By Loui Fuller
An excellent creation to Loie Fuller through the goddess of sunshine herself. whereas she does bend the reality right here and there the tale she has to proportion is astounding. by the point she was once in her sixties Fuller used to be a world superstar renown not just for her brilliant mild centric dances, illusionary innovations, and lights designs yet for her public relationships with French heads of country and the Queen of Romania.
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All my Paris ! saved and troubles were coming to an was the port after storm, the harbour of refuge after the furious rage of life's tempest. And I thought in my simplicity that I was going to conquer this great Paris that I had so long coveted. In America I had often danced on important stages during the intervals between operatic acts, and would be the same in Paris. Accordingly upon my arrival, which occurred in October, 1892, even before going to my room at the Grand Hotel, I instructed my agent, Mr.
Dancer,'' my rival, I awaited the my robber — ^for " serpentine she was a not, she who was stealing not dances but all my beautiful dreams ? my Finally she came out. I trembled all over. Cold perspiration appeared on my temples. I shut my eyes. When I reopened them I saw there on robber, was she only i> 53 FIFTEEN YEARS OF A DANCER'S UFE the stage one of my contemporaries who, some time before, in the United States, having borrowed money from me had neglected to repay it. She on borrowing, that was all.
Four performances ? That is hardly enough/^ my agent ventured to remark. " Influenced by the voice and bearing of a man wha had formerly played the part of Mephistopheles on the stage which he now directed, Mr. Stein did not dare to make further inquiries. The impression made upon me by the terms that my agent brought back is easily imagined. To accept four appearances a month, even if M. Gailhard actually made a proposition to that effect, was not to be thought of. That, from a. pecuniaiy standpoint, was altogether insufficient.
15 Years of a Dancer's Life by Loui Fuller