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Jul 13th, 2014, 11:16 AM
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Folk Dance of Turkish Black Sea Coast

The following is an amateur recording of the performance of the winning high school group from Ankara at the Black Sea Folk Dance competition.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

The dance is called "Horon".

The main instrument is called "Kemence" (pronounced "caemaenchae" a small and very simple stringed indtrument with few strings played like a violin. (In fact, this is an interesting memento to take back with you)

Unfortunately the music of the region is rather repetitious, also limited because of the abilities of the kemence, but the teachers and the kids have done wonders.

Those of you who are spending a few nights at Antalya area, you may consider watching an "Anatolian Fire" show at the aspendos Antique Theatre, a professional and magical show combining modern dance with Turkish folk dances and different types of music.

This is their version of "Horon" :

http://www.videoizliyorum.net/87317-...%7C-horon.html

which one do you prefer?
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Jul 13th, 2014, 12:08 PM
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Thanks for posting, other. Loved entry #1, hypnotizing.
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Jul 13th, 2014, 02:08 PM
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I looked at Anatolian Fire show at the Aspendos Arena. (the ticket site said Aspendos Arena, Belkıs Belediyesi Karşısı.) Is this same as the Antique Theatre? It seems to be 22 miles east of Antalya and the shows start at 21:45. Besides driving there, how do you get there and back from Antalya? I presume the show won't be over until after midnight. www.biletix.com does not say about the length of the performance.
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Jul 13th, 2014, 02:39 PM
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The show is at the antique theatre as far as I know.

I expect that there will be buses and/or dolmus from Antalya to Aspendos, but you will have to ask your hotel to find out where they leave from.

A taxi would be too expensive.

When we watched it some years ago, the show did last somewhat over two hours.
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