Serpentinen Tanz

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Serpentinen Tanz
Directed by Max Skladanowsky
Produced by Max Skladanowsky
Cinematography Max Skladanowsky
Release dates
  • November 1, 1895 (1895-11-01)
Running time
6 seconds
Country German Empire
Language Silent

Serpentinen Tanz (also known as Serpentine Tanz) is an 1895 German short black-and-white silent documentary film, directed and produced by Max Skladanowsky, one of the German-born brothers responsible for inventing the bioskop.

It was one of a series of films produced to be projected by a magic lantern and formed part of the Wintergarten Performances, the first projections of film in Europe to a paying audience. The film titles for the initial program were: Italienischer Bauerntanz, Komisches Reck, Serpentinen Tanz, Der Jongleur Paul Petras, Das Boxende Känguruh, Akrobatisches Potpourri, Kamarinskaja, Ringkampf and Apotheose. Each film lasted approximately 6 seconds and would be repeated several times.[1]

In 1995 this film was incorporated into Gebrüder Skladanowsky a drama telling the story of the Skladanowsky Brothers and the early days of German film projection..


  1. ^ "Max Skladanowsky". Who's Who of Victorian Cinema. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 

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