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  • Short Summary

    Anna Pavlova visits South Africa and is entertained with a traditional dance display.

  • Description

    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Title: "Native War Dance in honour of visit of Anna Pavlova".

    Panning L/S of an exhibition site with a large white marquee, a crowd of Caucasian spectators watch Black South Africans perform a dance in traditional costumes. M/S of a group of people walking past the dancers, including several elegantly dressed women (one of which must be Anna Pavlova, the famous ballerina).

    M/S, looking from behind, of the dancers. M/S, looking from the side, of the row of dancers. M/S of the dancers, looking over the shoulders of a band of musicians playing traditional African instruments. C/U of Anna Pavlova, watching the performance. More shots of the dance - the performance becomes more acrobatic as the dancers tumbles and flip.

    Intertitle: "But she ain't seen me Swan Dance" said Blandy when told Pavlova was 'World's greatest Dancer".

    More of the dancers; one man performs a solo, he wears white feathers attached to his arms. Various M/S of two of the dancers presenting Pavlova with a feathery shield.

    Note: please see also record for NATIVE DANCE (short version).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    458.24
    Media URN:
    20896
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:20:00 / 01:37:44:00
    Canister:
    G 1277

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