Dervish in Progress & Projects of Being

with Ziya Azazi und Meriç Firatli



LINZ, Austria 




DIP (Dervish In Progress)

suggests a space for the participants to challenge their limits through whirling in single, couple or group forms; to stimulate their ability for the thrift of bodily energy; and through these abilities to reach their goal movement within their own genre, spending less energy, with a higher level of awareness.


Whirling is not the main objective of this workshop. The greater goal is to improve one’s physical, emotional and mental awareness through whirling and the exercises prior to that. It leads the participants to perceive and accept what is befalling throughout whirling, and reach an innovative movement by means of whirling.


Spinning with partner or group is absolutely an unique opportunity to discover about the reflexes and behaviors of the daily-self. Reaching the blurry state of spinning world means having an abstract adventure in physical, mental & emotional levels which causes enormous realizations and discoveries about the real-self. Understanding and implementing of all sensations leads to a healthier body, smarter mind and more intuitive spirit!


PROBE (Projects of Being)

suggests to understand the effect and place of sound on various segments of life and to experience it as a healing device within our lives. An opportunity to step in to your inner universe.It aims enhancement of awareness through blending the traditional methods with the contemporary ones and transferring it to the daily life.



see each other as complementary disciplines. They are a workshop to expose real potential of body, mind and heart for greater understanding. A retreat for individuals to grasp personal, local, global and even maybe universal subjects with the help of various velocities, frequencies and intensities experienced in spinning and sound-works.


was born in Antakya (TR) and lives in Vienna since 1994. His first confrontation with whirling was 1999 and he became interested more and more in traditional sufi whirling dance and created numerous contemporary interpretations and choreographic variations along this theme. Over the years spinning became his dance language. He has been performing and workshopping in numerous countries all over the world.

Meriç Firatli

studied musical and completed her master of music in violin 2009. She joined the Sound Healing and Overtone singing intensive program in Spain 2011 and is a professional group sound therapist. 

Besides her work at the Orchestra of Istanbul State Opera and Ballet, she is offering her individual workshops and sessions under the name projects of being.



Anybody who is willing can attend this workshop, in any age (+16) and with any professional background, including professional dancers/musicians, choreographers/composers, as well as people with no prior dance/musical experience. Ziya and Meriç will be paying individual attention to each person, considering his or her limits, knowledge and interests.


It is proposed to wear comfortable clothing and not to eat as much as feeling sluggish or out of place. For your comfort, it is also recommended to bring your reserve t-shirt, socks, towel, blanket (and pillow, if you wish).


Daily workshop time is 5 hours. We will have only short breaks in between, please bring some light snacks with you. We will provide tea and fruits.


Workshop details


Workshop schedule

Friday, 18:00 - 22:00 Uhr

Saturday, 12:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Sunday, 12:00 - 17:00 Uhr


Workshop language is English!



€230 full price/€200 early booking price with payment until 10.2.2020


For association members of Askö Tanzraum Linz:

€210/€180 early booking price with payment until 10.2.2020



Europaschule Linz, Lederergasse 35, 4020 Linz

Entry: Honauerstraße!!! 




Please transfer your workshop price to the following account:

Verein Askö Tanzraum Linz

IBAN: AT83 3430 0000 0093 0511