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Monte Carlo Russian Ballet. Original Ballet Russe (c.1936)

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clip Thamar education content clip 2

Original classification rating: not rated. This clip chosen to be G

Clip description

In this brief colour sequence from the ballet Thamar, Thamar seduces a man whom she is going to lure to her castle before killing him.

Curator’s notes

With exotic, lush designs and costuming this colour sequence brings to life the Ballets Russes performances in a way that black-and-white film does not. Shot from a higher, sharper angle to the stage by Murray-Will, this clip is still vivid in its detail.

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