Ballet Russes: Solo dance on Bungan Beach (c.1936)

Title:
Ballet Russes: Solo dance on Bungan Beach (c.1936)
NFSA ID:
326157
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A solo dancer performs a dramatic contemporary dance routine on the shoreline of Bungan Beach. His routine contains arm gestures and facial expressions as well as leaps and lunges. As he dances, the ocean water licks his feet. The clip ends with the dancer sprawled on the sand reaching to the camera.

The dancer’s performance appears to be a segment from one of the ballets the company performed on tour. Because the performer re-starts the routine from various points in this sequence, it does not appear to be improvised.

Curator:
Poppy De Souza