Grad Art


Color, Light, and Movement in the Dances of Loïe Fuller–Jody Sperling

In this special artist demonstration, New York-based choreographer and dancer Jody Sperling presents a performance of solo dances in tribute to Loïe Fuller (1862–1928), a visionary artist whose performances drew on the light-play of Impressionism to create a new dance genre by combining billowing costumes with dazzling lights and projections. Sperling’s performance and discussion explore Fuller’s light-filled legacy in art, dance, and cinema.

At the turn of the twentieth century, Loïe Fuller (born Marie Louise Fuller) brought dance to the cutting edge of modernity, with energy and ambition that made her one of the most influential American women of her era. Her influence can be seen in such artistic movements as Art Nouveau, Symbolism, Cubism, and Futurism.

Sunday, November 5  1:00-2:00pm

Manton Auditorium