Loie Fuller & The Serpentine Dance

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

The Lumière Brothers get the glory for this 1896 film capturing a performance of Loïe Fuller’s “Serpentine Dance” because they shot and then individually hand-tinted each frame. But they were just trying to recreate the phantasmagoric experience of watching Fuller in action. The Chicago-born dancer swirled around the stage like an Art Nouveau motif come to life […]