We present at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion a small sample of Trias, a show based on the triadic ballets of the Bauhaus arising from what Oskar Schlemmer in 1916 inspired the request of a couple of dancers from Stuttgart to put sculptures in dance. From these reflections arose the figures of the triadic Ballet that passed to posterity as a product of the Bauhaus that marked in a decisive way its scenic aesthetics.
One of the dancers of Theater der Klänge makes a staging by understanding and interpreting this work as a contemporary creation and turns the dance back into a celebration of the Bauhaus this time on the occasion of its centenary.
Theater der Klänge is an independent company, which according to its director J.U. Lensing, probably works in a way quite similar to what Schlemmer did in his day: reduction to what is possible to do in a small atelier, small cast, modest resources, have fun with what they do, aspire to get the best possible result in these conditions and … make a contribution to the theater of contemporary music and dance.
The figurine “Hands of ball” has been reconstructed with the maximum possible fidelity in the details following the conserved sketches and some historical photos of Oskar Schlemmer. The accompanying choreography, composed by Jacqueline Fischer, and the music of Thomas Wansing are new and were created between 2014 and 2015 for the Theater der Klänge in Dusseldorf following the spirit of the twenties.