Anatolian Dances draws interest at 16th Turkish Festival in Boston

Anatolian Dances draws interest at 16th Turkish Festival in Boston

NEW YORK / BOSTON - Anatolia News Agency

The Anatolian Dances workshop, organized by famous Turkish choreographer Ahmet Lüleci, is performing at the Boston Goethe Institute as part of the 16th Boston Turkish Culture and Arts Festival, which started on Oct. 29.

The internationally known choreographer and very experienced dance trainer Lüleci and young Turkish musicians Cengiz Pehlevan and Burkay Gür present dances reflecting Anatolia’s cultural richness to the festival participants, said Boston Turkish Culture and Arts Festival Director Erkur Gömülü.

Lüleci has also been carrying out research on Anatolian culture. As founder and art director of the Boson-based Collage International Dance Troupe, he has been working to bring folk dances and folk music to wider audiences.

The Boston Turkish Festival, organized every year since 1996, continues around the theme of “Anatolian Colors” reflecting the diversity and richness of Turkish culture, ranging from art exhibits, workshops, gastronomic presentations and concerts to Turkish cinema. The festival program also includes screenings of the Boston Turkish Festival International Documentary and Short Film Competition.

The event, sponsored by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, Turkish Cultural Foundation and Turkish Airlines, will continue until Dec. 15