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Parallel Universe of The Kabarett der Namenlosen

Le Pustra - PHOTO Daggi Binder. 

According to Stephen Hawking there are parallel universes. Enter Le Pustra’s Kabarett der Namenlosen (Cabaret of the Nameless) and perhaps you will be convinced. Originally one of the most notorious Cabarets of the 1920’s, the Kabarett der Namenlosen was run by a certain Erich (Elow) Lowinsky who eventually escaped to the United States before the start of World War II.. This time it occurs at Ballhaus Berlin: mundane from the outside, but with a lux interior, Le Pustra once again brings haunting skill to the Berlin stage. Le Pustra has been busy, gracing the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, French Playboy and more, while performing at the London Fashion Week, Berlin Alternative Fashion Week, Royal Academy of Arts (London), Venice Carnival and various other stylish venues. He now invites us to attend the 1920’s Weimar-dream era performance of Kabarett der Namenlosen.

The 1920’s: an era of forced glee attempting to conceal hearts broken during The Great War; a time when humor was valued above all, especially in Berlin as it licked its wounds. Enter Lowinsky, a talented man, with a flair for hustling and show business. With his Kabarett der Namenlosen, he offered up to the thirsty Berlin audiences those who willingly, or unwillingly, flayed themselves on his stage. His was a show designed to fill the audience with the perverse hilarity of watching the humiliation of others: humor which deflected sight from the corruption of the day. The times have since changed, but only a little. We now have personalities Simon Cowell to thank for providing us with that sort of entertainment.

Le Pustra - PHOTO Daggi Binder. 
Le Pustra, entranced by the name, has taken the Cabararet and adapted it to the modern century, in which we yearn for those distant, sensual times, bringing us a show where we, the audience, are the Namenlosen. We are pulled, anonymously, through a hairy black hole into the alternate universe of Kabarett der Namenlosen. Le Pustra, with magnetic force, turns the gaze of the spectator inward as the music unravels. This time, with music by ​Frederick Hollander​, Mischa Spoliansky ,Philip Glass and poetry by ​Kurt Tucholsky, enjoyment in its purest essence is accumulated. Sumptuous, dreamlike, voyeuristic, and daring: vignettes and performances push the boundaries of dark and light. The puritanical need not attend.

The specters of the 1920’s exist now only in the minds of those who care to remember, the roaring of the day having ceased, except in recollection. Le Pustra, together with Bridge Markland, Mama Ulita, Lada Redstar, Reverso, Charly Voodoo, Syren Joey, Miss Annabel Sings and Julietta La Doll, brings to Berlin an alternate rendition of that iconic time, infused with strains of melancholy, delight, and the flair of other decades. Produced in collaboration with Else Edelstahl, founder of Bohème Sauvage, the Kabarett der Namenlosen promises to seduce.

Le Pustra - PHOTO Daggi Binder. 

Hawking warns that once we are through a black hole, a return to the same time is impossible. “But don’t give up,” he adds. “There is a way out.” So don your finest evening wear (vintage or evening dress required) and prepare for the journey.

INFORMATION: 

For tickets: Boheme-Sauvage.net
Production: ​Kabarett der Namenlosen
Dates:​ 3, 4, 5 March 2016
Time: ​7:30pm Doors open | Show 8:00pm
Address: ​Ballhaus Berlin, Chausseestraße 102, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Dress code: ​Vintage/ Evening Attire only. No Jeans/Sportswear
Tickets: Prices starting from ​€17
Language:​ English/German


By Sasha Prince
Sasha is a classical singer and animal lover and has been in Berlin since 2014. She is from the US and the place she lived the longest is Austin, Texas.

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