With the two principals in a ballet of forty dancers that is a feast to the eye. Back of this novelty there is woven a simple tale of an old fashioned dancing master, in his little garret room, who still clings to the old fashioned dances of grace and movement. Over his bowl of milk and crackers his head sinks to the table and in dreamland he becomes the dancing master of renown once again. At a great banquet table he meets his old cronies who have come together to discuss the progress of their art and thus, before these gray-haired men, we are shown the Dances of the Ages. On the table before them appear dainty, tiny figures who flit before their gaze; a corps of wonderful miniature dancers. They dip back in the annals of time to the pre-historic dance of primitive man, who creeps from his cave and delights his mate with his barbaric movements to the sound of her tom-tom. Now we have the slow, crawling incense and weird, snakelike movements of the Dance of the Priest of Ra, before an... Written by
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Edison Company production number 7328. See more