Past Event

The Works of Pioneer Modern Dancer Loie Fuller

Join MOMENTA Performing Arts Company for a lecture/performance of Loie Fuller‘s works “Lily of the Nile,” “Fire Dance,” and “Night.”

This is the first and only reconstruction of Fuller‘s seminal performance in New York City in 1896 and is the first complete statement of her fully developed aesthetic.

Each of Fuller‘s performances will be video documented for distribution on DVD in 2008.

This event is presented by MOMENTA, Inc. and is funded, in part, by a major-grant from the Illinois Humanities Council.


Loie Fuller (1.15.1862– 1.1.1928) was a pioneer of both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques. Born in the Chicago suburb of Fullersburg, now Hinsdale, IL, Fuller began her theatrical career as a professional child actress and later choreographed and performed dances in burlesque (as a skirt dancer), vaudeville, and circus shows. An early free dance practitioner, Fuller developed her own natural movement and improvisation techniques. Fuller combined her choreography with silk costumes illuminated by multi-coloured lighting of her own design. Visit wikipedia for more information.

Cost: $20/person

For more information, please contact Stephanie Clemens at 708-848-4181.