Friday, May 22, 2009

Dans Tsigan

Despite the bright colors, real Gypsy women wouldn't dance like this, because of marime customs. The steps may seem different to to other Romanian folklorists, but Hutsul, Ukrainian, Romany, Romanian, Ardeal -- they all look alike to me.

You have to be impressed with the leg strength of that one woman, who must weigh fourteen stone...

A little racier, like a gadjo fantasy of what gypsy dances are like. You can see the Middle-Eastern, belly dancing similarity here. I never saw gypsies dance like this myself, though.

More like this.

1 comment:

jlbussey said...

14 Stone? That's only about 200lbs, she's closer to 20 stone at least. Loved the bottom video though, that was fun!