Pathway: Dance in Orlando by Elizabeth Mattison
I found that dance, like in many cultures, is an important exhibition of feeling in Orlando. I originally was intrigued by the Introduction page telling us that the story was a "dance through history". Exploring dance further led me to a tag called "dance", which held multiple call sheets outlining the importance of characters learning their dances. It also showed how important Orlando's emotions towards Sasha were in these scenes. It seems like Orlando's feelings are revealed through dancing.
Page 97 of revised draft script for Orlando. Black printed text on A4 paper bound with a plastic comb spine
Dancing feet showing Orlando's emotion towards another female.
Black and white A4 computer printed with handwritten annotations, bound into book, Paper,Orlando Sally Potter’s Shooting Script page 20 front
Dancing on the ice, edited so that Orlando gazes at Sasha with jealousy again.
Black and white A4 computer printed with handwritten annotations, bound into book, Paper,Orlando Sally Potter’s Shooting Script page 21 front
Exhibits Orlando's feelings towards Sasha through the dance portion.
Copy of page 2 of pre-production call sheet #8. Photocopy on yellow A4 paper
More dance rehearsals.
Pre-production call sheet #1. Typed A4 sheet.
Dance was an important representation in Orlando, here is a call sheet with the dance studio exhibiting this.
Orlando continuing to dance with Euphrosyne while looking at Sasha
Again, showing the emotions of the characters through the dance floor. Orlando is distracted and Euphrosyne is distressed.
Orlando and dancers continuing to dance, Orlando continues to watch Sasha
Orlando distracted by Sasha during the dance
medium close up of Euphrosyne looking at Orlando while they dance.
An example of Euphrosyne's emotions exhibited while dancing (which shows the importance of the dance scene)
1 x A4 black photograph album; 34 vellum pages; 24 x colour prints, Mixed, Presentation book containing Sally Potter's notes on the film and colour photographs of Tilda Swinton at Hatfield House
The introduction shows dancing as significant because the movie in a sense takes "us on a dance through history".