Lo Hesse, Rollenporträt

Franz Xaver Setzer :: Lo Hesse, Rollenporträt | Role portrait, undated. (Primula Vera) | src Theatermuseum Wien
Franz Xaver Setzer :: Lo Hesse, Rollenporträt | Role portrait, undated. (Primula Vera) | src Theatermuseum Wien
Franz Xaver Setzer :: Lo Hesse, Rollenporträt | Role portrait, undated. (Primula Vera) | src Theatermuseum Wien

German dancer and model Lo Hesse was the muse of German Avant-garde designer Walter Schnackenberg in the 1910s. She was known for her extravagantly costumed performances with famed dancer Joachim von Seewitz.

Walter Schnackenberg :: Ballet und Pantomime 'Primula Vera' (Lo Hesse), plate # 7, 1920. | src 1st dibs
Walter Schnackenberg :: Ballet und Pantomime ‘Primula Vera’ (Lo Hesse), plate # 7, 1920. | src 1st dibs

“Schnackenberg was a regular contributor to the German magazines Jugend and Simplicissimus before devoting himself to the design of stage scenery and costumes. In the artist’s theatrical work, his mastery of form, ornamentation, and Orientalism became increasingly evident. He excelled at combining fluid Art Nouveau outlines, with spiky Expressionist passages, and the postures and patterns of the mysterious East.”

Mlles Midzenty et Losch, 1923

Atelier Setzer :: Mlles Midzenty (sic) et Losch du ballet de l’Opéra de Vienne, dans la Légende de Joseph. La Danse, déc. 1923. | src CND ~ Médiathèque

Carina Ari i Anitras dans, 1922

Studio Setzer (Wien) :: Carina Ari [Maria Karina Viktoria Jansson (Stockholm, 1897 – Buenos Aires, 1970)] in Anitra’s dance, 1922 | src Dansmuseet
Carina Ari i Anitras dans, Svenska Baletten, foto: Studio Isabey, Paris, ca. 1922. | src Dansmuseet on IG
Carina Ari (*) dans la danse d’Anitra, Divertissement, 1921. Photo Isabey © BmO / BnF. | src Les Ballets Suédois 1920-1925. Une compagnie d’avant-garde (2014) at Palais Garnier
(*) Maria Karina Viktoria Jansson (Stockholm, 1897 – Buenos Aires, 1970)

‘Die JosefsLegende’, 1922

Franz Xaver Setzer :: ‘Die Josefslegende’ by Richard Strauss. Dancers of the Vienna State Opera. Standing f.l.t.r.: Riki Raab; Anna Horvath and Hilde Steinlein. Front f.l.t.r.: Maria Mindszenty; Tilly Losch and Hedy Pfundmayr. Vienna, 1922. (Archiv Setzer-Tschiedel) | src and hi-res Getty Images