Caroline Hipple Holpin – Dansa Serpentina

What a wonderful time this “skirt dancer” appears to be having. You can’t help but notice her infectious smile! In the style of Loie Fuller and Annabelle Moore, we see the voluminous yards of flowing fabric as it catches the light with the dancer’s movements. (The film is obviously hand tinted.) The dancer supposedly is Caroline Hipple Holpin, known as Papinta the Flame Dancer, whose performances became very popular throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa in the early […]

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