Emmy Sauerbeck   (1894-1974), dancer, choreographer, dance teacher

Emmy Sauerbeck le professeur, qui a beaucoup inspiré ses élèves – et bien sûr la danse – était une  danseuse allemande Née en Allemagne,  qui a grandi en Angleterre. Ellea dirigé la « School for Movement » à Berne de 1922 à 1974. Né à Londres en 1894, Emmy Sauerbeck a grandi avec deux frères et sœurs. Une représentation de la danseuse Maud Allan, à laquelle elle a assisté avec sa mère, l’avait déjà inspirée dans son enfance. Mais d’abord elle a pris des cours de violon en 1914 à Zurich et la musique sera pour elle un élément fondamental autour duquel elle créera ses chorégraphies . Après seulement un an, elle commence sa formation en danse parallèle au conservatoire de Zurich avec Rudolf von Laban et suit des cours avec Suzanne Perrottet et Katja Wulff.

La formation de Rudolf von Laban a marqué son travail pédagogique: « Rudolf von Laban est le grand innovateur de la danse de notre temps, il a découvert, formulé et rendu fécond pour la danse des lois de l’harmonie et de la mélodie, de sorte que la danse soit au même niveau de développement que la musique en tant qu’art indépendant qui peuvent se confondre les uns avec les autres sans en devenir pour autant dépendant.

Ursula Aeberhard, assistante de longue date d’Emmy Sauerbeck et directrice actuelle de « School for Movement » à Berne, décrit le style de Sauerbeck comme suit: « En plus des balançoires, du suspense – de la détente, de l’impulsion, Emmy Sauerbeck a développé son propre style de danse, qui est extrêmement subtil et différencié. Ses danses étaient souvent basées sur la dynamique et les agogiques de la musique,  » L’intérêt intense de Emmy  Sauerbeck pour la musique la caractérisait, créant ainsi des danses au son de la musique moderne, des danses uniquement à la batterie, des danses absolues sans accompagnement. Elle  choisissait  sa musique très soigneusement, et se consacrait entièrement à son service. Nous étions toujours encouragés à accorder un respect inconditionnel à la musique électronique. Emmy Sauerbeck a donné à nos étudiants quelque chose que nous ne pouvions trouver nulle part ailleurs, elle-même le savait très bien. Cela nous a fourni une base sur laquelle nous pourrions, à notre guise ou pourrons, être en mesure de découvrir ou de construire quelque chose de nouveau.  »

source photos et texte deutsches-tanzarchiv.de

Emmy Sauerbeck in Siamesischer Tanz, 1929

Emmy Sauerbeck in Siamesischer Tanz, 1929

 

 

Emmy Sauerbeck in Petrushka Sample photo in costumes in the studio, circa January 1925. Photo by Franz Henn in an unidentified dance in 1929.

Emmy Sauerbeck in an unidentified dance in 1929.

Sasha

Alexander ‘Sasha’ Stewart, born 1892 in Edinburgh, moved to London and launched his professional photography career in 1914. In 1920, Sasha opened his first London studio in Bloomsbury. A technical virtuoso and popular amongst the upper class, the photographer’s theatrical and society portraits were frequently seen in sophisticated journals such as The Tatler, The Sketch and Illustrated London News.

As brilliant as he was charming, Sasha was known for his inventions and studio innovations, none more so than the Sashalite. Produced by General Electric with key input from the photographer, the Sashalite debuted in 1930 and was the first commercial flashbulb available in the UK. Sasha used the powerful light generated by the bulbs to capture his trendsetting and signature dramatic shadows and frozen motion.

Esme Fitzgibbon British actress in costume as Madeline for a stage production of ‘The Ratby sasha.1924

The English ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn (Margaret Hookham) (1919 – 1991) holding a mask by sasha. 1920-30

A Norman Hartnell evening gown. by sasha. 1920-30

The Australian beauty Dorothy Blanchard, who has just left London to join the Ziegfeld Follies, reclining on a sumptuous bed. by sasha. 1925

The English actress Hermione Baddeley (1906 – 1986).. by sasha. 19220-30

Alice Joyce (1890 – 1955) in London to play the lead in a film, ‘The Passionate Adventure’. by sasha.1925

A woman wearing a fashionable hat decorated with leaf motifs by Peron. by sasha. 1925

