Art History, Artists, Dancers

The Serpentine Dance and Loïe Fuller

The Serpentine Dance is a form of dance that was very popular in Europe and in the United States during the 1890s, it was a staple of shows and early films. This dance is an evolution of the burlesque skirt dance. The skirt dance was a reaction against the “academic” forms of ballet by incorporating… Continue reading The Serpentine Dance and Loïe Fuller

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Art History, Artists, Film Director

First woman to be a film director

Alice Guy-Blanché was the first woman to be a film director and writer of narrative fiction films. She experimented with Gaumont’s Chronophone sound syncing system, colour tinting, interracial casting and special effects. Her parents were living in Chile when she was born, but as they wish at least one of their child to be French,… Continue reading First woman to be a film director