Filmed in slow motion, Tamara Toumanova, wearing a green and black swimsuit, performs a series of leaps and poses on the sand at Bungan Beach. Summary by Poppy de Souza.
We recently helped Tatiana Leskova, a 95-year-old ballerina, view a Ballet Russes performance from almost 80 years ago.
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.
Amateur filmmaker Murray-Will’s acquaintance with Ballets Russes members allowed him to capture unique images of one of the world’s greatest dance companies.
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.
Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe – shown here on tour in Australia during 1936-37 – revolutionised ballet by giving equal emphasis to dance, music, drama and design.
Filmed in slow motion, two women and a man (Paul Petroff) make human formations on the shoreline of the beach. A woman dressed in black swimwear runs towards Petroff and leaps into his arms.
This unique and candid home movie footage of members of the Ballets Russes company was taken at Sydney’s Bungan Beach in the late 1930s.
Amateur filmmaker Ewan Murray-Will captured unique and candid images of one of the world’s greatest dance companies.
In this brief colour sequence from the ballet Thamar, Thamar seduces a man whom she is going to lure to her castle before killing him.