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RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT: profiles the work of Gisa Taglicht, pioneer of women's rhythmical gymnastics, and advocates the benefits of physical exercise for women.

0" 'Weekly Review'.
15" 'Rhythm and Movement' superimposed over E.L.S. three girls performing rhythmic gymnastics. Credits appear.
34" Pan down flagpole to Wellington Street scene - Lambton Quay, commuters running to and from train : illustrating the business of 'City Life'.
1'04" M.S. three women at a cafe 'eating quick meals' C.U. one woman looking upward, C.U. poster advertising 'Relaxation - Rhythmical Gymnastics Y.W.C.A.' Cut back to C.U. of woman who rushes off.
1'30" W.S. pedestrians. C.U. window into an office - M.S. women at different jobs - typist, telephone operator 'doing jobs that round our shoulders and cramp our limbs' Factory workers, machinists, mother hanging out washing.
2'14" C.U. of hands wiping clothes line - superimposed dissolve to hands waving side-to-side. M.C.U. of many hands waving.
2'36" M.C.U. woman performing rhythmic gymnastics; team of four, group of three; showing 'relaxing swinging movements.' C.U. back of one woman, her clothes dissolve to reveal how the exercises move her back.
3'43" M.L.S. Gisa Taglicht beating drum while women perform - C.U. of her face. M.S. - M.L.S. of women performing on beach. Slowed down sequence of woman leaping through the air.
6'22" 'The End'.
6'30" Finish.

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Year 1948

Reference number F790

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:06:30


Credits Producer: Stanhope Andrews
Technical Supervisor: Geoffrey Scott
Sound Recordist: Claude Wickstead
Director: Michael Forlong
Photography: Ivo Tisch
Music: Douglas Lilburn
Narration: Ilse MacAskill

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