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Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | 1 April 1895 (USA)
Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.
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Annabelle Moore ... Herself (as Annabelle)
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.

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dance | wings | dance routine | leg | kick | See All (14) »

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Documentary | Short

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 April 1895 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annabelle No. 2 See more »

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Silent

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Black and White | Color (hand-tinted)

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1.33 : 1
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One of the first color films, albeit hand-tinted. See more »

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Also available in a hand-tinted colorized version. See more »

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Featured in Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008) See more »

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Dance As Essentially Cinematic
2 December 2013 | by kurosawakiraSee all my reviews

One of the earliest surviving films, and most certainly among the first hand-tinted, "Annabelle Serpentine Dance" (1895) is a purely cinematic feast, a celebration of motion and color. Annabelle Moore, a Broadway dancer, is dressed in white, flowing robes that change color as the dance progresses.

Several other contemporary serpentine dance films exist. It's fascinating how early cinema saw dance as essentially cinematic and most certainly made it so for us. Hypnotic and brilliant, this film, no matter how elementary it might seem for people accustomed to narrative cinema, exudes an acute understanding of what works visually.


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