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Photographs of Miss Nina Payne in the Sketch

Black and white photographs in the Sketch of Miss Nina Payne, a popular dancer, giving her Egyptian Temple dance at the Coliseum, London. The dance was described as angular yet decorative poses which are characteristic of ancient Egyptian art, and actually achieves the effect of an Egyptian frieze. Date: 5th December 1928

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Angular Coliseum Dancers Magazines Pictures Posed Poses Posing Publication Publications 1928


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In this photograph from the Sketch magazine, published on the 5th of December 1928, the enigmatic figure of Miss Nina Payne captivates the audience with her mesmerizing Egyptian Temple dance at the prestigious Coliseum in London. The image, a stunning testament to the artistic innovation and cultural fascination of the 1920s, showcases Miss Payne's expertly executed angular yet decorative poses, evoking the essence of ancient Egyptian art. The photograph, a true masterpiece of the era, achieves the remarkable effect of an Egyptian frieze, with Miss Payne's graceful arms and elongated limbs adorned in intricate, flowing costumes that add to the overall allure of this performance. The image, a visual feast for the eyes, encapsulates the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, a time of social and artistic experimentation, where traditional boundaries were pushed and new forms of self-expression emerged. Miss Payne, a popular dancer of the time, was renowned for her ability to transport her audience to far-off lands and ancient civilizations through her evocative performances. The Egyptian Temple dance, with its rich symbolism and exotic allure, was a testament to her artistic prowess and her ability to captivate her audience with her unique blend of movement, costume, and charisma. This photograph, a precious relic of a bygone era, offers a glimpse into the world of the 1920s, a time of social and artistic transformation, where the boundaries between the past and the present were blurred, and the possibilities for self-expression were endless. The image, a true work of art in its own right, continues to inspire and captivate audiences to this day, a testament to the enduring power of the arts to transport us to new worlds and to ignite our imaginations.

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