Oriental Istanbul is taking you to a wonderful and unique journey in Turkey where you will enjoy a great week full of Romani dance, culture and street parties.
You will be taught the technique and style of the Romany dance from master teachers Dalia Carella and Reyhan Tuzsuz. After going through an intense course in Istanbul, we will travel to Edirne, the heart of the Gypsy community in Turkey to celebrate Hidrellez together with the locals in town. Enjoy dinner with a local Gypsy band in the festival field in Edirne!
Don’t miss to be a part of this experience this year!
Here are some photos from Oriental Istanbul’s Hidrellez Tour 2014 & 2013:
Marga Zambrana from Associated Press has been our guest during our Hidrellez tour to Edirne in 2014 and her story is about how Oriental Istanbul combines travel and Turkish Belly Dance together and welcomes students from all around the world, in Turkey.
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This spring in Turkey will be awesome again! What about taking a journey along Turkish history and culture through its horticulture, gardens and botany? If yes, we recommend you to check out the itinerary of the “Horticulture & Culture Tour of Turkey with Gursan Ergil” between 25 April and 11 May, 2014.
Istanbul, Edirne, Canakkale, Ayvalik, Ephesus, Kutahya and Bursa… This 17-day horticulture tour will take you through; Historical Parks & Gardens, Lectures, Private Landscapes, Arboretums, Nature walks for wild flowers, Organic Farms, Vineyards, Artist Studios, Botanic Gardens, Nurseries and Authentic Local Life while paying a visit to beautiful towns and cities along our way.
.. and our tour leader: Gursan Ergil
Gursan Ergil spent six years living in the United States and studying landscape design, history, and preservation at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum, where he later lectured on Islamic Gardens for two years. Ergil currently works as landscape curator at Prince’s Island Museum in Istanbul and he is the author of the book ‘Gardens of Princes Islands’.
Two of the most beautiful region of Turkey, Marmara Region and Aegean Region… You can surely find the triology of history, fun and relaxation out there. Unison Turkey offers you a great experience in these two region with horticulture expert Gursan Ergil!
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Oriental Istanbul took dance lover ladies from UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands and Japan to a wonderful and unique jouney in Turkey in which they enjoyed a great week full of Romani dance, culture and street parties.
They were taught the technique and style of the Romani dance from master teachers Ozgen and Reyhan. After going through an intense course in Istanbul, they travelled to Edirne, the heart of the gypsy community in Turkey to celebrate Hidrellez together with the locals in town.
Hidrellez is the traditional early spring festival, celebrating the awakening of the nature, every year throughout Anatolia. It is believed that every wish you make tonight will be accepted, as tonight prophet Hizir comes to help for help of those who need it.
Hidrellez is a very important day for Romanis and is celebrated all through the night with street parties. The streets bustle with Gypsy music bands and crowds dancing to the 9/8 rhythm. The tradition is to jump over a fire and make a wish. You can also write or draw your wish and bury it under a plant or tie it on a tree branch. Also in Edirne, the Romani people have the tradition to go by the river very early in the morning to take a ritual dip in the cold water.