a performance in search of traces of Oskar Schlemmer
tracing O.S. is a transformation of Oskar Schlemmer's experimental Bauhaus stage into a contemporary costumed choreographic light concert. The piece is not a reinterpretation or reconstruction of Schlemmer's work, but a transfer of the artist's thoughts and experiences at the Bauhaus stage into the present media art, music and dance context.
The source of inspiration for the interdisciplinary expedition is Schlemmer's little-known diary notes and letters. 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 interdisciplinary approach. In the interplay and dialogue of the disciplines dance, music, costume objects and light, a multi-layered staging emerges that deals with Oskar Schlemmer's ideas from today`s perspective.
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
FITZ! Theater animierter Formen, 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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