(Maev Kennedy’s article appeared 1/31 in the Guardian.)

A tiny lost treasure of ballet history has been discovered – 30 seconds of the Ballets Russes dancing in 1928, the only film ever found of a performance by one of the most influential and famous companies in dance history.

The scrap of silent black-and-white news reel was spotted wrongly labelled in the British Pathé online archive by a dance enthusiast, and identified by Jane Pritchard, curator of the recent exhibition about the company at the V&A museum in London.

via www.guardian.co.uk

Link to view footage or paste into your browser: http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=79902

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