Project Description

Deborah Slater on Loie Fuller

Meet serpentine dancer Loie Fuller! She pioneered modern dance using fabric, cutting-edge lighting technology and her own genius to revolutionize dance. Choreographer Deb Slater tells us about Loie’s lasting impact.


Director: Julie Hébert
DP: Sevdije Kastrati
Sound: Corryn Deegan
Producer: Courtney Graham
Editor: Jan Northrop
Mix: Daniel Raphael


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Deborah Slater


Deborah Slater is the Artistic Director of Deborah Slater Dance Theater, a visually gorgeous, acrobatic, talking dance company, dedicated to exploring social issues through collaborations in dance, text and music. Subjects include sleep, life after war, the death of a loved one and a near death experience. Next up, civility… Recent awards include the 2015 Della Davidson Prize for Innovations in Dance & Theater, two IZZIES in 2016 for Special Achievement and Visual Design for DSDT’s 25 th Anniversary performance of PRIVATE LIFE, NEA & Rainin Fdn Grants in 2017, an IZZIE nomination for Darren Johnston’s music for TIME’S ARROW in 2018, and Rainin, Mazza & Fleishhacker grants for their upcoming 30thAnniversary Productions.

Loie Fuller


Loie Fuller was an American actress and dancer who was a pioneer of both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques