Story: Experimental film

Robert Steele, Curves and contrasts, 1947

Robert Steele used the naked, gold-painted bodies of dancer Freda Stark, Harold Robinson and another unidentified man to experiment with low-key lighting, and choreographed this stylised adagio. Adagio is a form of partner dance or acrobatics involving a sequence of movements and poses where one person (the base) lifts and tosses the other (the flier).

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Mark Williams, 'Experimental film - Experimental film, 1920s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Mark Williams, published 22 Oct 2014