For a cultural experience unlike any other, visitors must not miss the Fire of Anatolia dance performance. Famous the world over our dance troupe of 120 dancers performs this spell binding show in the amazing setting of the Gloria Aspendos Arena. This evening of culture and unique entertainment will take visitors back to the days of the Turkish Sultans. Each dance recreates a historical story of this area’s hugely colourful past. Visitors will be awestruck as the professional dancers wow them with their moves.
The Fire of Anatolia is the brainchild of renowned Turkish choreographer Mustafa Erdogan. Back in 1999 Erdogan began auditioning dancers to star in his legendary performance. Of 750 dancers that were selected for auditions only just over a hundred made the grade. The whole process to perfect the show was a complete labour of intense love for Erdogan and the team and took 1 and a half years to complete. Since then the show has toured the world and has had great success in places like China and the USA. It is even in the Guinness book of records holding 2 separate world records. This is a great night out for everyone, young and old.
The Fire of Anatolia celebrates the rich historical legends of the area. Through the medium of dance and music, visitors will learn about the great stories of old that have made Turkey the place it is today. The fire is a reference to the fire that rises from the mixture of love, cultural history and peace. This is an emotional show that will carry the audience on the rhythms and movements of the performers. It is one thing to learn of these historical myths and legends through a guide but to see the tales told through this particular medium is a completely different and truly memorable experience. The show includes different styles of dancing such as ballet, modern, folk and cultural dances.
You tour includes entry to the impressive Gloria Aspendos Arena and dinner is also included. You will be collected from your hotel at around 5pm and transported to the arena. You will also be returned back to your hotel after the performance. The show begins at around 9.15pm, you will enjoy dinner beforehand and there is a 15-minute break for refreshments half way through the show. We expect to have you back to your hotel around midnight.
Our friendly, local driver will collect you from your hotel at about 5pm. Please remember to bring a camera with you to take some snaps of the performance. During the cooler months it is a good idea to bring a jumper and also be midful that if we have had a rain shower the seats may be wet so some people like to bring a rain coat or cushion for more comfort.
Arena and Dinner: The impressive Gloria Aspendos Arena is the venue for this evening’s performance. You will take a seat along with the rest of the audience for the show’s start at 9.15pm. Dinner is included in the package and will be enjoyed before the performance begins.
With a cast of 120 dancers the Fire of Anatolia is a wonderful and mesmerizing projecto f dance, light and music. The dance show took 1 and a half years to choreograph and since it’s inception in 1999 has been the main work for world renowned Turkish dance producer Mustafa Erdogan. The Fire of Anatolia recreates the myths and legends that made Turkey the country it is today. Through different styles of dance, different important historical stories are told. The amazing fitness and skill of the dancers will captivate the audience and take you back in time to an era when the sultans ruled these lands. The whole programme represents the fire that rises from the love, cultural history and peace of these amazing stories and this amazing place. It really is a show not to be missed.
Folk, Modern, and even Ballet dance styles are all represented. There is even a dance which has made this performance famous the world over and is know as the fastest dance in the world. The Fire of Anatolia has 2 Guinness world records and is one of the greatest dance performances anywhere in the world. The dance troupe has travelled all over the world and has received rave reviews from fans in all continents, not least in China and the USA.
Return Back: Following your amazing night of culture and history, your driver will be on hand to take you back to your hotel. Although you have had a relaxing evening the rhythm of the music and the sight of the dancers exerting themselves for your viewing pleasure can be an exhausting experience.