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By Loui Fuller

A superb advent to Loie Fuller via the goddess of sunshine herself. whereas she does bend the reality right here and there the tale she has to proportion is fantastic. by the point she used to be in her sixties Fuller used to be a world big name renown not just for her marvelous 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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My new manager offered me, for this tour, an engagement at fifty dollars a week. I accepted, making it a condition that I should be featured on the placards, in order to regain in a measure the prestige I had lost. A few days after I joined the company and made my first appearance at a distance from New York. appeared before country audiences, feverishly counting the hours until I should at last have my chance in the big city. For six weeks I 38 SUCCESS During this tour, contrary to the conditions I had imposed, I The was not featured.

Around the followed all the time was gliding stage, with quickening steps, him faster and faster. At and I last, transfixied in a state of ecstasy, I let myself drop at his 31 FIFTEEN YEARS OF A DANCER'S LIFE feet, completely enveloped in a cloud of the light material. The audience encored the scene, and then encored it again so loudly and so often that we had to come back twenty times, or more. We were on the road about six weeks. Then came our opening in one of the New York suburbs, — where Mr.

I wanted to go to a city where, as I had been told, educated people w^ould like my dancing and would accord a place in the realm of art. I was making at this time one hundred and fifty dollars a week and I had just been offered five it 46 A DANCE AT SEA hundred. I decided, nevertheless, to sign a con- tract with the manager that guaranteed me of the German theatre sixty-five dollars instead of hundred. But the objective, after a tour in Europe, was Paris While I was dancing in New York I had to begin five !

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