A woman wearing a cloche hat decorated with flowers by sasha.1925-30

A unknown model wearing a Paquin feathered headdress. by sasha.1920-25

A woman wearing a fashionable woven hat decorated with jewellery by Peron. by sasha. 1925

A woman wearing a jewelled headdress designed by Paquin by sasha.1924

advertissement for A Schiaparelli hat by sasha. 1930s

An actress appearing in the play ‘Libel’ at the Playhouse theatre. . by sasha.1934

Portrait if the Dancer Kyra Alanova. . by sasha.1929

Show ring rider Mrs Sam Marsh wearing a top hat and a veil over her face. . by sasha.1920

The English actress Vivien Leigh (1913 – 1967). Original Publication in People Disc by sasha.Nd

Frances Day (1907 – 1984) in ‘Floodlight’.by sasha.1925

American authoress Anita Loos, who wrote ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes’.. by sasha. nd

British actress Dorothy Seacombe by sasha. 1926

Lady Castlerosse modelling the medieval-style costume and wimple she will wear to the Galaxy Ball Pageant, held at London’s Park Lane Hotel. by sasha.1929

The American dancer, Ardath de Sales in costume for ‘Mercenary’, a show at London’s Hippodrome Theatre. by sasha. 1925

Entertainer Elsa McFarlane stands on the bonnet of a Rolls Royce car, mimicking the Silver Lady figurine, in a production of ‘The Co-Optimists’, at the Vaudeville Theatre in Londonby sasha. 1929

Dancer Muriel Gaunt by sasha. 1939

The Australian dancer Dorothy Blanchard, who has just left London to join the Ziegfeld Follies, sitting by the fireplace by sasha. 1925

The Film actress Marjory Brooks. by sasha.1927

Cecily Byrne as Lydia Webster in the Lyric Theatre’s production of ‘Baby Cyclone’. by sasha.1928

Catherine Lacy as Ricciada in the first production of ‘Night’s Candles’, at the Queen Theatre. by sasha.1933

The Glamorous Australian dancer Dorothy Blanchard smoking a cigarette. by sasha.1925

 

Kyra Nijinsky (1913 – 1998), daughter of the famous Russian dancer and one of the principals of ‘Cochran’s Streamline Revue’ at the Palace Theatre, London.. by sasha.1930s

Chorus girls in Felix Ferry’s Monte Carlo Follies are performing in London at Grosvenor House.. by sasha. 1930s

The Dancer Laura Devine performing a shadow dance during a production of C B Cochran’s show ‘This Year of Grace’ at the London Pavilion. by sasha.1928

A dancer dancing in a British National Opera Company production at His Majesty’s Theatre, London by sasha. 1924

Stanislawa Welska performs an exotic dance which produces a dramatic shadow. by sasha. 19330s

A dancer cowering from a shadowed pair of hands looming over her on stage. by sasha. 1930

The Singer and dancer Bunty Pain, one of Cecil B Cochran’s chorus girls, wearing a diaphanous dress. by sasha. 1929

Tilly Losch (1904 – 1974) dancing in an extravagant costume, in a scene from the show `Wake Up And Dream’. by sasha.1929

The Dancer and actress Tilly Losch (1904 – 1974), one of the principals in ‘Streamline Revue. by sasha.1934

Tilly Losch and Tony Birkmayr in ‘Wake Up And Dream’ at the London Pavilion Theatre. by sasha.1929

Austrian dancer Tilly Losch and Roman Jasinsky dancing in a production of the ballet ‘Errante’ at the Savoy Theatre, London, with choreography by George Balanchine, and costumes by Paul Tchelitchev sasha. 19230s

A couple dancing the Charleston in a scene from the play ‘Just A Kiss’ at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London. by sasha.Nd

dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar and classical Russian ballerina Alice Nikitina performing the Russian ballet La Chatte (‘The Cat) Music H .Saguet, choreography G. Balanchine, designs Gabo and Pevsner. by sasha.1927

Nini Theilade, Indonesian ballet dancer, adopting a ballet pose for a studio portrait by sasha. 1933

Musical comedy actress Jessie Matthews (1907 – 1981) poses in a swimsuit. by sasha.1931

