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Digital Dervish + Flamenco Sonic: Life Circle

9 September 2022 + 10 September 2022

£5 – £25

A Multimedia Performance Work by Hedy Hurban

The sema of the Dervish blurs the lines between dance and meditation while symbolically expressing the formation of the universe and man’s transference of love and respect to God. This ritual turning practice of the Mevlevi Sufi Order dates back to the 13th century to Muhammed Celaleddin better known as Mevlana. The duende is the expression of the soul for a Flamenco dancer- a flame that is provoked when in a state of ecstatic movement. Duende is not a tangible concept but one that is felt throughout the body and conveyed through passionate and striking movements.

Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic is a story about a Dervish who is in a dream and wakes up to birds and the sounds of nature- he begins to meditate and perform his Sema. He becomes enveloped in a storm of chaos as he whirls wildly and then collapses where he becomes dormant again. A Flamenco dancer notices and begins to move in similar patterns attempting to awaken him. They exchange their sounds and movements until they become intertwined in whirling. This is a story about landscape, earth, love and life that encompasses music, imagery and physical movement. The movements and gestures which are specific to these dance traditions are being highlighted and augmented with an original wearable device called the soundrop.

The soundrop is a small device that is attached to the body via a strap on the wrist or ankle. It is designed to track certain movements from the performer to which sounds and LED lights are mapped. The dancer uses the device as an extension of the body – a musical instrument that can provide layers to the separate pre-recorded music composition.


Music Composer, Wearable Tech Designer and Choreographer: Hedy Hurban
Flamenco Dancer: Carolina Loyola-Garcia
Dervish Performer: Mayez Rahman
Filmmaker and Production Designer: Kaz Rahman
Visual Effects Editor: Barış Çelik


Date (s) / Time(s) : 9 September 2022
10 September 2022 (livestream tickets also available)
Time : 9 Sep at 7:30pm
10 Sep at 1pm
Price per person : Sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25
Event category : Live performance
Venue : Market Hall Theatre (Public Energy)
Address : 140 Charlotte Street, 3rd Floor
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 2T8
Phone : +1 (705) 749-1146
Organiser : Firoza
New Canadians Center
The Canada Council for the Arts
Public Energy
Charminar Films
University of Plymouth
Creative UK


9 September 2022
10 September 2022
£5 – £25
Event Category:


Market Hall Theatre (Public Energy)
- Peterborough, Canada,


+44 (0) 7983 604872
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