The Fire of Anatolia
01.05.17 / 20:00
A Turkish dance group The Fire of Anatolia or Anadolu Ateş, will perform again in Sarajevo, after four years.
Fire of Anatolia holds two Guinness records, one for fastest dance performance with 241 steps per minute and another for largest audience, 400,000 people in Ereğli, in the Black Sea Region of the country.
The concept of a large dance group performing Anatolian dances mixed with modern dance and ballet was a long desired dream of Mustafa Erdoğan, who conducted folk dance studies at Bilkent University. In 1999 he established the foundations of the group then called Sultans of the Dance.
The group had its first performances in 2001 and started a world tour a year later, already under the name Fire of Anatolia. The number of dancers now reaches 120, which means that the group is able to perform the same show in two or three different locations at the same time.
General Director and Choreographer: Mustafa Erdoğan
Music: Taner Demiralp, Fuat Saka, Mustafa Erdoğan
Choreography: Oktay Keresteci, Alper Aksoy
Costume: Sultan Gözcü Özel