Arabic / Dancers
Tanoura dancer of Egypt is one of the most popular dances in North Africa, and it is originally came from Al Mawlawi sufi dance. Tanoura dancer is performed by Sufi men, Darawish, with a philosophical message that whatever we do in this colorful world will remain here at the time of salvation. The dancers communicate this message through Tanoura dance in a mesmerizing way. In Tanoura dance of Egypt, they wear some colorful skirts over the white dress, in Tanoura dance, the dancers start whirling on music and present different colors of their colorful skirts to communicate a message that we are living in a colorful world, they are indulging in many non-spiritual activities throughout the life, finally they remove all the colorful skirts and appear in white dress to quote the message that everything left here at the time of salvation. Spinning and whirling of dancers in Tanoura dance of Egypt also signifies an another philosophical message that movement in the world begins at a certain point and end at the same point.