German Artists' Models: Valeska Gert, Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Sylvia Von Harden

German Artists' Models: Valeska Gert, Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Sylvia Von Harden

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Chapters: Valeska Gert, Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Sylvia Von Harden. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 23. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Valeska Gert (born 11 January 1892 died circa 16 March 1978) was a German Jewish dancer and cabaret artist. She was also active as an actress and artists' model. Gert was born as Gertrud Valesca Samosch in Berlin to a Jewish family. She was the eldest daughter of manufacturer Theodor Samosch and Augusta Rosenthal. Exhibiting no interest in academics or office work, Gert began taking dance lessons at the age of nine. This, combined with her love of ornate fashion, led her to a career in dance and performance art. In 1915, she studied acting with Maria Moissi. World War I had a negative effect on her fathers finances, forcing Gert to rely on herself for heavily than other bourgeois daughters typically might. As World War I raged on, Gert joined a Berliner dance group and created revolutionary satirical dance. In 1916, Gert made her dance debut in a Berlin movie house, performing between movie #Motion picture terminology|reels. The same year, she began acting at the Munich Kammerspiele. Following engagements at the Deutsches Theater and the Tribune in Berlin, Gert was invited to perform in expressionist plays in Dadaist mixed media art nights. Her performances in Oskar Kokoschkas Hiob (1918), Ernst Tollers Transformation (1919), and Frank Wedekinds Franziska earned her popularity. During this time, she also performed in the Schall und Rauch cabaret. During this time, Gert launched a tour of her own dances, with titles like Dance in Orange, Boxing, Circus, Japanese Grotesque, Death, and Whore. She also contributed articles for magazines like Die Weltbuhne and the Berliner Tageszeitung. By 1923, Gert focused her work more on film acting than li...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=21204360