Loïe Fuller ~ choreographed & performed dances in burlesque, vaudeville, and circus shows. An early free dance practitioner, Fuller developed her own natural movement and improvisation techniques. She combined her choreography with silk and developed costumes illuminated by multi-coloured lighting of her own design. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loie_Fuller
It can be difficult for adult students to remember the vast ballet vocabulary, especially when some of the sounds and phrases seem to blend together. Here are a handful of terms that can be confusing to the untrained ear, and what makes them different.