June 17, 2009 – July 4, 2009
This exhibition is dedicated to works by the photo pioneer E.O. Hoppé as well as works by his great granddaughter Rebecca Hoppé the ballet. As the best-known portrait photographer of his time with studios in London, Berlin and New York, E.O. Hoppé 1911 the exclusive order to portray the ballet company founded by Sergej Diaghilev in 1909. The result is expressive portraits of some of the most important dancers of the modern age: from Vaslav Nijinski and Anna Pavlova to Michel Fokine to Adolph Bolm and Tamara Karsavina. His granddaughter Rebecca Hoppé accompanied the John Neumeier ballet with the camera almost a century later. With respectful distance, she photographed the work of the ensemble in front of and behind the stage and captured the special atmosphere during the preparations.