The Russian ballet dancer Alexandra Danilova (1904 – 1997) dancing in a Diaghilev production of ‘Swan Lake’ by sasha.1926

The Actress Binnie Hale dancing in the musical comedy, ‘Mr Cinders’, at the Adelphi Theatre, London by sasha. 1929

Dancing nymphs, in a scene from the play ‘Comus’ at the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park, London by sasha.1934

Members of the Margaret Morris dance troupe dancing out-of-door in accordance with the Margaret Morris Movement (MMM) interpretation of dance.. by sasha.1927

Tap dancers in ‘Voila Les Dames’ at the Prince of Wales Theatre. London hold hearts in front of them as they dance by sasha.1935

British actress Jessie Matthews (1907 – 1981) wearing a headdress decorated with ostrich feathers for her appearance in Charles B Cochran’s musical spectacular ‘Ever Green’ at the Adelphi Theatre, London. by sasha.1930

Binnie Hale surrounded by a huge plume of feathers in the show, `Mr Cinders’’. by sasha.1929

An unusual view of the ‘Albertina Rasch Girls’ who appear in the show, ‘Wild Violets’ at the Drury Lane Theatre, London by sasha.1933

The Albertina Rasch chorus girls who are appearing in ‘Wild Violets.by sasha.1933

The Albertina Rasch Girls who appear in the show ‘Wild Violets’. From top to bottom Inga Anderson, Nosie Dale and Vida McLain..by sasha.1932

The English ballet dancer Leslie Burrows performing a dance entitled ‘Fear’. by sasha.1934

A woman standing on a beach. by sasha.1930

A couple kissing in a scene from the play ‘Just A Kiss’ at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London. by sasha. 1926

American dancers Estelle & Leroy, in action at the Savoy Hotel, London. by sasha. 1934

Composer and actor Ivor Novello (1892 – 1951) with just his face seen peering through a spy hole in a door by sasha. 1928

The English ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn (Margaret Hookham) (1919 – 1991) holding a mask by sasha. 1920-30

A close-up of the hands of Jessie Matthews (1907 – 1981), dancer and film-star. by sasha.1930

Chorus girls singing on stage, whilst wearing eye masks by sasha.1930

A group in a model boat in a scene from the show ‘Peggy Ann’, at the Dalys Theatre by sasha.1927

English actress and dancer Phyllis Monkman (1892 – 1976) with Welsh composer and actor Ivor Novello (1893 – 1951) in ‘Downhill’ at the Queens Theatre. by sasha.1926

Noel Coward (1899 – 1973) and Gertrude Lawrence (1898 – 1952) in ‘Private Lives’ at the Phoenix theatre by sasha.Nd

Santa Proud Fashions by sasha.1930s

Ruby Stewart, currently appearing in a musical at the Gaiety Theatre, London by sasha.1937

Stage and screen actress Joyce Bland (1906-1963), who is currently playing the lead role in ‘Mary Bloome’ at the Embassy Theatre. by sasha.1931

Stage and screen actress Joyce Bland (1906-1963), who is currently playing the lead role in ‘Mary Bloome’ at the Embassy Theatre. by sasha.1931

Roberto Baccarini Part II

Roberto Baccarini Arimand-Banu gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Elizaveta “Lila” Nikolska gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini. Nude , gelatin silver print 1930

Roberto Baccarini Mary Raoul sul set di ‘Fiori d’arancio’ ,gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Rosetta Pedrani , 1930s, gelatin silver print.

Roberto Baccarini -Wanda Osiris ,1930’s gelatin silver print

Roberto Baccarini – Wanda Osiris ,1930’s gelatin silver print

Roberto Baccarini Nana de Herrera ,gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini – Wanda Osiris ,1930’s gelatin silver print

Roberto Baccarini Lina Gennari ,1930s gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini – Lidia Martora ,1930’s, gelatin silver print.

Roberto Baccarini Jo-Hai Tong Vintage gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Bea Egervary gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Elizaveta “Lila” Nikolska gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Claude Génia Vintage gelatin silver print.

Roberto Baccarini Donna Maria Mirka 1940

Frieda Gertrude Riess

Riess was born in Czarnikau in the Prussian Province of Posen where her Jewish parents were shopkeepers. At the end of the 1890s, the family moved to Berlin where she first studied sculpture under Hugo Lederer (c. 1907) and later photography at the Berlin « Photographischen Lehranstalt », receiving her diploma in the summer of 1915.

