Fascinated with Sufi mysticism since she was a young child, DJ Ishtar began to learn the Sema – the trance dance of the Sufis - from Sufi elders when she was 24 years old. Now a passionate Sema Sufi dancer, you can occasionally catch Ishtar whirling live on stages around the world, accompanied by Sufi musicians.
Sufi dance is practiced in many Middle Eastern countries. The Sema is a direct way of experiencing the Oneness - a strong mystical experience accessible to anyone who is ready to surrender to the whirl of life.
This mystical experience can affect more than just the performers: a fabulous event, people watching can feel the intense energy that is aroused by the dancers. Seeing a Sema dance live can be a rejuvenating and beautiful experience in itself.
As well as performing live, Ishtar also gives lectures on the subject and organizes monthly workshops for those who are interested in learning the Sema.
For more information, contact Ishtar