tracing O.S.

a performance in search of traces of Oskar Schlemmer

© photography Kiên Hoàng Lê

© photography Kiên Hoàng Lê

Oskar Schlemmer (1888-1943) was a painter, sculptor, director of the theatre workshop - and one of the most important artists - at the Bauhaus. His multifaceted work continues to inspire artists of all genres to this day. With tracing O.S:, the dancer and choreograoher Eva Baumann, the composer and double bassist Klaus Janek, the light artist Kurt Laurenz Theinert and the costume/set designer Katrin Wittig embark on a performance in search of traces of the legendary artist. They bring the spirit of Oskar Schlemmer and the Bauhaus back to the stage - through an experimental, abstract, subtle and absurd stage play. The little-known diary entires and letters of Schlemmer served as point of departure for the interdisciplinary expedition. It reveals the inner conflicts, whose conquest led to an artistic oeuvre without equal: painting or theatre, abstraction or figuration, human or technological. tracing O.S. takes up Schlemmer`s interdisciplinarity by bringing dance and light art together in a completely new combination: a costumed choreographic light concert.


concept, choreography, dance                                Eva Baumann
music, performance                                                     Klaus Janek
light/visual piano                                                            Kurt Laurenz Theinert
costume objects                                                           Katrin Wittig

World premier                                                                 march 27th , 2015, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Performances/Touring                                                Uferstudios Berlin
Bauhaus Dessau/Bauhaus Stage
"Raumwelten.Platform for scenography, architecture and media"
at the Academy of Performing Arts Ludwigsburg,
                                                                                            Theater Rampe Stuttgart

tracing O.S. is a production by eva baumann tanz/produktionen and is co-produced by the Bauhaus Dessau/Bauhaus Stage and the Produktionszentrum Tanz+Performance Stuttgart e.V. In cooperation with Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.

tracing O.S. was sponsored by the Innovationsfonds by the Ministry for Science, Research and Art in Baden -Württemberg, the Cultural Affairs Office for the City of Stuttgart, the Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung and the Daimler AG.


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