The Triadic Ballet
Costumes by Oskar Schlemmer
Feb 10-23, 2020 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM
The Bauhaus masterpieces on display in BP Hall
- Frank Gehry, display designer
- Oskar Schlemmer
About this Performance
The Triadic Ballet, a symbol of the Weimar era and modernism, was designed and choreographed by Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer. For a 1926 performance, Paul Hindemith composed musical accompaniment. This dance, performed by three dancers, uses the human body as a medium, experimenting with the interconnectedness of costumes, music, and movement, as well as space, color, and form. The sculptural costumes reduce the human figure to geometric, formal shapes, constraining the spatial movements of the three dancers. This exhibition of six of its iconic figurines is the first showing in the United States in more than thirty years. The installation, featuring a design by Frank Gehry, is co-organized with C. Raman Schlemmer and includes original film footage.
On display in Walt Disney Concert Hall's BP Hall from Feb 10–23, 10AM-2PM Monday–Saturday*.
*Exceptions: On February 20, BP Hall will be open from 2PM-5PM.
BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Programs, artists, dates, prices, and availability subject to change.
FEB 6–29 • 2 PROGRAMS, 12 EVENTS
The Weimar Republic
In the 1920s, Germany saw a remarkable cultural renaissance prior to the rise of Nazism. Intellectualism and modernism took root in the chaotic social and economic climate between world wars. The arts and sciences burst with imagination, queer identities were brought to the forefront, and the lines between high and low art were erased. Join in a wide-ranging look at this fascinating, turbulent time.
Max Beckmann, Paris Society, 1931. Oil on canvas, 43 x 69 1/8 inches (109.2 x 175.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.