Credited today as the pioneer of modern dance, Loie Fuller (1862-1928) was perennially broke, spent most of her life with a female partner, and never questioned her drive. When Fuller heard about Marie Curie's discovery of a glowing blue element, she dreamed of using it to dazzle audiences on stage. Here Liz Heinecke tells the true story of the performance artist and the scientist, two revolutionary women drawn together at the dawn of a new era by a singular discovery, and the lifelong friendship that grew out of their shared passion for enlightenment.
Radiant: The Dancer, the Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light
Author: Liz Heinecke.