Studio di espressioni e movenze

Giannina Censi, Aerodance, Aerodanze, Aerodanza
Giannina Censi. Espressioni e studio di movenze : figurazione bacchica ottenuta coll'estremo movimento delle gambe e delle braccia. 2 [1933 ?]
Giannina Censi. Espressioni e studio di movenze : figurazione bacchica ottenuta coll’estremo movimento delle gambe e delle braccia. 2 [1933 ?] In verso nota ms. | src Fondo Giannina Censi · Mart
Espressioni e studio di movenze : movenze e flessioni del corpo associate a movimenti delle braccia, intesi a dare espressione ed eleganza ai diversi tempi di una danza. 3 [1933 ?]
Espressioni e studio di movenze : movenze e flessioni del corpo associate a movimenti delle braccia, intesi a dare espressione ed eleganza ai diversi tempi di una danza. 3 [1933 ?] | src Fondo Giannina Censi · Mart

Pubblicata in Poggi Longostrevi G., Cultura fisica della donna ed estetica femminile. Milano: Hoepli, 1933, p.238; Vaccarino E., (a cura di) Giannina Censi: danzare il futurismo. Milano: Electa; Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, 1998, p.45. La sg. contraddistingue una stampa recente dell’originale. La data indicata si riferisce a quest’ultimo

Margo Lion’s portraits

Privatfoto von Margo Lion, from a Fotoalbum (1920-1932). From Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst, Berlin
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Privatfoto von Margo Lion, from a Fotoalbum (1920-1932). From Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst, Berlin
Privatfoto von Margo Lion, from a Fotoalbum (1920-1932). From Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst, Berlin
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Privatfoto von Margo Lion, from a Fotoalbum (1920-1932). From Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst, Berlin
Privatfoto von Margo Lion, from a Fotoalbum (1920-1932). From Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst, Berlin
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Privatfoto von Margo Lion, from a Fotoalbum (1920-1932). From Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst, Berlin
Atelier Willinger :: Porträtfoto von Margo Lion, signiert (Seitenprofil). | src Akademie fur Künst
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Atelier Willinger :: Porträtfoto von Margo Lion, signiert (Seitenprofil). | src Akademie fur Künst
Privatfoto von Margo Lion, from a Fotoalbum (1920-1932). From Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst, Berlin
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Privatfoto von Margo Lion, from a Fotoalbum (1920-1932). From Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst, Berlin
Porträt und Atelierfoto von Margo Lion. Postkarte, signiert. | src Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst
Porträt und Atelierfoto von Margo Lion. Postkarte, signiert. | src Marcellus Schiffer und Margo Lion Archiv at Akademie der Künst

Anita Berber as a poetess

Tänzerin und Schauspielerin Anita Berber, Rollenporträt, undtiert. (Photo © Ullstein Bild | src Getty Images
Tänzerin und Schauspielerin Anita Berber, Rollenporträt, undtiert. (Photo © Ullstein Bild | src Getty Images
Tänzerin und Schauspielerin Anita Berber, Rollenporträt, undtiert. (Photo © Ullstein Bild | src Getty Images
Tänzerin und Schauspielerin Anita Berber, Rollenporträt, undtiert. | src Welt.de

Anita Berber Dichterin: Die offen bisexuelle Anita Berber tanzte und provozierte nicht nur, sondern betätigte sich auch als Lyrikerin. In ihrem Gedicht “Orchideen” etwa heißt es: “Ich küsste und kostete jede bis zum Schluss / Alle alle starben an meinen roten Lippen / An meinen Händen / An meiner Geschlechtslosigkeit / Die doch alle Geschlechter in sich hat / Ich bin blass wie Mondsilber.”

Anita Berber as a poetess: The openly bisexual Anita Berber not only danced and provoked, but also was as a poet. In her poem “Orchids”, for example, it says: “I kissed and tasted each one to the end / All died on my red lips / On my hands / On my genderlessness / Which has all genders in it / I am pale as moon silver.”

