30 August 2016

The Tale of Olympia

From last night's Film Society screening of the 1951 operatic production The Tales of Hoffmann by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, here's the undoubted highlight of ballet great Moira Shearer as the clockwork ballerina Olympia, dancing for the magic-glasses-wearing ninny Hoffmann. The dancing proper starts at 8:10 if you're in a hurry.

Moira Shearer - 'The Tale of Olympia' (Part 2) from Nick Wallace-Smith on Vimeo.

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