Film: 800

Dance | 1960 | Sound | B/W

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Synopsis:

Ballet class, with dancer and instructor Robert Pomie in his Sydney studio.

Cleaning lady sweeps the floor of the studio ready for the ballet dancing class. Students arrive and consult the notice board then talk to Robert Pomie, sitting at the piano. Tying on and trying out point shoes and dusting their ballet shoes with non slip powder. Warming up exercises of Plies etc. Pomie then correct the dancers movement and back bends, he also pushes their legs up even higher while smoking a cigarette all the time. Floor work with turns arms etc. Little girls then come in for their class.

Very atmospheric jazz soundtrack.


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