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Electric Salome
Author: Rhonda K. Garelick

ISBN: 9780691141091
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 28 December 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 14.7 x 1.7
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Loie Fuller was the most famous American in Europe throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Rising from a small-time vaudeville career in the States, she attained international celebrity as a dancer, inventor, impresario, and one of the first women filmmakers in the world. Fuller befriended royalty and inspired artists such as Mallarme, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin, Sarah Bernhardt, and Isadora Duncan. Today, though, she is remembered mainly as an untutored "pioneer" of modern dance and stage technology, the "electricity fairy" who created a sensation onstage whirling under colored spotlights. But in Rhonda Garelick's "Electric Salome," Fuller finally receives her due as a major artist whose work helped lay a foundation for all modernist performance to come. The book demonstrates that Fuller was not a mere entertainer or precursor, but an artist of great psychological, emotional, and sexual expressiveness whose work illuminates the centrality of dance to modernism.

"Electric Salome" places Fuller in the context of classical and modern ballet, Art Nouveau, Orientalism, surrealism, the birth of cinema,...

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