Fire of Anatolia to perform ‘Troy’ musical in Antalya
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
The Fire of Anatolia or Anadolu Ateşi has put together a special musical for the “2018 Year of Troy,” which will be performed on stage in the southern province of Antalya. This year marks the 20th anniversary since the archeological site of Troy has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Turkish dance troupe, which has reached more than 45 million viewers in over 100 countries so far, will perform “The Fire of Anatolia” every week in Antalya and “Troy the Musical” every Friday starting in April.
At a press conference at the Belek Tourism Center, Fire of Anatolia general art director Mustafa Erdoğan said they celebrated the dance troupe’s 17th anniversary in January by performing their 5,000th show in Istanbul.
“We have performances coming up in Ankara in the next few days. We will perform Troy the Musical and two Fire of Anatolia shows. During the last shows, we had up to 24,000 viewers in Istanbul in two days,” said Erdoğan, stating they had performed shows in over 100 countries.
The director said tickets for the Ankara shows have already been sold out, adding that Turkish people have a great interest in the Fire of Anatolia.
“We will perform Troy in Antalya once a day and we will also go on tour across Turkey and perform shows in 25 cities. We have made important changes and renovations and have put together a very different show for Troy. We will also stage it in 10 European capitals. We perform our shows with support from the Culture and Tourism Ministry,” he said.
Erdoğan said they have tried to change the understanding of tourism in Antalya and have made an effort to allow tourists to buy tickets for the events before coming to Turkey.
“The musical will be organized at the Chapito Show Arena at The Land of Legends [Theme Park in Antalya’s Belek]. The Fire of Anatolia shows will continue at Aspendos,” he added.