The purpose of this competition is to design a stage set for a dance and music performance to be given at the Bauhaus stage in Dessau in December 2016. Since the Gropius Bauhaus was opened in 1925 Music and Dance was an important part of Bauhaus teaching complementing other disciplines such architecture painting textile or graphic design and sculpting.The most well-known exponent in the field of stage set and costume design was Oskar Schlemmer.
His designs for the Triadic Ballet combined both movement as well as geometry and music in a new understanding of space and movement in space. Designing at this historic location with suction into twine at musical as well as dance performance background surely is a challenge even today.
This is why the Dessau Institute of architecture graduate school together with the Bauhaus foundation and the theater on how to have decided to open up this possibility of creating a unique stage set to an International student body.
The goal of the competition is to find a stage set design that can be a meaningful and integral part of this year’s ballet performance on the historical stage.The year of 1916 marked the initiation of an artistic movement in Europe, today known as Dadaism.
Midpoint through the Great War artists in cities like Zurich, Berlin and Paris began to realize the madness and irrationality of mankind that turned places like Verdun into the killing fields of Europe.That is exploited this rationality.
At the same time its cooler was also to overcome the stringent rules within all academies of art music architecture and design. It is the aim of the Anhalt Theater Dance Group to enact a 45 minute ballet music performance on the Bauhaus stage which pays tribute to the centenary of DaDa
The aim of this competition is to create a space that will not only technically enable the performance but also strive to bind together music movement and space.
TitleBauhaus Stage – Experiments On Body And Space
TypeCompetition Announcement (Student Competitions)
Registration DeadlineJune 10, 2016 11:30 PM
Submission DeadlineJune 20, 2016 11:30 PM
VenueBauhaus Building in Dessau