japonisme: the art of loie fuller reemerges

28 March 2007

the art of loie fuller reemerges

On Tuesday, April 3, 2007 the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College will host the performance “Dance of the Elements,” a powerful celebration featuring dance pieces by Jody Sperling (Time Lapse Dance) which bring The Art of Loie Fuller to life. The performance will begin at 7:30 pm in the Van Fossan Theatre located on the corner of Franklin and Fremont Streets in Bloomfield, and will also include a lecture-demonstration.

Artistic Director Jody Sperling (Time Lapse Dance), a choreographer, performer and dance scholar gives a postmodern twist to vintage genres, from the mesmerizing spectacles of Loie Fuller, to circus and music hall entertainments. Sperling, who is based in New York City, has gained an international reputation as an expert on Loie Fuller and as an interpreter of Fuller's style of dancing. She combines research with imagination, to craft inventive, visually lush, and often humorous dances. Her luminous works in the style of early modern dancer Loie Fuller are a mainstay of the repertory; other dances draw inspiration from such eclectic imagery as sideshow contortion acts, partner acrobatics, hula-hooping, low-flying trapeze, burlesque, Degas ballerinas, magic-lantern shows, mermaid myths, and... (more)

for more about fuller, see our earlier post; also check out kora in hell about fuller and other dancers of that era.

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8 Comments:

Blogger harlequinpan said...

So nice to see it again!! i think you are overcome the freezing trouble already.
i love these pictures very much, thanks for sharing!!

30 March, 2007 11:53  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

OOH, this is gorgeous and I am going to look up more information about Loie Fuller on the web. I hope she comes to the Bay Area at some point. That dress she is wearing is poetry in motion. This entry is sheer, transparent delight.

30 March, 2007 19:04  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

harlequin and princess--what a lovely mental image that combination makes! yes! oh let's go together, princess. i was surprised to like it but i think she really did catch the spirit.

30 March, 2007 19:15  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Hi, I'm back and found the Judy Sperling website which I will peruse later. I am spending more time enjoying other people's work.

30 March, 2007 19:23  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Does she have an upcoming performance?

30 March, 2007 19:24  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

I enjoyed this so much it inspired me to do my own little post on this. Found a uTube video of her dancing.

05 April, 2007 22:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see you acknowledging Loie Fuller. I think what makes this picture spectacular is the dress captured at the right moment and more importantly the beautiful costume.

08 May, 2009 15:22  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

a truth based on myth which continues to dance!

08 May, 2009 15:45  

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