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Admin Admin on Friday, Dec 14, 2012
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Today's archival photo is of Loïe Fuller, the American dancer who was the toast of Paris in the early 20th century. Traveling with 14 electricians and hundreds of yards of silk, she was able to transform herself into a dragonfly, a lily, or a raging fire.
Fuller was just named an "Irreplaceable Dance Treasure" by the Dance Heritage Coalition along with 11 other dance figures (including Jacques d'Amboise, Garth Fagan, and more). This is the first time since the original 100 treasures were named in 1999 that names have been added. See an online exhibition of the honorees here: http://danceheritage.org/treasures.html. There are essays, photos, and other resources on the recent 12 additions, as well the first 100 honorees.