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Greek Dances at Latymer School, Edmonton

Enjoy this elegant exhibition of young dancing talent as it pays homage to Grecian dance tradition is spectacular fashion.

Amateur film 1938 2 mins Silent

From the collection of:

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In this 1938 rendition of a classic Greek play, "Iphigeneia in Tauris," a group of young female dancers in shimmering gold costumes leap into formation. They start, stop, and arrange themselves in a mesmerising manner, holding poses where needed. They craft various statuesque formations, before drawing an array of sashes in a symphony of colour. Their dancing resumes, only now they have the flurry of colour to add an extra bit of flare to their performance.

This film is from the collection of Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.