Turkish Gypsy Dance

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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 


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