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Danse Serpentine, and possibly Loie Fuller footageEarly films


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#1 pherank

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

Lumiere Brothers film of Danse Serpentine - dancer is perhaps Loie Fuller, but I've seen disagreement about this. One commentator suggested, "The Flame Dancer is Caroline Hipple Holpin or Papinta not Fuller".

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:19 PM

I've always been told that the first clip you posted was not Fuller.  Here's a clip from The Bat that I think is Fuller.  Some of you may have seen Jody Sperling's work -- she's reconstructed some of Fuller's dances, and has gone on to create new work using some of the same techniques.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:26 PM

I've always been told that the first clip you posted was not Fuller.  Here's a clip from The Bat that I think is Fuller.  Some of you may have seen Jody Sperling's work -- she's reconstructed some of Fuller's dances, and has gone on to create new work using some of the same techniques.

 

Thanks for finding The Bat, Sandik. At first I was bothered by the lack of music in these films, but eventually it becomes quite mesmerizing...I hope there's no subliminal message coming across.  ;)



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:28 PM

i understood over the years there were no films of Fuller.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:39 PM

I was told that the Bat clip was likely Fuller, and it does resemble some of the still pictures I've seen, but I'm not the authority in this.




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