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  • Annabelle Moore – Serpentine Dance (1894, Edison)

    Annabelle Moore – Serpentine Dance (1894, Edison)

    Annabelle Moore, silent film actress and dancer, was the original Gibson Girl in the Ziegfeld Follies. She made several films for Edison and Biograph. A follower of Loie Fuller, Ms Moore dances in true Fuller style. Her films were often hand colored, enjoying such popularity that many became so worn they had to be re-done. If you enjoy early film dance and the beginnings of modern dance, please like then share this with others.

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  • Butterfly Dance – Annabelle Moore

    Butterfly Dance – Annabelle Moore

    This is from a “dance film” made in the mid to late 1890s for American Mutoscope. The dancer, Annabelle Moore, dances in the style of Loie Fuller in her theatrical use of color, movement, lighting, and fabric. The choreography is graceful, but, of course, it’s a different kind of grace than we know today. And certainly the modern dance technique of today is far different than anything we could have expected in the late 1800s. But this video is probably […]

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