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