RAINBOW DANCE

by Len LYE
1936 / color / sound / 1S / 5' 00

Lye filmed well-known dancer Rupert Doone in black and white, then added colours as the footage was developed and printed. He also added a variety of painted and stencilled patterns. Rainbow Dance is full of striking effects such as figures that leave behind a trail of coloured silhouettes as they move. Tired of naturalism, Lye mixed live action with cartoon symbols, and combined positive and negative footage.

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 26,00 €

distribution format DVD (PAL / SECAM)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 26,00 €