01 January 2010

j'adore Loie!!!!!!!!!

some suggest that her dancing was simply an illusion... that her skills as a dancer were not really up to snuff...that her enchantment of fin de si├Ęcle Paris was more of a parlor trick than true talent...but I beg to differ. Loie Fuller twirled off the precipice of modern dance while the others simply teetered on the edge. She infused dance with mystery and sensuality and became a muse to Toulouse-Lautrec and Pierre Roche amongst many others. Her light and fabric show was a multi-media extravaganza when there were only a few "media" to unite. This "Electric Salome" has been a favorite of mine for years...but this chilly winter she is the inspiration behind a new line to debut shortly at t8designs...stay tuned!

happy new year!