Portrait of Beth Beri in Dance
Dance Beth Beri never found success equal to that of fellow dancers such as Ann Pennington, but she did achieve notoriety through the 1920s for appearing in musical revues such as Jack and Jill and The Florenz Ziegfeld production Kid Boots. In this image, she stands barefoot against a wall with her right foot En Pointe and her left leg tucked up under a semi sheer ballet tutu. She completes her look with an embellished bralette. She faces to her right and holds crosses her arms at the wrist and holds Tibetan tingsha bells at the ready. Her long hair is loosely pulled back at the nape of her neck. A strong light shines from the right and casts a melodramatic light on her figure. A second light from behind assists in creating a chiaroscuro effect to the work.