Before the Golden Age

Shanazel

Super Moderator
Any silent film fans out there? Dance fantasy from 1927.

[video=youtube;A0D4fHieW8o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0D4fHieW8o&index=10&list=PL8DF41408B43E29 1E[/video]
 
I watched that whole film,Metropolis, many years ago on the Scifi Channel. The evil robot double of Maria does that sexy dance in human form.
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
I saw the film about 1978. My roommate was taking a classic film class and invited me along for this particular session. After I saw this dance clip yesterday, I went online and ordered a copy of the version that was discovered in South America a number of years ago. Hope it is a decent reproduction.
 

Ariadne

Well-known member
Well that was... unique. Now I regret not watching Metropolis a few years ago when I had the chance.
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
I got the dvd in the mail right before I left on vacation. C'mon by, y'all. I'll make popcorn. Warning: I usually flambé the stuff. :D
 

Zorba

"The Veiled Male"
And *THAT* performance was at least twice as long as it needed to be - wings are hard to keep interesting. Sabiba and Ayshe are among the few who can...
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
No doubt people are tired of hearing me say I don't care for wings but it wasn't just the wings that made Loie Fuller remarkable. Her package of lights, illusion, and movement was groundbreaking in that era. This clip explains a little more. [video=youtube;s61KGyYZSRo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s61KGyYZSRo[/video]
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
Speaking of innovation, this is one of Isadora Duncan's dancers. I've only seen one clip of Isadora herself; it was, alas, so streaky and jerky as to be useless. [video=youtube;Kq2GgIMM060]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq2GgIMM060[/video]
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
This is NOT belly dance, NOT wings, but I started the darn thread and want to share something I came across while tooling through pertinent performances. This smile is on me. :)
[video=youtube;wDP2c2FCHAM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDP2c2FCHAM[/video]
 
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