An audience of more than 900 people came to the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater Feb. 6 to see a company of Sufi Muslim performers known as the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi.
In the audience was Steve McLinn of Edmond, who described himself as an artist and a musician. He said the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi were great the last time he attended their performance at another Oklahoma City area college, so he wanted to see them again.
McLinn said he felt a connection with the dervishes because it was a great mystical performance coming “from the heart.”
“That’s the path, and that’s the way to spin out of self,” McLinn said. The goal is to reach the Absolute Divine and thus purity.Read More