Festival for Turkish, Arabic and world Bellydance
  At one of the places of its origin - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul ...
  … also nowadays hotspot of art & culture

With superstars and starlets, luminaries and new talents
  of Oriental Dance – with world class shows & workshops, artists and visitors
  from all over the world.

Get inspired on the trail of the Turkish dance and music culture
  We are looking forward to another festival sparkling full of joy and diversity, full of   inspiration and love of Oriental Dance!

Tara – the promoter
My thanks to all artists and participants from all over the world, which let the world be one in dance in 2014, too.

Demo2 fourth
Aziza - (Canada)
Demo2 first
Prof. Hassan Khalil - (Egypt)
Demo2 fourth
Joana Saahirah - (Portugal, Egypt)
Demo2 fourth
Hale Sultan - (Istanbul)
Demo2 fourth
Leyla Jouvana & Roland - (Jugoslavia, Ger.)
Demo2 third
Marta Korzun - (Ukraine)
Demo2 third
Khen Hershkovithz - (Israel)
Demo2 third
Dhara - (India)
Demo2 third
Baytekin Serce - (Ger, Turkey)
Demo2 third
Alexandros - (Greece, Austria)
Demo2 third
Eylül Gülsever -(Istanbul)
Demo2 third
Helene - (Norway)
Demo2 third
Erhan Ay - (Istanbul)
Demo2 third
Rabia - (USA)
Demo2 third
Athena Najat - (Gr., NY, Istanbul)
Demo2 third
Luxor - (Russia)
Demo2 third
Candice - (New Zealand)
Demo2 third
Firuze - (Istanbul)
Demo2 third
Elen Oriental - (Georgia)
Demo2 third
Enussah - (Germany)
Demo2 third
Sophia Kong - (Malaysia)
Demo2 third
Firuze Karmen - (Istanbul)
Demo2 fourth
Aziza - (Canada)
Demo2 third
Birgül - (Istanbul)
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Festival brochure 2015
with program, prices and registration

  •  3 Gala Shows
  •  Exquisite workshops for all levels
  •  Bazaar with 7 of the best costume taylors of Istanbul
     5 days and 5 nights ...


  •  Awarding of the BELLY 2015
  •  Trained-by-the-Stars Award
  •  Oriental Dance Theater Award

  Our Sponsors
Enjoy your stay in Barcelo Eresin Topkapi


...experience Istanbul
  • by visiting
    a Turkish dance theater,
    a renowend night-club
    or the Whirling Dervishes

  • Chill-out over the roofs of Istanbul with live-music
  • Come earlier and experience Istanbul even more intensely
  Impressions Tarazade 2014

Istanbul Intensive
arriving before the festival and staying in the historical Sultanahmet district

August 24 – 28, 2015

  •  Historical and culinary city tours
  •  Shows, Turkish dance theater and whirling dervishes
  •  Relax as the Ottomans
  •  Strolling in Beyoglu
  •  Boat tour on the Bosporus


September 3 – 6, 2015

Unesco World Heritage - with fascinating cave churches, deserted monasteries, caravanserais, "fairy-towers" and with its bizarre rock formations it is a unique natural and cultural spectacle – and an experience to have once in a lifetime…

... and the courageous can join an unforgettable hot air balloon ride (optional).

... in the evenings you can visit an extarordinary folklore and dance show in an unique cave location (optional), or stroll through dreamlike illuminated Göreme.


Relaxation pure – after the festival at the Aegean Sea

September 3– 10, 2015

  • In gorgeous Fethiye in a beautiful 4 star all-inclusive seafront hotel
  • An all day trip to the wonderful Dalyan Delta
  • Boat tour, all day, to the stunning island world in the bay of Fethiye
  • Ancient sites, paragliding and ... shopping in the old town of Fethiye


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