Life & Arts Briefs 09/20/04



<strong>”Whirling Dervishes” spin into Majestic Oct. 2</strong>

If you’re looking to put a spiritual spin on your evening and enjoy cultural music, you might want to check out the Turkish troupe “The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi” when they dance into Dallas early next month.

Co-promoted by UTD’s Turkish Student Association, “The Whirling Dervishes” will take the stage at 7 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St. In previous Dallas performances, “The Whirling Dervishes” have drawn acclaim for their unique forms of dance and accompanying reed flutes, drums and chants.

Troupe members are adorned in long, traditional Turkish robes and spin about the stage as they interpret the teachings of the 13th Century Turkish mystic and poet Rumi.

Discounted tickets for UTD students are available for $10 by contacting Abdullah Suzek, president of UTD’s Turkish Student Association, via email at or by calling (972) 883-4808. Tickets are also available through or by calling 214-373-8000.

<strong>Hispanic Heritage Month gets underway</strong>

Food, music and dance are mainstays of the Hispanic culture and all will be offered to attendees of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, noon-1 p.m., Sept. 21, in the Student Union Galaxy rooms.

The celebration, sponsored by the UTD Multicultural Center, will feature a mariachi band, flamenco dancers and traditional food of the culture.

For more information, contact the Multicultural Center at (972) 883-6102.



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