Also called Turkish Roman Dance, is one of the most energetic and joyful world folk dances.

The Gypsy community travelled long distances while migrating all over the world, lived in different countries and embraced different cultures.

That’s why the Gypsy community has one of the richest cultural and artistic backgrounds; they have their own music, dance, costumes and ceremonies.

In Turkey there’s three big groups : Bulgarian Pomagi, Greek Pomagi and Macir or Roman. The community’s most common jobs are circus, musicians, farm work and dance.

The common Turkish Gypsy dances are Romanian : mastika, bir sari yilan, tulum, sirto, kampana, karsilama, roman, sulukule, agir roman and kaba roman.

The dances can be performed as a solo or in a group. They represent personal skills, daily life and love stories.

The Turkish Gypsy dance is present in all celebrations: marriages, school proms, musicals and Tv shows.

The dancers, animated by the sounds of traditional gypsy music, move slowly and elegantly with the rhythm and as the music gets faster, the vitality of the dancers increases, till the dancer and music become one.

The n°1 Turkish Belly dancer " Didem" performing Turkish Gypsy Dance

solo Didem performance

Didem joined on stage by a gentleman

Turkish Gypsy Dance class

Turkish Gypsy Dance gala

Original Turkish Gypsy community wedding celebration and dance 

Ron Fricke (Director) and Mark Magidson (Producer) are back again with Samsara after their 1992 master piece Baraka.

In the same line, Samsara is a non narrative documentary about "humanity's relationship to the eternal".  

Expected to be as breathtaking as the previous, the film was shot in about 100 different locations in 25 countries and took around five years to make. 

Releasing worldwide this summer, Samsara is expending the themes developed in Baraka and its powerful sound and image.

The film is an open invitation to meditate on the relationship of human life cycle and the rhythm of the planet.

Samsara : The Trailer

Baraka : The Movie (Full)

What we need the most in this world is to get in touch with what we really are. Our original human essence, how we were at the time life started on the planet. Emotions and Spirituality at their raw state.

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