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© Estate of T. Lux Feininger

T. Lux Feininger
American, about 1928 - 1929
Gelatin silver print
4 1/4 x 5 5/8 in.
84.XM.127.24

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Karla Grosch's performance of Metalltanz, 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.