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Das Triadische Ballet

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Das Triadische Ballet
A film in three parts after Oskar Schlemmer's dances/costumes:

Book and Choreography: Margarete Hasting, Franz Schömbs, Georg Verden.
Rehearsal: Hannes Winkler.
Reconstruction of the costumes: Margit Bárdy.
Art Consulting: Ludwig Grote, Xanti Schawinsky, Tut Schlemmer.
Dancers: Edith Demharter, Ralph Smolik, Hannes Winkler.
Music: Erich Ferstl.
Camera: Kurt Gewissen.
Cut: Johannes Nickel.
Production Director: Helmut Amann.
Production: Gottfried Just.

And a related video:

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And for those who haven't seen any of the original photos from 1924:

Oskar-Schlemmer_Das-Triadische-Ballett_B

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Thanks Pherank – especially for the photo which really captures the original feeling of the ensemble. I doubt though if Schlemmer would have chosen that vibrant a yellow that's in the first video. I went to a small, slightly dysfunctional Bauhaus school where we were always looking at his works and trying to be influenced by his color choices and austere linework.

Here is another set of short but incisive dance recreations, including one that may have influenced Merce Cunningham:

http://bauhausdances.org/POLE_DANCE.html

Also Schlemmer's Bauhaus stairway painting which used to hang near the Museum of Modern Art's own Bauhaus stairway – but apparently no longer on view ... with links to other Schlemmer works in the collection;

http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=80049

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Thanks Pherank – especially for the photo which really captures the original feeling of the ensemble. I doubt though if Schlemmer would have chosen that vibrant a yellow that's in the first video. I went to a small, slightly dysfunctional Bauhaus school where we were always looking at his works and trying to be influenced by his color choices and austere linework.

Here is another set of short but incisive dance recreations, including one that may have influenced Merce Cunningham:

http://bauhausdances.org/POLE_DANCE.html

Also Schlemmer's Bauhaus stairway painting which used to hang near the Museum of Modern Art's own Bauhaus stairway – but apparently no longer on view ... with links to other Schlemmer works in the collection;

http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=80049

Great links - thanks Quiggin. I enjoyed the "Bauhaus Dances".

I agree with you about the colors used for the Triadische Ballet . Aside from the metallic tones, most of the garish colors are probably not accurate, but I've not seen any color photos of the Triadische Ballet. These photos of a Triadische Ballet display at the Stuttgart Staatsgalerie may be more accurate:

http://friedrichstrasse.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html

There is also this illustration by Schlemmer: a figure plan for The Triadic Ballet, india ink, watercolor, zinc white, and bronze on paper, 1926

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Thanks so much for the additional illustrations -- I've seen the dances before, and some of the old film clips, but hadn't seen the drawings. A big treat!

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