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The Commonwealth Dances


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
20 Sep 1965
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Dwindling Hope of Kashmir Peace
  2. 2Wheels Make a Revolution
  3. 3Ice Dollies
  4. 4The Commonwealth Dances


Story No. within this Issue
4 / 4
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: The Commonwealth Dances. DESCRIPTION: In Trafalgar Square the beginning of the first Commonwealth Festival of Arts Fortnight. In Hyde Park a fireworks display designed by John Piper to mark the opening of the fortnight. SHOTLIST: MCU map of the world, with Commonwealth countries marked. LAS flags of Commonwealth countries. MS ditto. MS ditto. MS ditto. GV Trafalgar Square. GV crowd. MS Maoris dancing (New Zealand). CU coloured man in crowd. MS Maoris dancing. MS pan ditto. MS crowd. MS Maoris dancing. Pan ditto. CU coloured boy watching. TS steel band playing (Trinidad and Tobago). MS ditto. CU Trinidad girl in crowd. MS steel band playing and limbo dancer dancing. MCU two Trinidad girls. CU man in crowd. TS steel band drummer playing drums. MS crowd. MS limbo dancer. MS limbo dancer over backwards to pass under 2nd dancers legs. MS steel band drummers. MS woman from the audience does limbo. MS two drummers. MCU man passes under limbo stick holding torch in each hand and one balanced on his head. MS two drummers. MS man under lower, lighted limbo bar holding torches and smoking cigarette. MS bare breasted dancers. (Uganda). MCU legs of male dancer. MS two male dancers. MS drummer. MS dancing. MS mock bird comes onto stage. MCU dancers. MS male member turning somersaults. MCU male and females dancing. MS dancer. CU mock bird. MS dancers. MCU ditto. LS firework display. LAS same. LAS ditto. LAS ditto. LS ditto. LAS ditto. LAS ditto. LAS ditto. LAS ditto. LS ditto. LAS ditto.
Entertainment and leisure
London; Trafalgar Square; Hyde Park
Card file number
Leslie Mitchell
Peter Hannan
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