• Short Summary

    A troupe of dancers perform some traditional Bulgarian folk dances in the park.

  • Description

    Holland Park, London.

    High angle L/S of group of musicians in a parkland setting. Beside them are a group of men without instruments. All wear traditional Bulgarian costume. A group of dancing girls enter the frame. They wear traditional costume and dance waving scarves to traditional Bulgarian music.

    The traditional folk dance apparently originates from the merrymaking at wedding ceremonies. Various shots of the dancing and of the musicians. The men join in the dancing. Various shots of the dance which includes lots of jumping. C/U of unusual string instrument being played. Three of the male dancers do a funny routine of shuffling along the ground on their bottoms. C/U of three men playing bagpipe style instruments. Narrator explains the history of this dancing troupe - it is their first appearance in Britain. C/Us of some of the women dancers. L/S of the dancing & C/U of two women dancing together and smiling. The dancing continues - the costumes are highly embroidered.

    Note: dance troupe is The Bulgarian State Song and Dance Company.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    29.20
    Media URN:
    15702
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:32:00 / 01:48:59:00
    Canister:
    CP 021

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