Nucleus Portland

Lesley Barnes & Ross McAuley

Lesley Barnes & Ross McAuley
Glasgow, Scotland

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.


Bauhaus Ballet

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.

December 17, 2021 - January 10, 2022

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