Watch Dance Meet Geometry in This 1920s German Ballet


Two figures meet each other face to face. The sharp edges of their geometric bodies are perfect for their precise movements and the lined universe that surrounds them. The entire scene is so perfectly mathematical, it may take you a couple of seconds to realize these are human dancers and not archaic animations. One of the most celebrated yet surprisingly obscure works associated with the Bauhaus School in Germany, The Triadic Ballet is an avant-garde exploration of space, dance, and the human body. It came from the brilliant mind of Oskar Schlemmer, a painter, sculptor, dancer, and designer, amongst many other things. Obsessed with the idea of freeing art from its restrictions, he used choreographed geography to push the boundaries of the way we use our body. His…

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Watch Dance Meet Geometry in This 1920s German Ballet

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