Bauhaus Ballet
Bauhaus Ballet

Bauhaus Ballet

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Bauhaus Ballet | A Pop-Up Performance

Words x Gabby Dawnay 

14 Pages, 9.5” x 11.25”, Hardcover

Published x Laurence King


Watch the dancers as they leap, spin and kick their way through this beautiful pop-up book. Inspired by the eccentric and innovative Bauhaus Triadic Ballet, this gorgeous book explores colours, shapes, patterns and movements in a visually stunning and enthralling way. With interactive elements let the reader meet the characters, make them move, and bring their performance to life.

With bold artwork rendered in Lesley Barnes’ striking style and playful text by Gabby Dawnay, this special pop-up book is a beautiful, unique gift book that will delight children and adults alike.

For fans of Bauhaus Ballet by German Modernist painter Oskar Schlemmer and perfect for children!

“This may strike you as a peculiar subject for a pop-up book, and it is, but writer Gabby Dawnay and illustrator Lesley Barnes have produced a scintillating thing using geometric patterns, restrained colours and cunning paper engineering. Chunks of sparse text loop around the images, mimicking the shifting steps of a dance.” – Financial Times
‘If you have somebody in your life that likes Bauhaus or design and architecture in general, this book will instill a great deal of joy. Fans of pop-up books and papercraft will love it too. It really is beautiful to behold and a great jumping-off point for discovering more about the influential Bauhaus style.’– GeekDads
‘Possibly the greatest gift ever for the design-led loved ones in your life’ – Actual Size Magazine
‘This book is pure magic! I was captivated by pop up books as a child, partly for the excitement of their interactive element and partly because their inventiveness encouraged and inspired my own imagination. Bauhaus Ballet is a striking example of creativity and perfectly captures the essence of dance as a medium of artistic expression.’ – Amazon reviewer


Lesley Barnes is an award-winning illustrator and animator. Her distinctive, bright and joyful work spans the worlds of fashion, music, children’s literature, film and product design.

Gabby Dawnay is a children’s writer who has written books for the Tate and Thames & Hudson, and is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine.

ISBN: 9781786274892