Body cinema: Renaissance Martial Arts, part 1

January 3, 2010

You don’t have to be a history geek to watch this interesting web documentary on Renaissance Martial Arts… No, no… don’t expect some ancient super hero in tight clothes…

martial_arts.jpgIllustration: Hans Wurm, cca 1500, taken from thehaca.com

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Body cinema: Pas de Deux by Norman McLaren

October 8, 2009

Do we need a special introduction to this classic of experimental films?! I believe not… Pas de Deux by Norman McLaren

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Vintage exercises and machines…

September 27, 2009

And 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… once more… 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… Here are some lovely (and some scary) photographs of vintage exercises, machines and accessories… ladiez and gentlemenz practicin’ and pumpin’ their muscles at the beginning of 20th Century…

vintage_excercise_1.jpgPhoto: actress doing arm exercises, date unknown
Taken from thepaintedwoman.blogspot.com

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Cool boyz from the past… male dancers

July 24, 2009

I just realized that I never introduced male dancers in the ‘vintage category’… Therefore, I made a small selection of male dancers who were active between approximately 1900 to 1925. Back then, they made decadent ladies in the audience pretty upset and flushed in their faces…

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