quoted from Der Spiegel: Anita Berber – die Hohepriesterin des Lasters

Actress Alexandra Rebikova

Ребикова, Александра Васильевна. Молоко в спектакле «Синяя птица». | Russian actress Alexandra Vasilievna Rebikova as Milk in the play «The Blue Bird» in costume designed by Vladimir Egorov (?) for Konstanin Stanislavski’s production of Maurice Maeterlinck’s «Oiseau Bleu» at the Moscow Art Theatre, 1908. | src academia.ru
Мей в спектакле «Сверчок на печи». Actress Alexandra Vasilievna Rebikova as May Fielding in the play «Cricket on the Hearth» at the Moscow Art Theatre. Unknown date, probably before 1908.
Мей в спектакле «Сверчок на печи». Actress Alexandra Vasilievna Rebikova as May Fielding in the play «Cricket on the Hearth» at the Moscow Art Theatre. Unknown date, probably before 1908. [Full scan of programme]
Portrait of Alexandra Vasilievna Rebikova. | src academia.ru

In 1915, Alexandra Rebikova began to star in the movies of the film company “A. Khanzhonkov and Co.” [Торгового дома «А. Ханжонков и К°] and very soon became one of the leading silent film actresses.

Alexandra Rebikova with Oleg Frelyh (Frelikh) in 1917 in the film «The Clay God» («Глиняный бог», a silent film by Nikolai Larin, 1918)
Alexandra Rebikova with Gregory Khmara (Chmara) in the film «Symphony of Sorrow» («Симфония горя», 1918) | src academia.ru

Olga Bontjes van Beek · Vom Tanz zur Malerei

Olga Bontjes van Beek, 1923. Archiv Saskia Bontjes van Beek. Olga Bontjes van Beek – Vom Tanz zur Malerei: 26.3.2022 und 27.3.2022. | src Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut
Olga Bontjes van Beek vor einem Vorhang von Bernhard Hoetger [Olga Bontjes van Beek in front of a curtain by Bernhard Hoetger]. Archiv Saskia Bontjes van Beek. Archiv Saskia Bontjes van Beek. | src Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut
Olga Bontjes van Beek, 1919. Archiv Saskia Bontjes van Beek. Olga Bontjes van Beek – Vom Tanz zur Malerei | src Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut

[26.3.2022 & 27.3.2022] The dancer, sculptor and painter Olga Bontjes van Beek is the sixth and youngest daughter of the painter Heinrich Breling – this scenic reading is part of the exhibition “Heinrich Breling and his daughter Olga Bontjes van Beek” of the Kunstverein Fischerhude in Buthmanns and is dedicated to her creative life and work.

The central feature of the event is the narrative of a selection of Olga Bontjes van Beek’s own texts, letters and notes on her art and on selected events in her life, photos of her choreographies, drawings and pictures by the versatile artist.

Olga Bontjes van Beek (1896-1995) studied dance at the Elizabeth Duncan School in Darmstadt and with Sent M’Ahesa and was later a student of the painter Fritz Mühsam in Paris. Her friends include Bernhard Hoetger, Heinrich Vogeler and Theodor Lessing.

Olga’s sketches, which she herself drew for her dance movements, are brought to life to a Debussy recording by the pianist Walter Gieseking, with whom the expressionist dancer toured in the 1920s. This specially made video animation conveys moving impressions of her art as a dancer. Olga’s stage photos, family pictures, theater programmes, reviews and postcards from the tours and some film excerpts bring the artist’s personality to life. The haunting, deep and powerful images from her later creative period show her as a painter.

Music recordings of the time enrich the event and convey a lively feeling of the epoch. Poems by artist friends and comments by friends such as Helmut Schmidt and Lew Kopelev also testify the fascination for the artist Olga Bontjes van Beek. [quoted from Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut]

Foujita painting, 1910s-1950s

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (藤田 嗣治) painting Keiko Kishi, Cannes, May 16th, 1958. (Photo by Keystone-France). | src Getty Images
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita painting the actress Blanche Dergan, 1927-1930. (Photo by Ullstein Bild) | src Getty Images
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (藤田 嗣治) painting a dancer of the Folies Bergère, 1931. (Photo by Ullstein Bild) | src Getty Images
Jean Agélou (1878–1921) :: Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968) in his studio, 1917. | src Robert Desnos

Von der Laute bis zum Banjo

Zerline Balten, in “From the Lute to the Banjo” (“Von der Laute bis zum Banjo”), Published in Elegante Welt 14:16 (August 12, 1925): 18. Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. From Marking Modern Movement: Dance and Gender in the Visual Imagery of the Weimar Republic | src University of Michigan