In 1918, she opened a business on the prestigious Kurfürstendamm; it became one of the most popular studios in the city. Partly as a result of her marriage to the journalist Rudolf Leonhard in the early 1920s, she extended her clientele to celebrities such as playwright Walter Hasenclever, novelist Gerhart Hauptmann and actors and actresses including Tilla Durieux, Asta Nielsen and Emil Jannings. While on a trip to Italy in 1929, she was invited to photograph Benito Mussolini. In addition, she contributed to the journals and magazines of the day including Die Dame, Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, Der Weltspiegel, Querschnit and Koralle

Her success in Berlin was however short-lived. In 1932, after falling in love with the elderly French ambassador in Berlin, she moved to Paris with him, disappearing from the public eye. Even the date of her death cannot be clearly established and her place of burial remains unknown  (source wilkipedia)

 

Frieda Riess- Toni Freeden – Dancer, Germany  in a dancing pose – 1927 via getty images

Frieda Riess- The dancer Grit Helgesa Portrait in the role of a Harlekin Vintage,1920 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Ellen Petz Dancer, choreographer, Germany with a partner in the Petz Kainer Ballet ‘Scherzo’; costumes designed by Ludwig Kainer – 1920 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Portrait of Margo Lion, Cabaret Artist, Chansonniere, Actress, Germany, Portrait singing the couplet ‘Die Linie der Mode’ in the Wilde Bühne in Berlin 1924 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Hands Beautiful female hands , 1924 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Portrait of The dancer Grit Hegesa,1919 via getty images

Frieda Riess-Mria Schreker, Opera SingerWife of the composer Franz Schreker ,1922 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Lotte Pritzel Costume designer, doll artist,1925 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Lally Horstmann1920 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Lani Mohr-Solf,1931 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Portrait of the actress Leontine Kühnbergy 1925 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Dare Vare The daughter of the Italian Ambassador in China, wearing a white dress in the summer,1933 via getty images

Frieda Riess-Trude  Hesterberg – Actress, SingerPortrait in the cabaret Wilde Bühne, dressed in a long dress Vintage,1922 via getty images

Frieda Gertrud Riess The Sculptor Renée Sintenis (Die Bildhauerin Renée Sintenis) Gelatin silver print, 1925-35 Via moma

Frieda Gertrud Riess – Woman’s handS, 1924 via

 

Frieda Ries- Renee Sintenis, sculptor, Germany 1925 via

Frieda Riess-Baroness Nadine Uexküll dressed as Nefertiti,1928

Atelier Riess (Frieda Gertrud). Bara – Die Tänzerin Charlotte Bara. Ca. 1926-28.

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure, 1925 via ebay

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure, 1925 via ebay

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure, 1920 via ebay

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure 1920 via ebay

Atelier Willinger

Laszlo Willinger Sun of Maurus Wilhelm Willinger  &  Margaret Willinger, Austro-Hungarian photographers who are best known for their portraits of actors of the early silent film era in Berlin.

László Josef Willinger was a Jewish-German photographer, most noted for his portrait photography of movie stars and celebrities starting in 1937.

He was born on April 16, 1909  Budapest, Hungary . Willinger established photographic studios in Paris and Berlin in 1929 and 1931 respectively, and at the same time submitted his photographs to various newspapers as a freelance contributor. He left Berlin in 1933 when Adolf Hitler became chancellor, settling and working in Vienna, where he began to photograph such celebrities as Marlene Dietrich, Hedy Lamarr, Pietro Mascagni, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Max Reinhardt.

By the mid-1930s he was travelling through Africa and Asia before being invited by studio photographer Eugene Robert Richee to move to the United States.

He crossed into the United States at Mexicali, Mexico on December 20, 1937 and resided in Los Angeles, California.

After establishing a studio in Hollywood, California, Willinger became a frequent contributor to magazines and periodicals, providing magazine cover portraits of some of the most popular stars. Willinger was one of the first Hollywood photographers to experiment in the use of color.

In later years, shortly before his death, Willinger was accused of stalking some celebrities of the time, including Charlie Chaplin. An investigation into the matter led to the uncovering of thousands of personal pictures of the male comedy star ( source wilkipedia.)

