Ballet Russes: Solo dancer on grassy slope (c.1936)

Title:
Ballet Russes: Solo dancer on grassy slope (c.1936)
NFSA ID:
326157
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A dancer wearing a beret and holding a makeshift cane draws a pipe from his pocket and puts it in his mouth. A wistful dance routine incorporating the props follows. The dancer completes a series of turns, leaps and poses. The camera films this at both normal speed and in slow motion. In the final seconds, the dancer appears without his props, and lunges towards the camera. He shares a warm smile and waves to the camera.