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1890s Dance Movies

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Annabelle Serpentine Dance(1895)

2.9/5 (with 36 votes)

In a long, diaphanous skirt, held out by her hands with arms extended, Broadway dancer Annabelle Moore performs. Her dance emphasizes the movement of the flowing cloth. She moves to her right and left across an unadorned stage. Many of the prints were distributed in hand-tinted color.

Dickson Experimental Sound Film(1894)

1min | Music
3.2/5 (with 34 votes)

William K.L. Dickson plays the violin while two men dance. This is the oldest surviving sound film where sound is recorded on the phonograph.

The Conjurer(1899)

1min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 21 votes)

A film from Méliès has him playing a magician who does a few tricks including making a woman disappear.

Carmencita(1894)

NR
| 1min | Documentary
2.6/5 (with 22 votes)

The first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera and possibly the first woman to appear in a motion picture within the United States. In the film, Carmencita is recorded going through a routine she had been performing at Koster & Bial's in New York since February 1890.

Annabelle Butterfly Dance(1894)

2.7/5 (with 16 votes)

Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dances. For this performance, her costume has a pair of wings attached to her back, to suggest a butterfly. As she dances, she uses her long, flowing skirts to create visual patterns.

Buffalo Dance(1894)

2.2/5 (with 14 votes)

Long before Hollywood started painting white men red and dressing them as 'Injuns' Edison's company was using the genuine article! Featuring for what is believed to be the Native Americans first appearance before a motion picture camera 'Buffalo Dance' features genuine members of the Sioux Tribe dressed in full war paint and costume! The dancers are believed to be veteran members of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Filmed again at the Black Maria studios by both Dickson and Heise the 'Buffalo Dance' warriors were named as Hair Coat, Parts His Hair and Last Horse. Its quite strange seeing these movies at first they all stand around waiting to begin and as they start some of the dancers look at the camera in an almost sad way at having lost their way of life.

Sioux Ghost Dance(1894)

2.3/5 (with 11 votes)

From Edison films catalog: One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and war costumes. 40 feet. 7.50. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Buffalo dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and represent the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera.

Die Serpentintänzerin(1895)

2.2/5 (with 8 votes)

A young woman dancer with large, flowing robes, swirls round herself quickly, making her light robe flow around her like a butterfly's wings.

Directed by Max Skladanowsky

Italienischer Bauerntanz(1895)

1.9/5 (with 7 votes)

Two children, Ploetz and Larella, perform an Italian peasant dance.

Directed by Max Skladanowsky

Dancing Darkies(1896)

1min
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

"A company of little darkies showing off their paces to the music of the banjo.".

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