All the photgraphy are undated, but we can make the hypothesis, since it has settled in viennia in which these date from this time around 1930

Atelier Willinger (Wien). Sonja Georgiewand nd_

 

Atelier Willinger (Wien).Mara Ziperowitz als Merkur 1925

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Cäcilie Lvovsky nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Dagny Servaes in Turandot , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Muna Libravic nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Anny Fey Moulin Rouge, Wien , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Else Köring

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Inge Epp., nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Adele Heid, dancer from Moulin Rouge , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Les Kervas

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Lily Damita , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Ly Astra nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Anna Bathy nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Karl Farkas in a scene with 2 girls. , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Ly Horki , nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Charlotte Ander nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Emmy Kosarynd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Alba Tiberio, nd

Atelier Willinger- Gertrud Bodenwieser 1930

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Edmonde Guy, nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Nina Payne 1928

Atelier Willinger, Wien- Nina Payne 1928

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Nina Payne was Mystery Dancer 1916

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Mill Silvano , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Margarethe Freudenreich Solo dancer of the Vienna Court Opera, nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Lore Wigand nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.)-Erna Carise., nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Adele Heid nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Christa de Vignos nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Hilde Wagener as Vasantasena at the Vienna Burgtheater nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Mia Lucka nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Ria Hellwein nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Janka Ladowska , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Hilde Holger in Grotesk Charleston, nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Miquette Hirmer Members of the dance group Bodenwieser, nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Juita Fuentes in Madame Butterfly , nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Rita Walter, photomontge nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Maria Orska nd

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Atelier Jacob Merkelbach

« Jacob Merkelbach was the founder of one of the most famous Amsterdam portrait photography studios of the twentieth century on the fifth floor of fashion house Hirsch at Leidseplein Studio J Merkelbach ( Atelier Merkelbach) In the luxurious studio above the fashion warehouse Hirsch on the Leidseplein, he photographed almost all famous Dutch people from the theater world, writers, artists, businessmen and the wealthy Amsterdam bourgeoisie. Taking pictures of Abel Herzberg, André Herzberger, Carel Asser Daniel comme Mata Hari , Fien de la Mar , Théo Mann-Bouwmeester , Willem Mengelberg et Abel Herzberg , se sont fait capturer sur l’album sensible.and many others. His photographs are unique and of exceptional quality. You can see here the galery of protraits  .The personal signature in the design and execution of each portrait, the technical knowledge of the staff and the professional cooperation of the daughter and son-in-law made this workshop a well-running company that, after Merkelbach’s death, could be continued until 1969.

 

Jacob was born on April 29, 1877 and was the son of John Wilhelm Merkelbach and Maria Antonia van Schaik. His parents had a shop on the Nieuwendijk 57-59, which was sold mainly technical toys, and a fireworks factory in Amsterdam.
The fireworks factory was rebuilt in the 90s of the 19th century to a daylight film. This father did after he came into contact with Lumiére. Financially it was not profitable and father decided to go into all the photography. The case on the Nieuwendijk was an important place for the sale of photographic equipment. Above the case opens the son-father Machiel Laddé a workshop.
This workshop is Jacob works and continues to do so for about 10 years. There he learned the profession. In 1902 married with Josephine Harmsen and get on April 21 1904 they can daughter Maria Antonia (Mies). Later, Mies goes to work in the photo studio.
In 1913 own studio opens on Leidseplein 29, on the 5th floor of Hirsch. In 1924 Mies is working in the studio after she completed training at the Dagteken- Art and Craft School for Girls in Amsterdam. Her work in the studio is to retouch, enhance, and print photos.

