The Danseuse Electrique: 1893

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Loie Fuller at Folies Bergeres. http://www.jules-cheret.org/Folies-Bergeres--Loie-Fuller,-France,-1897.html Loie Fuller at Folies Bergeres. http://www.jules-cheret.org/Folies-Bergeres–Loie-Fuller,-France,-1897.html

The latest stage development is the danseuse electrique, the title given the youthful corphyee who, to enhance her grace and pedal dexterity, invokes the aid of science and appears at times in a blaze of varied coloured lights that rival in brilliancy and splendour the gems of the Eastern monarchs who figure in Arabian story. The latest contrivance must be regarded as more wonderful than all its predecessors. First for the effect; then for the explanations. The lady, usually a pretty one, runs upon the stage attired as if for the serpentine dance, and about her skirts and the folds of her dress dash sparks and lights of every possible hue. She dances, kicks and turns while the lights continue to corruscate. Revolving wheels, fountains and prisms of light play about her, appearing and disappearing ab every undulation of her form. She is…

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