Costumes of the Bauhaus and The Triadic Ballet. For Jacques Garzon.

“The idea of the ballet was based on the principle of the trinity. It has 3 acts, 3 participants (2 male, 1 female), 12 dances and 18 costumes. Each act had a different colour and mood. The first three scenes, against a lemon yellow background to affect a cheerful, burlesque mood; the two middle scenes, on a pink stage, festive and solemn and the final three scenes, on black, were intended to be mystical and fantastic”.

The Triadic Ballet

Dance of forms (Oskar Schlemmer, Werner Siedhoff, Walter Kaminsky).Costumes by Kazimir Malevich

Bauhaus costumes by Oskar Schlemmer, for the Triadic Ballet.

Theatrical costumes from Bauhaus in Dessau

Ursula Falke in a pose from  Der Prinz  (1925).
Photograph by Richard Luksch (Hamburg),
from Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe.

Image from Schlemmer’s  The Triadic Ballet ,
ca. 1925. Photo source unknown.

Karla Grosch performing Metalltanz  (1929)
at the Bauhaus experimental theatre
studio in Dessau, from OS, 93.

oskar schlemmer

oskar schlemmer

oskar schlemmer as “The Turk” in the Triadic Ballet 1922



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