Saturday, March 5, 2016

Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadisches Ballet

Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadisches Ballet (Triadic Ballet) is a modern movement performance in three parts.  Created in 1922, the geometrically composed and choreographed dancers of the Triadisches Ballet move in spatial relation to a trinity of costume, dance and music.

An interdisciplinary artist since childhood, in 1920, Schlemmer was invited by Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius, to head the sculpture and stage workshops at the Bauhaus, then located in Weimar, Germany

He had a unique and very distinguished career that saw many notable achievements.  And in many respects Schlemmer opitimized "Gesamtkunstwerk" in that he was one of the most versatile artists of the 20th century, creating costumes, murals, sculptures, drawings and paintings, as well as being a highly-effective educator.

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