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    Today, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., the reception ceremony for the Olympic Torch will begin,?

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    ROLL "A" (SEE ATTACHED PROGRAM FOR CLARIFICATION/IDENTIFICATION)



    NATSOF NATSOF



    Establisher of pyramids, sunset and clouds,



    Performers file onto pyramids steps, into plaza, start of ceremony



    Several shotdancers and performers



    Dancers grouping and re-grouping in difference formations



    Performers file into promenade of death (the long corridor between the smaller pyramids) this is toute of torch carrier onto the plaza of the moon



    Arrival of torch beater,



    Torch bearer enters plaza, pauses and salutes,



    Continues across plaza, begins climb up steps of main pyramid



    Stand at top salutes; light censer



    Censer burns, fireworks, several shots



    Performers onto plaza, crowds,



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    Est. pyramids and plaza of the moon



    Performers enter plaza



    LSM, MS, Pan performers in Plaza and on pyramids,



    More shots of dancers, crowds,



    Performers file onto promenade of death, form ranks on both sides fireworks, several shots



    performs leave promenade and plaza, crowd.




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    SPORT: OLYMPIC GAMES

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Today, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., the reception ceremony for the Olympic Torch will begin, number TWO in the Cultural Program of the XIX Olympic Games.

    This ceremony will consist of a Mexican Dance festival, involving 1,500 dancers, in three groups, spread out before Pyramid of the Moun, who through choreographic movements will breathe life onto the symbols, such as birds, jade, and flowers, of the famous Nahuatl poem:
    "I love the song of the Censotle, bird of four-hundred voices I love the color jade, and the enervating perfume of the flowers, but I love even more my brethren Man."
    The three groups will in turn through a development of movements, create each of these prehispanic symbols: the bird, jade, and the flower.

    Then arrives the moment awaited. All the dancers adopt an attitude of mysterious premonition, expectation, as before the realization of an imminent miracle: the arrival of Man. This is the arrival of the Olympic Torch bearer, announced by the distant sound of the Conches, and then, each time a bit stronger and faster, the sound of the beating heat, effectuated by the roll of the teponaxles (drums), culminating in a great beating of drums.

    The Torch beares crosses the esplanade, climbs to the top of the Pyramid of the Moon, where he lights the huge censor, from which surges a flame four meters high. At this moment there is released a huge artificial fireworks display, covering the archaeological area of Tectihuacan with a multicolored mantle.

    The realization of this Reception of the Olympic Flame in Teetihuacan has been achieved through the cooperation of the Ballet of the Security Centers of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, and directed by 50 physical education professors and 10 professional dancers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7903CYDZGAVYBHD1TF3K0372R
    Media URN:
    VLVA7903CYDZGAVYBHD1TF3K0372R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:09:30:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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