• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, CROWN PRINCE ASSFAW WOSSEN, GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ATTENDED A GALA PERFORMANCE OF THE WORLD-FAMOUS BOLSHOI THEATRE BALLET GROUP IN THE HAILE SELASSIE I THEATRE IN ADDIS ABABA, JAN 28.

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    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, CROWN PRINCE ASSFAW WOSSEN, GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS ATTENDED A GALA PERFORMANCE OF THE WORLD-FAMOUS BOLSHOI THEATRE BALLET GROUP IN THE HAILE SELASSIE I THEATRE IN ADDIS ABABA, JAN 28. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE RUSSIANS HAVE DANCED IN ETHIOPIA.

    THE THEATRE WAS PACKED TO CAPACITY FOR THE OCCASION. THE PROGRAMME COMPRISED A NUMBER OF SHORT CLASSICAL BALLET AND FOLKLORE DANCES, WHICH WERE ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECEIVED. DURING THE INTERVAL, THE EMPEROR WAS INTRODUCED TO THE CAST; AND HE PRESENTED A GOLD MEDAL TO EACH MEMBER OF THE COMPANY.

    THEN, IN THE FOYER OF THE THEATRE, HE CHATTED WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR AND THE DIRECTRICE OF THE BALLET GROUP. CHAMPAGNE WAS SERVED TO THE MAIN GUESTS... AND THERE WERE FLOWERS FOR THE ARTISTS.

    THE BOLSHOI DANCERS ARE CURRENTLY ON A TWO-NORTH TOUR OF NORTH AFRICA. THEY HAVE PERFORMED IN TUNISIA AND MOROCCO; AND FROM ADDIS ABABA THEY WILL PROBABLY GO ON TO THE SUDAN. VISITS TO EGYPT AND TURKEY MAY FOLLOW. IT IS REPORTED THAT THE STRAIN OF THE ADDIS ABABA ALTITUDE (2,500 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL) AFFECTED SOME OF THE MORE ENERGETIC DANCERS, AND THEY SOUGHT RELIEF FROM OXYGEN-FILLED RESPIRATORY BAGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GRJL4G8JJ7A17NQS119JH6TB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GRJL4G8JJ7A17NQS119JH6TB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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