1920s: Bauhaus Stage Costumes

Das Triadische Ballet, 1924

Stelzenläufer, 1927

Bauhaus Stage Workshop, 1928

Bauhaus Stage Workshop, 1928

Metal Party, 1929

"Nonsense Soldier", Costume for the Metal Party, 1929

Costume for the Neue Sachlichkeit Party, 1926

“The Bauhaus was held together as much by  social gatherings and festivities as by Gropius’s vision for a new art school. These celebrations promoted contact between school and public, giving free rein to masters and students to demonstrate creativity and design invention, conceiving invitations, posters, costumes and decorations.

“The Bauhaus parties moved from improvisations and seasonal Festivals to spectacular and monumental stage productions in Dessau. The highpoint was in 1929 with the resplendent Metal Party. They entered the building by sliding down a large chute that deposited them in the first of several rooms decorated with silver spherical balls”

- Barbican Art Gallery, 2012. Bauhaus: Art as Life. Koenig Books

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