Very good shots of modern ballet to Beethoven's 9th Symphony being performed.
Unissued / unused material - date and location may be unclear / unknown.
LS Exterior of theatre entrance at night, where a ballet choreographed by Maurice Rejart is being performed. CU Performance programme: Neuvieme Symphonie - Beethoven, Ballet Du XX Siecle. Various shots, people waiting to take their seats, an unidentified dignitary arrives and is ushered through the crowd. CU A stage light goes on. CU Dark shot of black performer playing on the drums. Various good shots of the performance, the dancers wear simple costumes (the men tights and the women leotards) and the stage design is a simple geometric pattern painted on the floor. MS Good shot of Rejart watching in the wings. LS Performance continues with a black woman dancer taking centre stage. CU Good shot of Rejart watching. MS Finale of the ballet with spinning circles round the central dancer. MS Maurice Rejart comes on stage and takes a bow.
Note: Date on original record: 04/11/1964.