3 Figurines in white porcelain presenting the German dancer/ choreographer/ actor Harald Kreutzberg,
by the German sculptor Waldemar Fritsch (1909-1978), made for Rosenthal in resp. 1951 en 1954.
Height: 40, cm, 30 cm en 42,5 cm.
Harald Kreutzberg (1902-1968) was the most famous male representative of the German dance in the 20th century and was regarded as the "best dancer since Nijinsky".
From 1923 he appeared at the Hannover opera house as a solo dancer with his own choreography.
In 1926 he toured successfully through the United States with the dancer Yvonne Georgi, where he met in 1934 the dancer Ruth Page with whom he toured through Hawaï, Japan, Shanghai and Wladiwostok.
In 1941 he was appointed to leader of the State Academy for dance in Vienna.
After many triumphs as a dancer and dance teacher all over the world he received in 1952 the German Dance prize for the "life's work of the greatest German dancer since 25 years".
In 1968 Kreutzberg died at the age of 66 in Bern, Switzeland.