In 1932 comes Lambert JM Rosenboom (15 Feb 1905, also known as Bobby) in the company work. Mies married him in 1939.
On February 6, 1942 dies Jacob Merkelbach. His daughter Mies puts the company on, her husband Bobby is arrested in 1941 and the remainder of the war in German captivity. Mies makes this period illegal passport photos in the studio, while the Germans regularly on the floor is due to the anti-aircraft guns on the roof of Hirsch & Cie.
Atelier Merkelbach gets in 1948 the honorable mission to Queen Wilhelmina portraits, one of the pictures the ceremonial of the Queen is.
In the 50’s declining interest in portrait photography. Photography is available for consumers by becoming less expensive devices. This also affects Atelier Merkelbach. In 1969, the company, on April 29 – the birthday of Jacob Merkelbach – lifted. There are 150,000 glass negatives of exceptional historical value. These will be donated to the City of Amsterdam. « by  scherptediepte.nl

I made the choice to propose you the photographs which represent dancers or nudes and some delicate portraits
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Dancers

Studio Merkelbach Alice Sally Mary (Lili) Green,1915

Studio Merkelbach Johanna Wittrock,1919

Studio Merkelbach Adriana (Henriette Blazer) Blaaser,1923

Studio Merkelbach Luise Aguste Julie (Luise) Marheineke,1919

Studio Merkelbach Angèle Sydow,1916

Jacob Merkelbach Angèle Sijdow, 1917-19

Jacob Merkelbach, the dancer Claire de Jongh in profile in tight dance pose 1927 – 1928

Jacob Merkelbach, the dancers Menagerie Folmer   and Claire de Jongh with right leg raised 1927 – 1928

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-The dancers Gerie Folmer and Claire de Jongh in a symmetrical pose , 1927-28

Studio Merkelbach Wilhelmina (Mien) Loevendie,1930

Studio Merkelbach Mary Wigman,1922

Jacob Merkelbach Mary Wigman , 1922

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach -Mary Wigman .19120-30

Studio Merkelbach 1920

Studio Merkelbach Wilhelmina (Mien) Loevendie ,1915

Studio Merkelbach Wilhelmina (Mien) Loevendie ,1915

Studio Merkelbach Wilhelmina (Mien) Loevendie ,1915

Studio Merkelbach Wilhelmina (Mien) Loevendie ,1915

Studio Merkelbach Wilhelmina (Mien) Loevendie ,1915

Studio Merkelbach Lydia Lyta ,1915

Studio Merkelbach Alice Sally Mary (Lili) Green ,1915

 

Studio Merkelbach Wilhelmina (Mien)- 1918

Studio Merkelbach Wilhelmina (Mien)- Angele Sydow 1916

Studio Merkelbach Mies Rosenboom-Merkelbach, Angele Sydow,1916

Studio Merkelbach Mies Rosenboom-Merkelbach, Angele Sydow,1916

Studio Merkelbach Mies Rosenboom-Merkelbach, Angele Sydow,1916

Studio Merkelbach Mies Rosenboom-Merkelbach, Angele Sydow,1916

Studio Merkelbach Margaret Walker,1915

 

Studio Merkelbach, 1928

Jacob Merkelbach- Josephina Johanna (Fien) de la Mar (1898-1965), 1919

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-The dancer Gerie Folmer .1927

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-The dancer Gerie Folmer, half-legged, with bare-chested, 1927-28

Jacob Merkelbach-Danseres met lichtbol, , 1920

Studio Merkelbach, 1928

Studio Merkelbach Mies Rosenboom-Merkelbach, Angele Sydow,1919

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Nudes

Studio Merkelbach Johanna Wittrock,1918

studio-merkelbach-mies-rosenboom-merkelbach-19132

Jacob Merkelbach-naakt, 1925 – 1940

Jacob Merkelbach- Porrtret van Mies Rosenboom-Merkelbach als zittend naakt, 1925 – 1940

Studio Merkelbach mies-rosenboom-merkelbach-1913

Jacob Merkelbach (Attributed to) – Portrait of a seated nude, 1915-1930

Jacob Merkelbach- Naked woman sitting with hands held up to a white circle painted been light, 1925 – 1945

Studio Merkelbach Johanna Suers ,1933

Studio Merkelbach Johanna Suers ,1933

Studio Merkelbach Johanna Suers ,1933

Studio Merkelbach Johanna Suers ,1933

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Portraits

Studio Merkelbach 1920

Studio Merkelbach 1920

 

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Woman’s portrait with eyes closed on behalf of Film Productie Maatschappij ‘Neerlandia’.1938

Studio Merkelbach Wilhelmina (Mien)-Portrait 1921

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Nola Hatterman, 1922

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Beschrijving A. Roland Holst de Meester , 1927

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Beschrijving Helena Dorothea Catharina .1919

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Fashion photo for ‘De Prijslijst’, Reguliersbreestraat 15-17,1920-22

