Serpentine dance is one of the earliest artistic forms in film history.
It was devised by Loïe Fuller in the 1890s and involved a performer wearing a light, voluminous costume with two sticks attached. The dancer would swish and twirl their costume using sticks, creating a fluid and graceful swirl of fabric.
“Serpentine” is a tribute to early cinema and its path to discovering the artistic value of motion.
Daniil Lebedev is a writer and filmmaker. Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, he studied literature and cinema in Paris. He is the author of experimental and documentary films, as well as several works for the theatre. He currently lives and works in Tbilisi.