Photographer's Note

Every year, the International Fair of Caen offer a beautiful journey to the vistors... This year, we follow the steps of Marco Polo, through a long trip : "The silk road".
Point of departure: Istanbul.
Unfortunately, I don't know this city which must be fascinating, so I enjoyed discovering a part of it through the paths of the exhibiting, always very enriching.
Superb photos by Serge Potier, reports... And a enchanting moment: the whirling dervishes, come specially for this special week.

Sama is the sacred gyrating dance of the whirling dervishes, and is a part of spiritual practices of the Sufism.
The dervishes, the arms crossed on the breast, the hands on shoulders, begin turning slowly on themselves then spread arms, right hand turned to the sky to harvest the divine grace, and the left hand turned to the ground to disperse it towards the ground.
The dance is like a prayer, an overtaking to the supreme union with God. In 2008, UNESCO proclaimed the "The Mevlevi Sama Ceremony" as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.


A totally new exercise for me: try to retranscribe the movement and get something more "artistic" (I hope ^^).
Certainly not a total success, but I wanted to share this try ;o)

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