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Dancing into the modern age

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The adventures of Evliya Chelebi, a 17th century Ottoman world traveller, have been translated into a contemporary dance performance, Travelogue 2. Choreographed by Beyhan Murphy and performed by the Modern Dance Theater Istanbul, the troupe has travelled around the world and made a pit stop in Bangkok last week as part of the International Dance Festival, on at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center until tomorrow. 

Globe-trotting Chelebi travelled the world and recorded his observations _ about nature, the social life and culture of people at the time, fantasies and magic, and things that were strange to him.

"What I did was pick out the things that are funny and not really strange to us now, and I try to find the meanings behind them," says Murphy.

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