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Le Lys

1934 (MIFF 1996, Reel Dance - Cinematheque de la Dance)

A serpentine dance interpreted by one of Loie Fuller's disciples This short film was part of the series La Fee'rie des Ballets Fantastiaues. The decision to film outside the studio, in natural light, means Le Lys, which from the outset was one of Loie Fuller's most renowned choreographies, has a remarkably modern aspect.

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