Weirdly Wonderful Costumes From Oskar Schlemmer’s Das Triadische Ballett (1922)

On 30 September 1922, Oskar Schlemmer, leading light of the Bauhaus school, staged his Das Triadisches Ballett” (The Triadic Ballet) in Donaueschingen, Germany. This odd multi-media show toured from 1922 until around 1936. The ballet’s dances are largely forgotten. But the show’s ornamental costumes made to Schlemmer’s designs remain mesmerising.

 

 Oskar Schlemmer's ''Das Triadische Ballett

 

 Oskar Schlemmer's ''Das Triadische Ballett

Oskar Schlemmer’s ”Das Triadische Ballett

 

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At the 'Bauhaus Art as Life' exhibition at The Barbican on May 2, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition, containing 400 works of painting, sculpture, architecture, film and photography, celebrates the famous modern art and design school from the 1920s.

At the ‘Bauhaus Art as Life’ exhibition at The Barbican on May 2, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition, containing 400 works of painting, sculpture, architecture, film and photography, celebrates the famous modern art and design school from the 1920s.

 

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Although the following Schlemmer costumes were not in the ballet we thought you’d enjoy seeing them:

 

 Neue Sachlichkeit Party, 1926

Neue Sachlichkeit Party, 1926

Stelzenläufer, 1927

Stelzenläufer, 1927

Uncredited Photographer Oskar Schlemmer’s “Das Triadische Ballet,” Stuttgart, Germany 1922

Uncredited Photographer Oskar Schlemmer’s “Das Triadische Ballet,” Stuttgart, Germany 1922

Oskar Schlemmer 1933

Oskar Schlemmer 1933