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Sheila Wolf, Keeping Berlin Cabaret Queer

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Sheila Wolf, the post-gender Überfrau of Berlin Cabaret, needs little introduction. A walking piece of art, she blurs the line between male and female, fantasy and reality, queer icon and happily-married-heterosexual-dad-of-a-tween-daughter. It’s hard not to stare at her breasts, especially since they are often entirely visible in the sheer mesh dresses she favors, capped with jeweled nipple pasties. Most women … Read more Sheila Wolf, Keeping Berlin Cabaret Queer

How Erochica Bamboo Learned to Love Burlesque and the Yakuza Life

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She might be small, but don’t let her size fool you. Erochica Bamboo is a dimunitive dynamo of fire, whipping out a watusi and barely breaking a sweat, while the other go-go girls onstage are huffing and puffing. She was crowned Miss Exotic World in 2003, ricocheting to the top pantheon of burlesque dancers while simultaneously making … Read more How Erochica Bamboo Learned to Love Burlesque and the Yakuza Life

Society’s Decline: The House of Red Doors’ Decadence Party

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This Thursday, The House of Red Doors is celebrating their first birthday with their most depraved party yet. It’s the decline of the West – and what better way to watch our society fall into ruin than naked, sticky with spilt champagne, and surrounded by like-minded freaks? Get your tickets to this Thursday’s party at … Read more Society’s Decline: The House of Red Doors’ Decadence Party

The House of Red Doors #6: CIRCUS

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“Come and be weird for a night,” Billie Rae Bigsby wrote me last January. And that’s how I ended up at the House of Red Doors (or HORDs) for the first time, purring and dispensing gummi mice while dressed as a feral feline maid. Since then, I’ve seen the Salon zur Wilden Renate transformed into … Read more The House of Red Doors #6: CIRCUS

Anja Pavlova: From Russia with Love, a 1920s Burlesque Dancer in Berlin

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Maybe you’ve seen her on burlesque stages in Berlin, looking like she emerged from one of Jay Gatsby’s legendary parties: all kinetic arms and flailing legs, a 21st century embodiment of a gin-soaked, high-kicking, rouge-kneed flapper. She’s Soviet sensation Anja Pavlova, internationally known for burlesque routines that are part bump ‘n’ grind and part Savoy kicks. … Read more Anja Pavlova: From Russia with Love, a 1920s Burlesque Dancer in Berlin

Die Gl’Amouresque Bring Dance, Fire and Flirtation to Ballhaus Berlin

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Die Gl’Amouresque is a Berlin-based burlesque and cabaret group who play with vintage themes, whilst adding their own modern take on classic styles of dancing and story-telling. They’re five professional dancers who each bring their individual talents to the stage, including: fire, film, singing, dancing and more. This Saturday night, October 15th, they’re bringing their … Read more Die Gl’Amouresque Bring Dance, Fire and Flirtation to Ballhaus Berlin

The House of Red Doors #5: S I N

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It’s that time of the month again… Changes in appetite, lack of sleep, swollen, tender breasts and pubic discharge. That’s right, it’s time for The House of Red Doors #5: S I N. Those famous doors open again this Thursday 29th September at Salon – Zur wilden Renate. Get your tickets here. Now, The House … Read more The House of Red Doors #5: S I N

Le Pustra’s Kabarett der Namenlosen Returns for Smoke, Sex and ’20s Sophistication

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After three sold-out shows in March, Le Pustra’s Kabarett der Namenlosen returns for a second, five-day run starting tomorrow, securing the cabaret’s place on the Berlin show calendar as one of the city’s most iconic shows. On the 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th and 21st of September, Le Pustra and Boheme Sauvage’s show will once again … Read more Le Pustra’s Kabarett der Namenlosen Returns for Smoke, Sex and ’20s Sophistication

Your Last Chance to See the Queerest Show on Earth: 4. Vaudeville Variety Revue

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There’s only one bright side to summer ending: show season is starting up again. And wow, it’s starting with the biggest, most exciting vaudeville show in Berlin: 4. Vaudeville Variety Revue. Yep, this Sunday the 11th, Sheila Wolf’s burlesque, cabaret, circus, comedy and glitter extravaganza is returning to blow the top off TIPI am Kanzleramt … Read more Your Last Chance to See the Queerest Show on Earth: 4. Vaudeville Variety Revue

Distorted Midsummer Dreams with THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS IV

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It’s time again for the lewdest party since Nero’s mirror hall orgies. The notorious HOUSE OF RED DOORS opens its gates on the 28th of July, welcoming you to a distorted version of midsummer saturnalia. Join the ritual and cut the season in half by chasing the will-o’-the-wisps (or whatever your repertoire of flashbacks holds for you) into the … Read more Distorted Midsummer Dreams with THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS IV

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