The cost of costumes for the Triadic Ballet—which was featured on a Google Doodle last yearnearly impoverished his family, explains choreographer Ivan Liška to the Big Think.

The Bauhaus costumes have been a popular inspiration for Halloween parties over the years, but they bear a vital lesson beyond this season. The Bauhaus championed the idea that play or “non-purposeful activity” was “the force that made creativity possible in the first place.”

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