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Toneelplayer Mien van Kerckhoven-Kling (1894-1966), 1914

Jacob Merkelbach- Mevr. Brandes met sigaret en roos in het haar,1910 – 1919

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Corry Schiller-Italiaander (1886-1971), 1907

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Corry Schiller-Italiaander , nd

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Corry Schiller-Italiaander .1917

Studio Merkelbach 1918

Studio Merkelbach 1918

Studio Jacob Merkelbach Mevr. van Kerkhoven, 1927

Studio Jacob Merkelbach Mevr. Kauffeld, 1926

Studio Jacob Merkelbach Mevr. Meyer, 1927

Studio Jacob Merkelbach Mevr. Jonas, 1928

Studio Jacob Merkelbach Mevr. Dresden, 1921

Studio Jacob Merkelbach Mej. Meijer, 1913

Jacob Merkelbach-Chaja Goldstein tijdens toneelspel,1930 – 1960

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Portrait of a young woman in white dress, 1920-22

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Maria Antonia (Mies) Merkelbach .1922

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Sophie Davids .1917

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Teddy Schaenk, nd

Jacob Merkelbach-Portret van Mies Rosenboom-Merkelbach,1920 – 1930

Jacob Merkelbach-Portret van Mies Rosenboom – Merkelbach met witte hoofdbedekking, 1930 – 1970

Jacob Merkelbach-Reclamefoto, voor het atelier van Merkelbach, met danseres Angèle Sydow,1916

Jacob Merkelbach-Portret van Manuela del Rio gekleed in Griekse jurk,1915 – 1930

Jacob Merkelbach-Portret van gesluierde vrouw,, ca. 1920 – ca. 1930

Jacob Merkelbach- Portrait Of Young Woman With Necklace, 1920 – 1930

Jacob Merkelbach-Portret Mies Rosenboom-Merkelbach in blauwe jurk, 1920 – 1930

 

Jacob Merkelbach- Portrait Of A Woman In A Red Dress, 1920 – 1930

Studio Merkelbach, [Portrait of an unknown woman], between 1919 and 1929, Jos-Pé colour process

Studio Merkelbach divas,

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Fashion Photo with lying model in evening dress, neck necklace and earrings, 1935

Atelier Jacob MerkelbachTeixeira de Mattos, 1930

Atelier Jacob Merkelbach-Margaretha Geertruida (Mata Hari) .1915

Studio Merkelbach 1921

Studio Merkelbach 1920

Studio Merkelbach 1920

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Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg)

Sent M’Ahesa

“Such confusion of identity did not apply in the case of Sent M’Ahesa (Elsa von Carlberg 1893-1970), whom audiences persisted in identifying with Egyptian dances (though her dance aesthetic  included images from other ancient o exotic cultures). She performed all her dances solo. Born in Latvia, she went to Berlin in 1907 with her sister to study Egyptology but became so enchanted with ancient Egyptian art and artifacts that she decided to pursue her interest through dance rather than scholarship… Under he name of Sent M’Ahesa, she presented a program of Egyptian dances in Munich in December 1909 (Ettlinger). From then until the mid-1920s, she achieved fame for her exceptionally dramatic dances dominated by motifs from ancient Egyptian iconography. …

Her dances always functioned in relation to intricate, highly decorative costumes of her own design, so that it appeared as if she chose movements for their effect upon her costume.  In her moon goddess (or Isis) dance, she attached large, diaphanous cloth wings to her black-sleeved arms… Sent M’Ahesa often exposed her flesh below the navel, but I have yet to find a picture of her in which she exposed her hair, so keen was she on the use of wigs, helmets, caps, scarves, kerchiefs, tiaras, masks, and crowns. In her peacock dance, she attached a large fan of white feather plumes to her spine. In other dances, she draped herself with tassels, decorative aprons, double sashes, layers of jeweled necklaces, and arm, wrist, and ankle bracelets. Only in her Indian dances did she wear anything resembling pants. …

… her body was wonderfully svelte, and her face displayed a cool, chiseled beauty, I think, rather, that she sought to decontextualise female beauty and erotic feeling from archetypal images of them originating in cultures other than her own or her audience’s; she sought to dramatize a tension between a modern female body and old images of female desire and desirability. Ettlinger, in 1910, was perhaps more accurate when he remarked that

