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. Permalink. 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. Division. Download Options. Loie Fuller. Loie Fuller was an American actress and dancer who was a pioneer of both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques. 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. 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. During her twenties, she performed as a skirt dancer on the burlesque circuit. Photographs "Serpentine Dance in Uncle Celestin" 1892. Loie Fuller was thirty years old at the time and was more an actress than a dancer. 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. still image. Born Marie Louise Fuller in 1862 in what is now Hinsdale, Illinois, Fuller first pursued acting as a teenager in Chicago. 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. Dates / Origin Date Created: 1892 Library locations Jerome Robbins Dance Division Shelf locator: (S) *MGZMC-Res. More Details Cite This Item Image ID 1990176. 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. Fuller’s serpentine motif is also visible in much of the decorative imagery of Art Nouveau. 1892. Copy. Loie Fuller collection. 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. Born in Chicago in 1862, Loie Fuller began her stage career as a child actress. Loie Fuller - "Serpentine" dance. Loie Fuller was always trying to say something in her dance. It is said that Loie Fuller (1862-1928) created the Serpentine Dance for the Follies-Bergere in Paris, France in 1892. 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