Turkish “Travelogue” in National Theater

Sarajevo Winter festival is hosting Modern Dance Theater from Istanbul, which will perform tonight at 8 pm in the National Theater. Their play, a multimedia performance “Travelogue”, is based on the 17th century travelogues by Evliya Çelebi, an Ottoman explorer who traveled through the territory of the Ottoman Empire and neighboring lands over a period of forty years.
Based on his work, Beyhan Murphy authored the concept and choreography for the ballet “Travelogue” for the Istanbul Opera and Ballet to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Evliya Çelebi.
The travelogues and excerpts from the works of one of Turkey’s most famous contemporary writers, Elif Şafak, are combined with choreographic compositions of Beyhan Murphy to take the audiences on a multi-dimensional journey.
Music for the play, written by Burak Guven, is a fusion of traditional elements and modern sounds that brings to life the 17th century, the time of Evliya Çelebi, dervishes , alchemists and travelers.

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