The XX century was generous with artistic experiments, performances, plexus of different types of art, plotless, symbolic, abstract, provocative actions. But with all this defiant diversity, there is one theatrical production a century ago that still looks avant-garde and bold. It is periodically revived by choreographers for contemporary theater festivals and is constantly quoted: in fashion collections, in photographs, design, stage images. This is Oscar Schlemmer’s Triadic ballet, which premiered in Stuttgart in 1922.
“Triadic ballet” was actually an experimental student production, but, like most of the developments conceived and carried out within the walls of the Bauhaus, it became a cult work and changed not only theatrical art, but also design, painting and sculpture. Continue reading