Dresden: Festpielhaus Hellerau

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Sachsen
City: Dresden
Location: Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56

Built 1911-1912 by Heinrich Tessenow as "Festspielhaus der Bildungsanstalt für rhythmische Gymnastik Emile Jaques-Dalcroze" [festival house of the ballet school Emile Jaques-Dalcroze], as a part of the "Gartenstadt Hellerau" quarter. First modern "Raumbühne" stage without any division of stage and auditorium. Light system (with 7000 lamps) by Alexander von Salzmann. Subsequently a centre of the European avantgarde. Used as a military hospital in World War I. Rebuilt in the 1930s. 1937 destruction of the accompanying buildings, extension by side wings. From 1937 used as a police school, later used by the SA and SS. From 1945, used as a military hospital by the Red Army. Since 1992 used for ballet performances and various art projects.

Links: www.hellerau.org, Wikipedia

[Dresden: Festpielhaus Hellerau] Front Text: "Dresden-Hellerau, Bildungsanstalt Jaques-Dalcroze"
Publisher: Adam's Kunst-Verlag, Dresden
Size: Classic
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