Monday, 25 May 2009

First yellow, then pink, and finally black

The historically important Das Triadische Ballett by Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943) premiered in 1922. During Schlemmer's tenure at the Bauhaus, 1921-1929, the ballet became a symbol of the new school's ethos.

If today's arts love the machine, technology and organization, if they aspire to precision and reject anything vague and dreamy, this implies an instinctive repudiation of chaos and a longing to find the form appropriate to our times. - Oskar Schlemmer

Now playing: David Bowie - Let's Dance
via FoxyTunes


John hopper said...

Thanks for that. I have always loved the concept, costumes and overall look of the whole Triadische ballet and even a few youtube clips made my day!

Renee Finberg said...

your new banner is great.

Urban Flea said...

Those are fabulous. Such a deep source of inspiration, thank you so much for sharing my dear!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

Errant Aesthete said...

I adore everything about this. The costumes, the dance, the philosophy, all so quintessentially Bauhaus. Lovely. As is your new banner.

Rose C'est La Vie said...

Sensational! Never thought I'd see those Oskar Schlemmer costumes come to life. Thank you. I wonder if Leigh Bowery saw these films?

thombeau said...

These vids are great!

As well you know, of course, that the top photo is also the Fabulon Board of Directors.