Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Decadent Visions | Kabarett der Namenlosen



Hello dolls & I'm back!! It's been a very long time, but I am happy to return to my blog & to all of your blogs too. My posts might be sporadic for a while, but I will be here! Today, I'd like to share with you a marvel that delights my eyes so much - Kabarett der Namenlosen!! I have to admit I had a fan girl moment when Le Pustra asked me to create a blog entry for his magical event. I have been admirer from afar for so long. I absolutely adore everything he does. For those who may have glimpsed pictures of Le Pustra and marvelled at the wonderful artistic imagery, this will no doubt lead to intrigue to see into this decadent world. A natural desire to peek and delve a little deeper. That I must confess was how it was for me. For those unfamiliar with whom I refer then I hope this brief summary will help paint a picture and whet the appetite for you to discover more about this talent and his accomplished entourage. 
The Kabarett der Namenlosen (Cabaret of the Nameless) was one of the most disreputable Cabarets in Berlin (and later in Hamburg) from 1926 till 1932. This marvellous enchantment was created by Erich 'Elow' Lowinsky and the format consisted of short acts, skits, and songs performed by amateurs or 'The Nameless'. He promised them fame & fortune, only to trick and humiliate them onstage by unforgiving audiences baying for fresh blood...
After a celebrated premiere in March 2016, La Pustra's Kabarett der Namenlosen returns for a second run this September in Berlin. His strange and surreal production diverts from Elow's format (it incorporates the original title only) by including a voyeuristic and contemporary interpretation of Weimar-era Berlin. Prepare to have your senses tantalised, with a heady haze of hedonistic delight that awaits you as you enter the domain. The performers will make you laugh, cry, gasp and perhaps blush a little. If you've ever wanted to let go of your inhibitions - even for just one night, this is the show for you! The programme will deliver dashes of delicate decadence, though it is the performers' personas that will intrigue, draw you in & leave you mesmerised. 
There will be beautifully imagined vignettes, performances from curious bon vivants, scandalous flickers adorning the sinful walls, a set design of decaying elegance and selected songs by Frederick Hollander, Mischa Spoliansky, Willy Rosen and poetry by Kurt Tucholsky.You will be seduced, shocked and spoiled by fantastic artistry. If you like such an experience, then be certain to lick your lips and be present for the Kabarett der Namelosen! How I wish I could be there *wink*

Have a great day dolls
xo


The venue for the Kabarett is the historic Ballhaus Berlin in Mitte (dating back to 1905) providing an intimate and seductive setting. Artistic collaborators include the quirky Hendrik's Gin and the successful event producer, Else Edelstahl from Boheme Sauvage. Styling influence for the show comes through by the British make-up artists, Pat Mcgrath and the fashion of John Galliano. Famed hairstylist Nina Butkovich-Budden will be creating wigs for the cast and Italian illustrator, Massimiliano Mocchia di Coggiola will design the artwork for the show.

Info:

Dates: 16,17,18 (not 19), 20, 21 September 2016
Time: Door at 7pm  / Show at 8pm

Address: Ballhaus Berlin, Chausseestr. 102, 10115 Berlin



Cast:

Le Pustra

Bridge Markland

Vicky Butterfly

Julietta La Doll

Mama Ulita

Lada Redstar

Charly Voodoo

Reverso

Miss Annabel Sings
and more...