Spanish Fiesta (1942)
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A narrator introduces us to the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, founded by Peter the Great in the 18th century. In full costume on a colorful set, villagers wait in old Spain for the golden hour of fiesta. A lovely Gypsy tells a young man's fortune; to celebrate, he leads a jota. That evening, the aristocrats dance in garden as fun-loving peasants look on. Steamy romance is in the air. The peasants enjoy a blindfold dance; the tempo then speeds up. At the Gypsy camp, a flame burns in the fortune-teller's heart. She and her jealous suitor, with the company,perform traditional Gypsy dances. Dancers in animal costumes look on and celebrate.
Warner Bros. short film featuring a performance by the famed Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The story is that of a day in the life of a small Spanish village where a gypsy girl tells a young man fortune and the villagers have a fiesta. In the evening, the grandees of old Spain dance in their garden while the peasants watch them. In the gypsy camp, the passionate fortune teller dances with her jealous suitor.
The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo perform a ballet to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol."
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