Fire of Anatolia to Blaze Through U.S.

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 17, 2005 – The Fire of Anatolia, a world renowned dance production that has captivated more than six million people globally, will make its American debut on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Chicago at the Chicago Theater, followed by a second U.S. performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Nov. 6.  The cast of more than 60 celebrates the 5,000-year old East meets West culture of Anatolia, the geographic heart of Turkey that has been home to13 civilizations, with more 100 different folkloric dances,   Produced by Mustafa Erdoğan and made possible by Worldwide Entertainment in collaboration with the World Trade Center Ankara, The Fire of Anatolia presents this singularly exciting and culturally memorable experience.

With a combination of exuberantly colorful costumes and makeup, bold stage presence, culturally vibrant music and creative dances, The Fire of Anatolia exudes a brilliant energy and expresses the fire that stems from the ancient mosaic of Anatolia ’s mythology and history.  

Originally known as the “Sultans of the Dance,” The Fire of Anatolia was founded in May 2002 by Mustafa Erdoğan with only a handful of talented young dancers who worked night and day under the supervision of modern and Middle Eastern dance instructors, folkdance experts and music instructors.  Prior to its U.S. debut, The Fire of Anatolia traveled to Germany , Holland , Switzerland , Israel , China , Japan , Romania , Bulgaria , Jordan , Siberia , France and the UK .  In the course of the tour, it was the first dance troupe to perform in the building of Chinese Parliament. 

In addition to the U.S. the Fire of Anatolia will blaze through Hungary and Egypt with its riveting style.  Indeed, the cast received a standing ovation from 400, 000 at its Ereğli , Turkey performance – the kind of performance that prompted a Guiness Book of World Records nomination for “fastest and most syncronized dance group” for an appearence in the ancient Aspendos Amphitheater in Antalya , Turkey

Tickets for the the Chicago Theatre performance on Nov. 2 are $72.50, $52.50 or $42.50 and also can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 312-559-1212 or through www.ticketmaster.com

For the Sunday, Nov. 6  show at  Madison Square Garden, the tickets are $60 or $90 and are available through Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171 or through www.ticketmaster.com

The Fire of Anatolia is sponsored by MNG Airlines, Coca-Cola, ENCO Lojistik, ATT Concorde, TEMSA, Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals , Golden Rose, The Marmara Hotels and JACOBS.  For more information about the show, please visit www.anadoluatesi.com.

Turkey , the site of two wonders of the ancient world, is a present-day marvel - the cradle of civilization, the very center of world history, and a modern Westward-looking republic. It is a country of fascinating contrasts, where a ntiquity is juxtaposed with the contemporary, the familiar with the exotic; where sun-swept beaches beckon less than an hour away from snow-capped mountains, and everywhere visitors are treated to the extraordinary warmth of the Turkish people.

For information about travel to Turkey, call 1-877-FOR-TURKEY 
or contact the Turkish Culture and Tourism Offices in New York at 212-687-2194 
or in Washington D.C. at 202-612-6800 or in Los Angeles at 323-937-8066
and visit www.tourismturkey.org 
or www.kulturturizm.gov.tr



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