Reviews & Publications


“Form Dance was breathtaking…Gesture Dance was pure fun…Pole Dance was a tour de force.”

The New York Times

Artforum. April 1983. “Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus Dances.” Donald Kuspit.

Esquire Magazine. November 1, 1986. “Oskar Schlemmer.” Robert Coe.

The New York Times. Sunday Dance Section Headline. October 31, 1982. “Dance View: They Created Dance Works at the Bauhaus, Too.” Anna Kisselgoff Interview with Debra McCall.

The New York Times. November 1, 1982. “The Dance: 6 Works Based on Schlemmer’s Art.” Anna Kisselgoff. Review of Premiere at The Kitchen, Ethnic Folk Arts Center.

The New York Times. January 22, 1984. “Dance: Bauhaus Design by Oskar Schlemmer” Jack Anderson. Review of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Premiere with two new reconstructions. In conjunction with the exhibition “Kandinsky: Russian and Bauhaus Years: 1915-1933.”

The New York Times. January 29, 1984. “Dance View; The Bauhaus Works Were Prophetic.” Anna Kisselgoff. Review of the Guggenheim Premiere with 2 new reconstructions. In conjunction with the exhibition “Kandinsky: Russian and Bauhaus Years 1915-1933.”

The Drama Review. Vol. 28, Number 3, Fall 1984 (T103). “Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus Dances: Debra McCall’s Reconstructions.” D.S. Moynihan and Leigh George Odom.


Art in America. February 1983. “Bauhaus Dances.” Review. Craig Bromberg.

Asahi Shimbun. Tokyo, Japan. September 26, 1987. “Bauhaus Dances Came to Japan.”

Dancemagazine. February 1983. Review. Sally Banes.

Dancemagazine. April 1984. Review. David Vaughan.

Munchner Merkur. Munich, Germany. Malve Gradinger. June 1, 1986. “Kunstgeschichte mit bunten Wattemannen: Tanzgastspiel in der Muncher Alabamahalle.”

Ryuko Ysushin. Tokyo, Japan. No. 243. Review.

Skyline: The Architecture and Design Review. December 1982. “Bauhaus Dances Reconstructed.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung. Munich, Germany. May 30-31, 1984. “Gesetz des Korpers und des Raums: Oskar Schlemmers ‘Bauhaustanze’ in Munchen.”

Theater Crafts. April 1984. “Sixty Years Old, But Still Looks New.” Rob Baker.

Theater Journal. Mark Franko. 1989. “Repeatability, Reconstruction & Beyond.”

Theater Journal. 1987. “Bauhaus Dances.” Review: Kent Neely.

The Village Voice. Vol. XXVII No. 46. November 16, 1982. Review. Deborah Jowitt.

Ballet News, The Nation, Metropolis, Self, Ambiente, Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, Minneapolis Star and Tribune, Le Monde, numerous Netherlands publications, etc.


Dobbels, Daniel. “Reconstitution des danses du Bauhaus.” Pour la danse. 1984.

Franko, Mark. “Peut-on habiter une danse?” Oskar Schlemmer: l’homme et la figure d’art. Claire Rousier, ed. Centre national de la danse, Paris, France, 2001.

Ipiotis, Celia, Director/Producer. “Voices of Dance.” Interview with Debra McCall. Eye on Dance #162.  Aired WNYC-TV, NYC, 5/23/85

Moynihan, D.S. with Leigh George Odom. “Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus Dances: Debra McCall’s Reconstructions” The Drama Review Vol 28 No 3 Fall 1984 T103. MIT Press.

McCall, Debra. “Dance and the Bauhaus” International Encyclopedia of Dance.
Selma Jeanne Cohen, Ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

“Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus Dances of the 1920’s—A Reconstruction.” Director/Producer with Robert Leacock. 16mm film and video. New York,1986.

“Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus Dances of the 1920’s—A Reconstruction: Labanotation Score and Documentation of Materials.” Ilene Fox, Notator.  Library of Congress and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Dance Division. 1986.

“Reconstructing Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus Dances: A Personal Narrative.” Oskar Schlemmer. Arnold L. Lehman and Brenda Richardson, eds. Catalog for the exhibition, “Oskar Schlemmer.” Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1986.

Russell, John. “Art View; Schlemmer’s Noncommittal Muse Came to Life On Stage.The New York Times. May 25, 1986.

Shafaieh, Charles. “In Space, Movement, and the Technological Body, Bauhaus performance finds new context in contemporary technology.” May 2, 2019. Department of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design.