“Sent M’Ahesa’s dance has nothing to do with what one commonly understands as dance. She does not produce “beautiful,” “sensually titillating” effects. She does not represent feelings, “fear,” “horror,” “lust,” “despair,” as “lovely.” Her are requires its own style. Her movements are angular, geometrically uncircular, just as we find them in old Egyptian paintings and reliefs. Neither softness of line nor playful grace are the weapons with which she puts us under her spell. On the contrary: her body constructs hard, quite unnaturally broken lines. Arms and legs take on nearly doll-like attitudes. But precisely this deliberate limiting of gestures gives her the possibility of until now unknown, utterly minute intensities, the most exquisite of refinements of bodily expression. With a sinking of the arm of only a few millimeters, she calls forth effects which all the tricks of the ballet school cannot teach.”

Sent M’Ahesa was similar to Schrenck in one respect, even though Schrenck never performed exotic dances: both project and intensely erotic aura while moving within a very confined space. They showed persuasively that convincing signification of erotic desire or pleasure did not depend on a feeling of  freedom in space, as exemplified in the convention of ballet and modern dance, with their cliched use of runs, leaps, pirouettes, and aerial acrobatics. These dancers revealed that erotic aura intensifies in relation to an acute sense of bodily confinement, of the body imploding, turning in on itself, riddled with tensions and contradictory pressures. They adopted movements to portray the body being squeezed and twisted, drifting in to a repertoire of squirms, spasms, angular thrusts, muscular suspensions. Contortionist dancing is perhaps the most extreme expression of this aesthetic. But Sent M’Ahesa complicated the matter by doing exotic dances – that is, she confined her body within a remote cultural-historical context, as if to suggest that the ecstatic body imploded metaphorical as well as physical space.”

Karl Eric Toepfer, “Solo Dancing,” in Karl Eric Toepfer. Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910-1935. University of California Press, 1997, pp. 175-179.  artblart.com

 

Atelier binder – The dancer Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg)portrait – 1919

 

Atelier binder – The dancer Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg)portrait – 1919

Atelier binder – The dancer Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg)portrait – 1919

Sent M’Ahesa by Josef Pesci published in Deutsche kunst und dekoration by Koch, Alex. (Alexander), 1860-1939

Sent M’Ahesa by Josef Pesci published in Deutsche kunst und dekoration by Koch, Alex. (Alexander), 1860-1939

Hanns Holdt- Elsa Carlsberg aka Sent M´ahesa in The Artistic Dance Our Time by Hermann Aubel and Marianne Aubel, 1928 .

Hugo Erfurt, Dresden. La danza artística de nuestro tiempo 1928(Foto. Theatermuseum Düsseldorf)

Hugo Erfurt, Dresden. La danza artística de nuestro tiempo 1928

Hugo Erfurt, Dresden. La danza artística de nuestro tiempo 1928

Franz Löwy – Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa ( from Historical Magazine- Photos ) , 1910

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance Our Time by Hermann Aubel and Marianne Aubel, 1928

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance Our Time by Hermann Aubel and Marianne Aubel, 1928

Else von Carlberg (lavanimi Sent Mahesa)1923 aire.opera.ee

Hannes Holdt -Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg) – Dancer, Sweden – portrait – 1918

Hannes Holdt -Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg) – Dancer, Sweden – portrait – 1917, published in 1920

Hanns Holdt -Sent M’Ahesa 1928

Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg) by Hanns Holdt, Berlin, 1928

Franz Löwy, Sent M’Ahesa (Elsa von Carlberg) in peacock costume , c 1928 from The artistic dance of our time by H. and M Aubel. Leipzig K. R. Langewiesche, 1928

 

sent-mahesa-dancer-sweden-portrait-1909

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance , 1920

Sent Mahesa Else von Carlberg-Hogo Erfurth, resden aus der kunstlerische tanz unserer zeit,1928

Hanns Holdt – Sent M’Ahesa 1917, From The Artistic Dance of Our Time 1928

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance , 1917 HALFTONE Photograph

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance , 1917 HALFTONE Photograph From The Artistic Dance of Our Time 1928

Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg) – Dancer, Sweden – portrait – 1913

Madame d’Ora (Arthur Benda) -Sent M’Ahesa, nd

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