• Short Summary

    A NEW DANCE IS SWEEPING GREECE - AS NOVEL IN IT WAY AS "THE TWIST", WHICH IS CURRENTLY SHAKING OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    A NEW DANCE IS SWEEPING GREECE - AS NOVEL IN IT WAY AS "THE TWIST", WHICH IS CURRENTLY SHAKING OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES. IT IS CALLED "THE JAZZ-BU", AND HAS BEEN CREATED SPECIALLY FOR NEXT MONTH'S BIG WEDDING BETWEEN PRINCESS SOPHIA AND DON JUAN CARLOS, SON OF THE "PRETENDER" TO THE SPANISH THRONE.

    THE "JAZZ-BU" IS A COMBINATION OF GREEK FOLK DANCES AND MODERN RHYTHMS; AND HAS BEEN DEVISED BY ANGEL GRIMANIS, TOP DANCER OF THE GREEK LYRIC SCENE, AND HIS PARTNER. THE "BU" PART OF THE DANCE'S TITLE COMES FROM THE WORD "BUZUKI", A GREEK MANDOLINE PLAYED BY POPULAR SINGERS.

    PRINCES SOPHIA AND DON JUAN CARLOS ARE BOTH AGED 23 YEARS. THEY FIRST MET DURING A GREEK ISLAND CRUISE ORGANISED BY QUEEN FREDERIKA IN THE SUMMER OF 1954 FOR SOME 100 MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN ROYAL FAMILIES. THE WEDDING TAKES PLACE IN ATHENS, AND HUNDREDS OF GUESTS AND VISITORS FROM ALL OVER EUROPE ARE EXPECTED TO TRY THEIR HAND (AND THEIR FEET) AT THE DANCE DURING THE CELEBRATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA24L3F7NSM54LCOAWKIE8YJBKP
    Media URN:
    VLVA24L3F7NSM54LCOAWKIE8YJBKP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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