December 17 - January 10, 2021
Gallery Opening: Dec 17 / 4pm - 7pm
Lesley Barnes & Ross McAuley
These figures, made by Lesley Barnes and Ross McAuley, were inspired by the multifaceted German artist Oskar Schlemmer's 1922 Triadic Ballet. This 'Bauhaus Ballet' was a far cry from the delicate tutus and choreography of traditional ballet. The avant-garde performance consisted of three dancers, twelve movements and eighteen bold, sculptural costumes. His colourful geometric shapes playfully explored the relationship between the body and space by challenging and restricting the dancers.
The figures were first made to celebrate the release of Lesley's book, Bauhaus Ballet, a pop-up celebration of Oskar Schlemmer's work.
Our figures are handmade in Glasgow from beechwood. These all-new designs were produced especially for the exhibition at Nucleus Portland.