What did Loie Fuller choreograph?

What did Loie Fuller choreograph?

Skirt twirling So, with the creation of her Serpentine Dance—first America's modern work—Fuller adapted the late-nineteenth-century dance fad known as skirt dancing. (It had started as a skirt dance for a failed play called Quack M.D., in which she had been cast.) The costume Fuller designed for her dancers was a long, tight-fitting dress with a slit up the side. It resembled a snake skin, and because snakes shed their skins, people believed the dresses would too.

The first performance of the Serpentine Dance took place on June 10, 1890, at Fuller's studio on West Fifty-second Street in New York City. Even though it was a failure financially—due to poor ticket sales—it is considered a landmark in American dance history.

After that unsuccessful attempt, Fuller decided to change some things about the dance style, such as reducing the number of figures required of dancers from eight to four. She also reduced the length of the dances, from twenty minutes to fifteen minutes. And instead of charging an admission fee, as her previous dance had done, she decided to charge each spectator $5 a piece or ten cents for children under twelve. This last decision probably caused the failure of the dance again because it wasn't profitable enough to attract paying customers.

But despite the failures of this dance, it is still considered one of the first true American dances because of its innovative nature.

Who authored the first instruction manual for choreographing dances?

There is evidence of older medieval dancing teachers (dance instructors), but the first to compose surviving choreography was in 15th century Italy's Renaissance, and the earliest of them was Domenico da Piacenza (c. 1390/1400–1476/7). This article summarizes Domenico's dance handbook of c. 1460, which is one of the oldest known books on dance.

It contains instructions on thirty-two dances, including two variations on a single theme and five duets. It also includes a section on courtly love poetry which discusses various topics related to dancing. This book is important because it is one of the first publications to give advice on dance moves. Before this time, dancers mainly learned by observing other people or training with a professional dancer. The fact that Domenico wrote such a book shows that he must have had some experience as a teacher.

He was probably not the only person teaching at the time but there are no records of any other dance instructors before him. This may be because they were all men and not keen on having their names published, or it could be that they were local experts who did not want to travel anywhere else but rather wanted to train new teachers within close proximity of where they lived.

After Domenico came Bartolomeo de Napoli (c. 1430–1506) from Naples. He was an influential composer who worked in the courts of several countries including England, France, and Germany.

What was unique about Loie Fuller’s approach to dance?

Fuller's movement is distinct in that it combines space, body, inner life, spirit, and emotion. She blends and employs these three aspects in a foresighted manner that defies classical dance's formal embodiment, notably ballet. Emotion in motion is what attracted many artists of her time to the world of dance; they wanted to express themselves through movement. And so she opened up new paths for women artists.

However, not every artist has been able to follow in her footsteps. Some have tried but failed miserably; others have copied her style without understanding its essence. But still others have managed to combine several elements from different styles to create their own distinctive brand of movement that is uniquely their own.

As far as I know, there is only one Loie Fuller alive today, and that makes her the sole pioneer of this new art form. She had a vision and she pursued it with passion and dedication. Other dancers have come and gone, but Fuller remains at the forefront of modern dance.

Looking back, I believe that what made Fuller's approach to dance unique was its integration of space, body, emotion, and inspiration. In other words, she combined abstract movements with music to inspire herself and her audience.

What did Doris Humphrey contribute to modern dance?

Humphrey's formulation of "Fall and Recovery," as well as the construction of a movement language based on its rhythms, is an essential heritage in the modern dance family tree today. Humphrey was credited for developing the first solid, completely articulated choreographic approach for contemporary dancers. She also was one of the first artists to use music as an integral part of her work.

Doris Humphrey was born on January 4, 1919 in Washington, D.C.. She grew up in Philadelphia where she attended the University of Pennsylvania before moving back home to work as a dancer with the Cleveland Dance Company from 1940 to 1943. In 1944, Humphrey joined the faculty of the School of American Ballet where she taught until 1949 when she moved to New York City to join the faculty of the Joffrey Ballet as its first female instructor. In 1951, Humphrey established the Doris Humphrey Dance Academy which became one of the largest private ballet schools in the United States. She also worked as a freelance choreographer throughout her career.

Humphrey died on April 2, 2008 in Manhattan Beach, California at the age of 89. Her husband, William Horne, was a former president of the Joffrey Ballet who died in 1973; they had two children together named Christopher and Katherine.

What was the Estampie dance?

Estampie, also known as Provencal estampida, was a courtly dance from the 12th to 14th centuries. It was apparently danced with sliding steps by couples to the sounds of vielles (medieval viols), as mentioned in Trouvere poetry; its afterdance was the saltarello. The estampiè is a musical form derived from the sequence, a medieval Latin hymn genre. Modern scholars have interpreted its meaning as a call and response pattern between two voices.

The word "estamp" means "to strike," and the term "estampe" means "print." Thus, the phrase "a stamping print" would be an exact translation of the French word estampille, which means "a little stroke."

The name Provence comes from the Roman province of Pannonia Inferior, which included most of what is now southern France. Therefore, the name Provence literally means "inferior Pannonian Gaul."

During the 11th century, people began moving out of the old Roman cities and settling more freely throughout Europe, especially in areas where there were no strong kingdoms or empires. This led to many new communities being founded by religious individuals, artists, musicians, etc. One of these communities was located in what is now southern France and it was here that they started to play music using stamps instead of drums. The first written reference to this dance comes from a poem by Marshal Gaucelm Faidit who lived around 1100.

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