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The very last thing we did before leaving Cairo was attend a Sufi dance show by Khan el Khalili (the giant marketplace in Cairo – very stressful and crowded). The show took place at night in a beautiful tall building that seemed to be made especially for this performance. I was on the edge of my seat from the beginning of the show to the very end. The music was loud and rhythmic, and the dancers were exuberant as they spun around and around – the first main dancer spun in a circle for 30 minutes straight! This twirling, which is a form of physically active meditation, helps the dancers reach the source of all perfection and thus be connected to God. The spinning is seen as a symbolic imitation of the planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun. I am so glad I ventured out to view this show, as it was truly magical.

-Katie

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