Meeting with Cultural Heritage

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Students attending Yunus Emre Institute’s Turkish Summer School have paid a visit to the Museum of Intangible Cultural Heritage, located in Hamamönü, Ankara.

During the visit, the museum officials briefed students about the traditional Turkish performing arts including meddah (traditional storytelling), orta oyunu (traditional improvised theater), and Karagöz and Hacivat shadow play before they were given a chance to watch a Karagöz and Hacivat shadow play.

After the show, the students were  introduced to traditional children games including skipping rope, hopscotch, spinning top, and rolling a hoop in the museum’s garden where they also were presented an example of Anatolian stories. During the event, the students attended the workshops on the traditional Turkish handicrafts of linden leave printing and marbling workshops, and they had a chance to practice what they learned.