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Timeline PhotosIn celebration of #tbt and the 12th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation opening Oct. 24, we'll be featuring a few of the programs of interest to dance-lovers!
"Bert Williams: One Hundred Years in Post-Production" MoMA will unveil restored footage from a never-released 1913 feature film with an all-black cast, including the great comedian, singer, actor, and dancer Bert Williams. As noted in a recent New York Times cover story, the film documents the black theatrical community and includes a two-minute exhibition dance sequence of the cakewalk, “the longest early record of black vernacular dance on film, according to MoMA.”
Timeline Photos#tbt At the 12th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation, Debra Levine will present a lecture on the collaboration between director Cecil B. DeMille and former Ballet Russe dancer Theodore Kosloff on the “ballet mécanique” sequence of the 1930 musical "Madame Satan".