Ziya Azazi
  • Duration: 60'
  • Location : Salle de la Grande Main


On July 16, 1964, just a few months after a first agreement signed with Morocco, Belgium signed an agreement with Turkey regarding the employment of Turkish workers in Belgium, opening the borders for thousands of foreign workers who came to settle in the flat country to address the lack of workforce, thus changing its contemporary history.

To celebrate the sixty years of this historic agreement that enriched – economically and culturally – the country, the Théâtre de Liège rolls out the red carpet to welcome as the season opener the Turkish choreographer and dancer Ziya Azazi and his enchanting solo, Dervish, which modernizes the whirling dervishes and their traditional swirling dance, inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Inspired by the mysticism inherent in Sufism – a philosophy that explores the reasons for the creation of man and the universe around him – the native of Antakya, a medium-sized city in southern Turkey, explores, in a performance charged with symbolism, dance and whirlwind as unique experiences capable of opening new paths towards spiritual elevation.

To conclude this opening and celebration evening, the performance will be followed by a DJ Set that will extend the pleasure of being together at the theater.


Date Hour
Saturday, August 24 7:00 pm Book


  • Plein tarif 31 €
  • 65ans+/Carte prof/Groupe10+ 26 €
  • -30ans/Pro/Dem.d'emploi 13 €
  • Groupe scolaire 8 €
  • -15ans 7 €
  • Etudiants Conservatoires Art de la parole 5 €


Conception, choreography and dance Ziya Azazi
Music Uwe Felchle, Mercan Dede
Lighting Lutz Deppe
Costumes Ischiko
Production Ziya Azazi & Team
Supported by Wallonie-Bruxelles International
Hosted under the patronage of the Culture Department of the City of Liège





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