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Carmencita,  circa 1890

Stage Name

Birth Name

"La Carmencita" n/a

   Carmencita was a very famous and popular Spanish Gypsy dancer during the 1890s. She traveled the world from Paris to the USA doing her Spanish dances such as the El Jaleo, Flamenco and Gypsy dances during the 1890's. John Singer Sargent was an avid admire ant artist who did many paintings of her.

   The Library of Congress states that: "Carmencita, with her Spanish dances, had become a celebrated stage star in 1889 and remained so until she returned to Europe at the end of 1894. Numerous journalists tried to describe her appeal. According to one New York Times reviewer, she was 'impossible and admirable,' while possessing an 'apparently untaught abandon rarer than grace'."

   Thomas Edison made a Kinetoscopic Record (a 1 minute film) of Carmencita and was titled same. It was one of the first in this line of new Films and the first to show dance on film. The filmmakers were W. K. L. Dickson and William Heise. Cast only consisted of Carmencita and was shot in mid March 1894. Because Carmencita exposed her

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legs during a spin which lead to the banning of kinetoscope parlors in several cities for a brief period of time as being too vulgar. However, these parlor Films had many brief visions that one wouldn't normally see during the time or in their part of the world such as circus acts, Clowns, kids, dancers, erotic scenes of the time such as a woman's legs, sites /local, wonders, etcetera which lead to their popularity.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

?Spain? n/a n/a n/a
       

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Sheet Music Covers

Music Titles

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Night Clubs

Theaters

Locations

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Films

Ballets / Stage

1894 - Carmencita (Edison) Koster & Bial's Music Hall [1890]
1897 - Carmencita (Germany)      
       

Dances

El Jaleo Spanish n/a n/a
Fandango    
Flamenco    

Dance Partners

Political

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Books, Magazine Articles on this dancer ...

Title

Author

Date Published

Publisher

Mentor Magazine Troy Kinney 12/1926 ??

Musicians

Bands

Singers

Artists

n/a n/a n/a John Singer Sargent
          Troy Kinney
             

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