Metalltanz

Object Details

Title:

Metalltanz

Artist/Maker(s):

T. Lux Feininger (American, born Germany 1910 - 2011)

Culture:

American

Date:

about 1928 - 1929

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

10.8 x 14.4 cm (4 1/4 x 5 5/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Estate of T. Lux Feininger

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Karla Grosch's performance ofMetalltanz, or "Dance in Metal," exploited the reflective properties of polished metal. The avant-garde performances produced by Oskar Schlemmer's Stage Workshop at the Bauhaus School are seen today as significant forerunners of modern performance art and multimedia theater.

The photographer T. Lux Feininger studied at the Bauhaus with Schlemmer, under whose direction theater and dance became popular and important aspects of the German school's program.

Exhibitions
Dance in Photography (February 2 to March 28, 1999)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 2 to March 28, 1999
Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939 (February 25, 2011 to March 11, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 25, 2011 to March 11, 2012
  • Arthur M. Sackler Museum, (Cambridge), March 30 to June 2, 2012
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    Audio: Metalltanz (Exhib: FEININGER)