Bauhaus Ballet: A Dance of Geometry




During the past month, the Great Big Story has released a series of videos that revisit the design aesthetic of the Bauhaus movement. Their first video explored the radical buildings designed by Bauhaus architects. A second focused on the legacy of minimalist Bauhaus furniture. And now a third takes as its subject Oskar Schlemmer’s 1922 “Triadic Ballet”–a ballet famous for putting geometry and structure into dance. The video above shows the “Bayerisches Junior Ballet München as they prepare to bring Bauhaus center stage again.” You can watch a full recreation of the ballet and learn much more about Schlemmer’s experimental production by reading this post from our archive.

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