Danse Serpentine

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Loie Fuller Art Nouveau dancer of the Folie Bergères, Paris, was famous for her performances where she would swirl billowing sails of silk as coloured lights shone upon her. Though she may not have been considered a technically gifted dancer she was known as the "magician of light".

This footage from the Library of Congress was recorded in 1896. Each frame has been handpainted in an attempt to recreate the coloured lights that danced with her.