Loïe Fuller: Research

Ola Maciejewska

Ola Maciejewska’s first solo performance Loie Fuller: Research reactivates famous serpentine dances invented by Loie Fuller, a controversial figure in the Western dance tradition who merged dance with special effects to metamorphose into a flame, ocean waves, and other natural phenomena by incorporating yards of silk attached to bamboo wands. Maciejewska confronts the myth of the icon, its paradoxes, and the untraceable. In this work, the question of how dance relates to its own past is at stake. By archiving dance through the body the work builds on a singular approach to dance history, transmission, and emancipation.