Loie Fuller Celebration

May 10-13, 2012
Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street (between Houston & Prince)

Loie Fuller Celebration


Thursday – Saturday, May 10*-12 at 7:30pm  &  Saturday & Sunday, May 12** & 13 at 2:00pm

Tickets: $20 (adults); $15 (students/seniors); $10 kids (matinee performance only)
or call Joyce Charge: 212.242.0800

*Post-performance Talkback after Thursday, May 10 show
**Post-performance Participatory Workshop after Saturday, May 12 matinee

To celebrate the 150th birthday of modern-dance pioneer Loie Fuller (1862-1928), Time Lapse Dance presents a season honoring her legacy at Joyce SoHo, May 10-13, 2012. In tribute, Artistic Director Jody Sperling — internationally-recognized as the foremost interpreter of Fuller’s genre — offers a range of works varying in approach from reverential to experimental. The program features revivals of Roman Sketches (2007) and Turbulence (2011) as well as the premiere of a new biographical theater work.

Sat. May 12 Post-Matinee
Loie Fuller Turbulence Workshop: A Participatory Experience for Kids of All Ages, including Grown-ups
In this workshop, you’ll get a chance to experience “Turbulence” the way Loie Fuller did. We’ll practice basic scarf manipulations and then learn to billow and soar whether encountering a gentle breeze or a furious thunderstorm.

In conjunction with the season performances, the company presented a lecture at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on April 12, considering Fuller’s life and art in relation to contemporary cultural movements in dance, the visual arts and cinema.

Loie Fuller (1862-1928) created a unique art form by crafting mesmerizing, multi-media spectacles out of fabric, motion and light. With her swirling costumes and specially-engineered illuminations, this American-born artist enraptured fin de siècle Paris. A favorite subject of visual artists (Jules Chéret, Henri de Toulouse-Latrec, François-Raoul Larche, Pierre Roche, among others), she became the embodiment of the Art Nouveau movement. Fuller’s unprecedented success in Europe paved the way for the careers of later modern dancers, including Isadora Duncan, Maud Allan, and Ruth St. Denis. Fuller was influential, not just in fields of dance and the visual arts, but also in lighting design, stagecraft and cinema. Given the today’s preoccupation with technology and its origins, Fuller’s ingenious use of special effects has particular relevance. An independent, visionary artist, Fuller fashioned herself into one of her era’s most influential and celebrated performers.

This program is funded in part by public funds from
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.