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Name of Object:

Loie Fuller: the serpentine dance

Location:

France

Holding Museum:

National Library of France

Date:

19th century

Type of object:

Photograph

Provenance:

France

Description:

Mary Louise Fuller was an American dancer who lived in Europe for many years. As an artist, she was inspired by her travels and by new inventions - the dance of the veils (the "serpentine" dance) mixes Arab influences with light tricks using electricity. Loie Fuller was an important influence in the Art Nouveau and Symbolist movements, and helped train other great artists such as Isadora Duncan. The "serpentine dance" was imitated by many artists, and inspired the first cinematographers, such as the Lumière brothers, who dedicated a short film to it.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

4-ND-145

Citation of this web page:

 "Loie Fuller: the serpentine dance" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;180;en&id=theatre

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 180