Screen Dance studies the life, work and films of Ernest Belcher, famed British ballet dancer, and highlights his role in the transposition of dance onto film - from his contribution to the first dance films with synchronized sound made by Selsior Films in the 1910s to his role as Hollywood's first dance director in films of the 1920s and 1930s. More particularly, the dynamics of his cooperation with Mack Sennett for ballet scenes in slapstick comedies between 1919 and 1929 are studied.
Below some images of their collaborative efforts, more text will follow gradually according to developments in my study.

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 Sal-Oh-My, ca. 1909   courtesy Marjorie Belcher 
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 Ernest Belcher and Dorothy Edwards     
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 Salome vs. Shenandoah, 1919   courtesy Filmoteca Espagnol 
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 Celeste School of Dance   courtesy Marjorie Belcher 
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 Salome vs. Shenandoah, 1919     
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 Salome vs. Shenandoah, 1919   courtesy Marjorie Belcher 
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 A Small Town Idol, 1921   courtesy AMPAS 
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 A Small Town Idol, 1921   courtesy AMPAS 
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 A Small Town Idol, 1921     
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 Belcher on set of A Small Town Idol   courtesy UCLA