The Turkish dance team, “Fire of Anatolia,” has a performance in Korea

The original dance team ‘Fire of Anatolia,’ which is known for Turkish passion and legend, is coming to Korea.

The Fire of Anatolia is a Turkish dance group consisting of 120 dancers, several choreographers and other technical staffs. The team showed the first performance in Turkey and has successfully performed all over the world since 2002. The group has performed in more than 85 countries from the USA to China and Japan, in front of an audience of approximately 20 million people altogether.

The Fire of Anatolia holds two Guinness records, one for fastest dance performance with 241 steps per minute and another for largest audience, 400 000 people in Ereğli, in the Black Sea Region of the country.

Anatolia, which has been a background of the performance, is a geographic and historical term denoting the westernmost protrusion of Asia, comprising the majority of the Republic of Turkey. The region is bounded by the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Aegean Sea to the west. The Sea of Marmara forms a connection between the Black and Aegean Seas through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits, and separates Anatolia from Thrace on the European mainland. Traditionally, Anatolia is considered to extend in the east to a line between the Gulf of Iskenderun and the Black Sea, approximately corresponding to the western two-thirds of the Asian part of Turkey.

The performance is confirmed as a part of advertisement of Turkish national brand participating in Yeosu Expo. It is scheduled on June 21, at Expo hall of Yeosu Expo and from June 7 to 9 at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.

The basic concept of the Fire of Anatolia is the meeting of two civilizations. The team
presents a sort of cultural festival as combining traditional dancing with ballet, and modern dancing all over the world. It will send a message to audience that people need to value peace on the earth other than anything in the world.

Visitors can have a chance to meet a novel performance which shows cultures where the Eastern and the Western coexist.