Anita Berber, 1922-23

Harry Täuber :: Anita Berber, 1920s. From:
Anita Berber und Sebastian Droste :: ‘Die Tänze des Lasters, des Grauens und der Ekstase’ (Dances of Vice, Horror & Ecstasy), Gloriette-Verlag, Vienna, 1923. This compendium of texts, poems, drawings and photographs is a rare contemporary document of the ‘decadent’ twenties. The book outlines a dance performance entitled ‘Die Tänze des Lasters, des Grauens und der Ekstase’ (Dances of Vice, Horror & Ecstasy) that Anita Berber performed with her husband Sebastian Droste (real name Willy Knobloch). The performances took place at the Vienna Konzerthaus in 1922. The illustrated section of the book consists of photographs of the authors by Viennese Atelier d’Ora (Dora Kallmus & Arthur Benda), drawings by Anita Berber and illustrations by Harry Täuber. | src 16th Ostlicht Photo Auction

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