Triadic Ballet (first premiered in Stuttgart, 1922), a work by Bauhaus painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer Oskar Schlemmer based on the mystical idea of the trinity, in which his idea of the abstract geometry of the body led to the fantastical design of the costumes.
“Life has become so mechanized, thanks to machines and a technology which our senses cannot possibly ignore, that we are intensely aware of man as a machine and the body as a mechanism. In art, especially in painting we are witnessing a search for the roots and sources of all creativity; this grows out of the bankruptcy brought on by excessive refinement.”

Triadic Ballet (first premiered in Stuttgart, 1922), a work by Bauhaus painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer Oskar Schlemmer based on the mystical idea of the trinity, in which his idea of the abstract geometry of the body led to the fantastical design of the costumes.

Life has become so mechanized, thanks to machines and a technology which our senses cannot possibly ignore, that we are intensely aware of man as a machine and the body as a mechanism. In art, especially in painting we are witnessing a search for the roots and sources of all creativity; this grows out of the bankruptcy brought on by excessive refinement.”