biggest clue that it could yet be On Side II came from her comment that: "We did three run-throughs of the show and Richard was like a whirling dervish, asking the camera operators to change shots, move round, get out of shot, take a few risks.
Twombly must have gotten dizzy while painting these huge works like a whirling dervish.
Employing a martial arts style that would make a whirling dervish proud, she fights the good fight against the corrupt Yang Ban (ruler) of her town.
The slower drives can be expected to produce less noise than their whirling dervish relatives spinning at 7200RPM or higher.
The annual Mevlana Festival takes place in mid-December in Konya when visitors from far and near travel here to witness the ancient Whirling Dervish (Sema) ceremony.
When you start this machine, the blade will not spin like a whirling dervish.