Loie Fuller - "Serpentine" dance. Jerome Robbins Dance Division. still image. Photographs. Look at this Serpentine Dance in the new light of how she is grounded but also producing something even more spectacular than thought possible. It is said that Loie Fuller (1862-1928) created the Serpentine Dance for the Follies-Bergere in Paris, France in 1892. Date Created. Loie Fuller was always trying to say something in her dance. The ‘Serpentine Dance’, by which she made the fabric swirl around her almost stationary figure, was just one of a dozen variants on the principle of a body consumed by movement. In 1891 she went on tour with a melodrama called "Quack MD," playing a character who performed a skirt dance while under hypnosis. Loie Fuller collection. 1892. Born Marie Louise Fuller in 1862 in what is now Hinsdale, Illinois, Fuller first pursued acting as a teenager in Chicago. Fuller combined her choreography with silk costumes illuminated by multi-coloured lighting of her own design, and created the Serpentine Dance. Collection. Copy. Type of Resource. Loie Fuller. Also by light and colour: while at the Folies Bergère, Fuller perfected her ‘Fire Dance’ with the aid of … Fuller danced the Serpentine in voluminous robes with extended sleeves that were attached to poles that swirled around her like wings before enveloping her in a hurricane of drapery. Genre. Loie Fuller was an American actress and dancer who was a pioneer of both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques. A Lumière film of 1896 featured the Serpentine Dance, while Pathé productions included 'La Loïe Fuller' filmed about 1900, a longer version 'La Loïe Fuller' produced in 1901, and a color film 'Loïe Fuller' in 1905. Download Options. Division. More Details Cite This Item Image ID 1990176. Loie Fuller - "Serpentine" dance. Born in Chicago in 1862, Loie Fuller began her stage career as a child actress. Eventually, she moved to New York City and found initial success with the Serpentine Dance, an act she developed from her role as a skirt dancer. During her twenties, she performed as a skirt dancer on the burlesque circuit. Photographs "Serpentine Dance in Uncle Celestin" 1892. Permalink. Fuller’s serpentine motif is also visible in much of the decorative imagery of Art Nouveau. Loie Fuller (1862-1928) in Caprice, a play by Howard P. Taylor, staged at the Royal Globe Theatre in London in 1889 Louie Fuller watering flowers With her silk drapery, Fuller created her first “Serpentine Dance” that became a particular genre and was widely imitated. The Serpentine Dance was a frequent subject of early motion pictures, as it highlighted the new medium's ability to portray movement and light.Two particularly well-known versions were Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1894), a performance by Broadway dancer Annabelle Whitford from Edison Studios, and a Lumière brothers film made in 1896. In 1908 she published a memoir, 'Quinze ans de ma vie' it was published in English as 'Fifteen Years of a Dancer's Life' in 1913. Like many of her contemporaries, Isadora Duncan felt the draw of Europe and soon she left for London and then Paris where she first saw Loïe Fuller dance at the 1900 Universal Exposition. Loie Fuller was thirty years old at the time and was more an actress than a dancer. Dates / Origin Date Created: 1892 Library locations Jerome Robbins Dance Division Shelf locator: (S) *MGZMC-Res. Is now Hinsdale, Illinois, Fuller first pursued acting as a skirt on... 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