Costume display in a circus ring - oriental costumes contrasted with an elegant "western" dance.
Introductory intertitle reads: "Which do you prefer? The lure of Oriental splendour..."
High angle shots of people dressed in "oriental" costumes parading around in a circus ring. A group of ornately decorated elephants are led through the ring.
"Or the way of the West... in ballet". High angle shot of group of dancers wearing flowing white dresses. They perform an elegant dance.
"A century back - " Various shots of a couple in old fashioned outfits climbing from a carriage and performing a dance.
Note: paperwork doesn't state where this event is taking place. Could be Olympia or somewhere similar.