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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Throwback Thursday and Rainbow Dance

Throwback Thursday and Rainbow Dance

The film Rainbow Dance was produced in 1936 and mixed music, choreography and movement patterns, along with a mixture of bright colors. Such a movie was rather extraordinary for its time.

Directed by Len Lye this “film ballet” followed his movie A Colour Box (1935). According to https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/36-amazing-dance-scenes, Lye experimented with the performer, setting and camera as well as the means of reproducing film itself.

As you can see in the Link of the Day below, the results are a combination of poster art, dance and surrealism.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Dance History Secret #230:
“The Rainbow Dance was a groundbreaking film in the 1930s.”

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Quote of the Day:
“The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future.”
― Barbara Taylor Bradford, Unexpected Blessings

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