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The dance of the dervishes

Dervishes perform in a dance theater Sadler’s Wells, London, on June 10, 1974. The dervishes are part of Islamic brotherhoods – often Sufi – characterized by ascetic practices and mystical. They practice the dance as a way to reach the mystical ecstasy.

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