Dance

Discovering Loie Fuller

When: Thu., March 2, 5 p.m. 2017

Loïe Fuller was a woman out of time and place in 1880s America. A brilliant dancer who pioneered improvisational techniques as well as patenting color gels and lighting set-ups, she was barely understood by her home country. Paris took to Fuller's innovations and modern dance right away, and she quickly befriended many visual artists such as Jules Chéret and Pal Meunier, who were fascinated by her use of lighting, flowing fabrics and new movements. Fuller effectively created modern dance and helped promote her new art by aiding young dancers such as Isadora Duncan. Jody Sperling, artistic director of Time Lapse Dance, shares her unmatched knowledge of Fuller's work with Professor of Art History Elizabeth C. Childs today at 5 p.m. in the program Art Inspiring Dance: Discovering Loïe Fuller. The discussion is followed by a Fuller-inspired dance performance at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Washington University's campus (1 Brookings Drive; www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu). Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission