In Egypt, the practice of whirling has been adapted as tanoura. The word tanoura or tannoura refers to the colorful skirt worn by the whirler, with a color representing each Sufi order. The word may also refer to the dancer, traditionally a Sufi man. Tanoura is associated with Sufism and is performed at Sufi festivals, but it is also performed by non-Sufis as a folk dance or concert dance. Although it is mainly used for visual effects, the dancers also augment their balance with the tanoura, through a dynamic centrifugal effect.
|Photo Location:||Cairo, Egypt|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 60D|
|Copyright:||© Shrouk Ghonim|