Introduction
Hugo Ball (German: [bal]; 22 February 1886 – 14 September 1927) was a German author, poet, and essentially the founder of the Dada movement in European art in Zürich in 1916. Among other accomplishments, he was a pioneer in the development of sound poetry.
Wikidata
Q70989
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Introduction
Writer, actor, dramatist, and critic; an early critical biographer of German novelist Hermann Hesse. Ball studied sociology and philosophy at the Universities of Munich and Heidelberg (1906–07) and went to Berlin (1910) to become a theatrical producer and an actor. A pacifist, he left Germany for Switzerland with during World War I and in Zürich established the Cabaret Voltaire with Emmy Hennings, whom he later married. The Cabaret Voltaire was a performance space and public platform for the Dada movement, of which Ball was a founder. They were joined by Huelsenbeck, Hans Arp, Marcel Janco and Tristan Tzara. Ball broke with the Dadaists in 1917.
Nationality
German
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Writer, Critic, Performing Artist, Artiste, Painter
Name
Hugo Ball
Ulan
500313817
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