• Syria/Tunisia/France

White Spirit

Sufi music and mysticism meet street art.

Australian exclusive


‘A performance of immense majesty.’

- Mouvement

A Zaman Production & Galerie Itinerrance production, in collaboration with the Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

The sacred and profane collide when Sufi music and mysticism meet street art. Ensemble Al Nabolsy & the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus bring their uplifting melodies, enriched by spellbinding dance moves, directly from war-torn Syria’s Umayyad Mosque.

Led by the stirring voice of Noureddine Khourchid, the son of a Syrian Sufi sheik, seven singers perform exquisite invocations, songs of praise and Sufi poems as three Whirling Dervishes hypnotically spin on the stage. This sublime musical experience is made thrillingly vivid as the stage comes alive with illuminated calligraphy painted by Tunisian street artist Shoof. His striking brushstrokes provide a dazzling backdrop to the ritual music and movement of White Spirit.

Trance, music and visual art come together for a spiritual spectacle as exciting as it is enchanting.

Want to see multiple shows? Purchase this event as part of our Feel Good Pack.

Aline Deschamps and Musee du quai Branly – Jacques Chrirac
Cyril Zannettaci and Musee du quai Branly – Jacques Chrirac

The detail


Tickets from $25 - $68 + BF

Premium Friend. $62 / Adult. $69
A-Reserve Concession. $56 / Friend. $60 / Adult. $67
B-Reserve Student $25 / Friend. $51 / Concession. $54 / Adult. $57
C-Reserve Adult. $47



80mins no interval
Latecomers not admitted


Cast & Crew

Stage Decor & Live Performance Hosni Hertelli aka Shoof
Music & Dance Ensemble Noureddine Khourchid & the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus
Conception & Artistic Direction Jean-Hervé Vidal & Mehdi Ben Cheik
Lighting Design Christophe Olivier

Coproduction Zaman Production & Musée du quai Branly. In collaboration with Galerie Itinerrance.

White Spirit has been created at Musée du Quai Branly in Paris


Post Show Conversation

Fri 2 Mar, 9pm


Schools Info

Student Tickets $16

To book School Group Tickets to White Spirit please email groups.perth@ticketek.com.au

Strongly linked to Religion and Life in WACE Humanities & Social Sciences curriculum, White Spirit is an opportunity for students to explore Sufi religious expression and its resonance in contemporary culture.


Additional Info

Join us for Festival Conversation The Sacred & the Profane

With Damien Jalet (Belgium), Nawa Kohei (Japan), Noureddine Khourchid (Syria) & Shoof (Tunisia)

What propelled these artists from different cultural perspectives to combine ancient spiritual practice with contemporary visual art?

State Theatre Centre of WA
Sat 3 Mar, 3pm


His Majesty's Theatre


2 Mar - 3 Mar 2018

Fri 2 Mar 2018, 7.30 PM
Sat 3 Mar 2018, 7.30 PM


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