EDISON BUTTERFLY DANCE

by William Kennedy Laurie DICKSON & William HEISE
1900 / 35mm / color-b&w / silent / 1S / 1' 29

This is a collection of performances presented by the dancer Annabelle on the set of the Black Maria, the first film studio, opened in 1893 by Thomas Edison.
Dressed in light veils and decorated with whimsical antennae, she takes up the style of dance popularized by Loïe Fuller three years earlier, which emphasizes wide arm movements trailed by veils that twirl and inflate with air.


Producer: EDISON MANUFACTURING CO.

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 10,00 €