SERPENTINE DANCE

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A “Skirt Dance” (a popular vaudeville attraction) performed by Annabelle Moore.

This film was shown at Wellington’s first public screening of motion pictures, held at the Exchange Hall, 28 October 1896.

“But the palm among the pictures must be accorded to a skirt dance..., the limelight effects of which were beautifully rendered, while the grace of the evolutions far exceeded any dancing we have seen in New Zealand.” (Evening Post, 29 October, 1896)

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Year 1895

Reference number F2909

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Genre Performance

Duration 0:00:58

Production company Edison Manufacturing Co.

Credits Camera: Wkl Dickson
Camera: William Heise
Dancer: Annabelle Moore
Dancer: [ Carmengita ]