The ‘our play, our party, our work’ lecture by Johannes Itten encapsulates something essential about the Bauhaus. While Walter Gropius was certainly promoting a structured and disciplined program to define a new total work, the community-wide celebrations were clearly a definitive part of the Bauhaus. The performances of Weimar grew from improvisational affairs to spectacular stage productions in Dessau.

Many of these were orchestrated by Oskar Schlemmer and featured his amazing costume designs. His 1924 Das Triadische Ballet included numerous beautifully imaginative series of characters.

Check out more about the Bauhaus costume design in this Curbed article.