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Reimagining Loie Fuller's Ballet of Light

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Reimagining Loie Fuller's Ballet of Light details Jody Sperling's Residency at the University of Wyoming and her historical reimagination of Loie Fuller's Ballet of Light.

International performing sensation and innovator, Loie Fuller, staged her original Ballet of Light in 1909. Close to one hundred years later, dance scholar Jody Sperling is commissioned to revive this work at the University of Wyoming. Without notation or musical score to ensure accuracy, Ms. Sperling employs archival research, collaboration, and creativity in this historic reimagination of Ms. Fullers work. The documentary, Reimagining Loie Fullers Ballet of Light, provides insight into the life and work of Loie Fuller, investigates the creative process of reimagining a historic work of dance, and documents the full performance of Ballet of Light. Featuring: The Dancers of the University of Wyoming Department of Theater and Dance.


Documentary by UW Television
Producers: Margaret Wilson and Ali Grossman
Director and Editor: Ali Grossman, UWTV
Cameras: Ali Grossman, Steve Costin, and Ben Froidevaux
Voiceover artist: Mary Jung

Choreography: Jody Sperling
Music performed by: Jeffrey Middleton
Stage Projections: Roger Hanna
Dancers: Elizabeth Bramlett, Nikki Canete, Katrina Despain, Alex Flori, Jonathan Hedger, Katelyn Metzger, Tiffany Forrester, Stephanie Thomas, Lauren Winstead.
Funding for the reenactment provided by American Masterpieces Dance College Component with funding from New England Foundation for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Copyright 2009, University of Wyoming
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Reimagining Loie Fuller's Ballet of Light details Jody Sperling's Residency at the University of Wyoming and her historical reimagination of Loie Fuller's Ballet of Light.

International performing sensation and innovator, Loie Fuller, staged her original Ballet of Light in 1909. Close to one hundred years later, dance scholar Jody Sperling is commissioned to revive this work at the University of Wyoming. Without notation or musical score to ensure accuracy, Ms. Sperling employs archival research, collaboration, and creativity in this historic reimagination of Ms. Fullers work. The documentary, Reimagining Loie Fullers Ballet of Light, provides insight into the life and work of Loie Fuller, investigates the creative process of reimagining a historic work of dance, and documents the full performance of Ballet of Light. Featuring: The Dancers of the University of Wyoming Department of Theater and Dance.


Documentary by UW Television
Producers: Margaret Wilson and Ali Grossman
Director and Editor: Ali Grossman, UWTV
Cameras: Ali Grossman, Steve Costin, and Ben Froidevaux
Voiceover artist: Mary Jung

Choreography: Jody Sperling
Music performed by: Jeffrey Middleton
Stage Projections: Roger Hanna
Dancers: Elizabeth Bramlett, Nikki Canete, Katrina Despain, Alex Flori, Jonathan Hedger, Katelyn Metzger, Tiffany Forrester, Stephanie Thomas, Lauren Winstead.
Funding for the reenactment provided by American Masterpieces Dance College Component with funding from New England Foundation for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
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