This is a Romani Gypsy performing a traditional Romani dance. The dance and the music of the Romani people is very much unique and original, and due to their isolation from other cultures has remained mostly unchanged. -Tom S
History of the Gypsies: Romani, Sinti, Romanichal, Jenische, Yeniche, Irish and Scottish Travellers, Minceir, Pavees, quinqui, mercheros, There are a number of population groups with a traditionally itinerant (travelling) lifestyle in Europe, also variously known as "travellers", or "gypsies". The oldest and most widely dispersed of these groups are the Romani people.