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A Nymph of the Waves (1900)

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A woman in ballet slippers wearing a large white hat and a long white dress - with ruffles, puffy sleeves and petticoats - dances across water with roiling waves behind her. She holds the ... See full summary »

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A woman in ballet slippers wearing a large white hat and a long white dress - with ruffles, puffy sleeves and petticoats - dances across water with roiling waves behind her. She holds the edges of the skirt with her hands, lifting and twirling, sometimes exposing her bloomers and a dark garter on one leg. Her style combines ballet with the exuberant kicks and twirls of a burlesque dance hall. With churning waves behind her, the water seems to wash beneath her feet. The film of the dancer, "M'lle. Cathrina Bartho" (1899), is superimposed on that of the water, "Upper Rapids, from Bridge" (1896). Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Dancing on water
8 September 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Of the three ocean-themed cine-dance superimpositions directed by Frederick S. Armitage for the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company (the others being 'Davey Jones' Locker (1900)' and 'Neptune's Daughters (1900)'), 'A Nymph of the Waves (1900)' was the most impressive. The scenario is reasonably straightforward. Armitage superimposed existing footage of dancer Catarina Bartho (from the film 'M'lle. Cathrina Bartho (1899)') over the image of water from 'Upper Rapids, from Bridge (1896).' The result is that the dancer appears to be performing a burlesque dance routine on the surface of the water, twirling and kicking as the waves appear to lap about her ankles. The effect is actually quite convincing, and the water flowing steadily from left to right creates the pleasant illusion of camera movement in the opposite direction. 'A Nymph of the Waves' can be found in the "Unseen Cinema" box-set, in the volume "Viva La Dance: The Beginnings of Cine-Dance."


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