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Musik! Fantasie! Revolution!

A Weimar Cabaret

A transgressive evening of Weimar song

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About this Performance

New ideas about gender, sexuality, and politics found a home in the cabarets of Weimar Berlin. Depicted frequently in art, film, and television, Berlin's cabarets have come to represent the freedom to love who you want to love and say what you want to say. Musik! Fantasie! Revolution! brings together Los Angeles’ most vital cabaret, drag, and performance artists in an evening celebrating the subversive spirit of the cabaret. Curated by Jack and Benny Lipson of jackbenny, the evening weaves together the forbidden songs of the era with the contemporary songs that echo their concerns today.

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FEB 6–29 • 2 PROGRAMS, 12 EVENTS

The Weimar Republic
Germany 1918–1933

In the 1920s, Germany saw a remarkable cultural renaissance prior to the rise of Nazism. Intellectualism and modernism took root in the chaotic social and economic climate between world wars. The arts and sciences burst with imagination, queer identities were brought to the forefront, and the lines between high and low art were erased. Join in a wide-ranging look at this fascinating, turbulent time.

Max Beckmann, Paris Society, 1931. Oil on canvas, 43 x 69 1/8 inches (109.2 x 175.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.