• Short Summary

    Lovely dance with a vase of smoking incense as a prop - various contortions and gymnastics.

  • Description

    This item has been spliced on to the END of Pathe Sound Pictorial issue number 726. Believe that it was originally the third item in the reel.

    Edna Squire-Brown performs "The Dance of the Vase". Introductory intertitle reads: "Lithe and sinuous, slim figured flexible youth, with no bones to speak about, and a dance that goes back to the days when the old Temples were young."

    Edna performs quite a sexy dance in the Pathe Studio. She holds a glass globe, bending over backwards whilst holding it above her head. The vase seems to have incense inside. Edna performs all kinds of gymnastic feats as she dances - a very flexible woman! It is quite a graceful dance. She wears a sparkly sequinned trimmed outfit - bikini style.

    Her dance is intercut with shots of a Hindu temple (I think) with a shadowy figure sitting meditating on the roof (?)

    Some of Edna's poses are almost contortions. Very nice little sequence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1586.30
    Media URN:
    51078
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:49:00 / 01:59:08:00
    Canister:
    PSP 726

Comments (1)

  1. brucemackay says

    hi, thanks for posting this video,,,,,,,,,,, it's actually my mum !!

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