GroupshowBallet Studies

June 17, 2009July 4, 2009
First Floor
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.

 

  • E.O. Hoppé
    Vaslav Nijinsky, Sheherazade
    1911

    Photogravüre

  • E.O. Hoppé
    Vaslav Nijinsky, Le Spectre de la Rose
    1911

    Photogravüre

  • E.O. Hoppé
    Vaslav Nijinsky, Sheherazade
    1911
  • Rebecca Hoppé
    A Cinderella Story, Sylvia
    2007

    Signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso

    Gelatin silver print on baryth

    Ed. 2/5
  • E.O. Hoppé
    Adolph Bolm
    1911

    Photogravüre

  • Rebecca Hoppé
    La Bayadére, Rehearsal
    Hamburg, 2003

    Gelatin silver print on baryth

  • Rebecca Hoppé
    Nijinsky, Otto
    Hamburg, 2003

    Signed, titled and dated on recto

    Toned gelatin silver print on baryth

  • E.O. Hoppé
    Tamara Karsavina & Adolph Bolm, L'Oiseau de Feu
    1911

    Photogravüre

  • E.O. Hoppé
    Tamara Karsavina, L'Oiseau de Feu
    1911

    Photogravüre