Berlin Burlesque Festival – The Even Night

After I have not kicked the numbers of Odd Night yesterday really, I put more hope in the even of the Night Berlin Burlesque Festival. The Winter Garden is just the right venue for Svarovskis, Velor and feather fan. And I should not be disappointed.

Berlin Burlesque Festival 2019

In fact, I was quite happy after the first number. Clea De Suede showed, was “Even Night” can mean so. One (certainly true) Catherine D'Lish robe and a Svarovki occupied corset ensemble, that glittered so, as it can only do a corset.

And anyway, how can you look just as good.

Clea Velvet Burlesque
Clea Velvet

I once again thank Marlene and Inga for, that they have left me with Sheila free in. And – because just in places were there, even with a place in the very first row – where you could simply outstanding look.

Missla Life

For example, on Missla Vida, one side of the two hosts this evening.

This number would actually fit for the Odd Night, but I found it better than anything eigentich, I have seen the previous day, in this respect, the right of even Night. A great performance.

Kerri N 'Fire
Kerri N’ Fire

But even if the performance was good, Kerri N'Fuego has me really excited. The number had everything, it was fast and hot and exciting and they surprised. actually, all, I asked about it, it also has thrilled. For me the highlight of the evening. Wow!

Kerri N 'Fire

That you could not tell at Marlene of Steenvag unfortunately – but that was not because of the number and also not to Marlene itself but, simply because, that since technically diverse failed. Einges came down quickly, another did not go high and ever… Marlene could do a really sorry.

Marlene of Steenvag

In their number all really went wrong, what could only go wrong. The things are not working so, as to, comes even more common, usually but the good artists can somehow play. Marlene nothing was there that night but to make more. Unfortunately, it was abundantly clear, that there (technical) some went wrong. Very sad for them.

I had fun with the Even Night, and even after. This “connection” But does my Schottenkaroanzug cost me.

Arden Delacour
Arden Delacour

The'Glamouresque @ Ballhaus Berlin

You have to be able to change your mind sometimes 🙂

In this case, my opinion on the Glamouresque. For those, that they don't know, the Glamouresque are a troupe of four Friedrichstadtpalast showgirls, who decided a few years ago, to become a burlesque troupe.

I had seen the Glamouresque twice, back then in the Horns & Hooves at some party. They made their first burlesque appearance when they hadn't made a name for themselves and were still traveling under other names. The first appearance hit me – Not from stool to say the least.

I saw her a long time later – now under her name – in Ballhaus Berlin again. There with their first own program. …That didn't knock me off my feet either. Was clear, that the girls had all the facilities, to be a top burlesque troupe: You look great, have legs up to the sky and back, they know how to move and have stage experience. But they didn't make much of it. At least not that much, that they had impressed me in some way.

The numbers didn't have anything special, the outfits one “approve” Touch. They were just pretty girls, who undressed on the stage. Boring!

therefore I had to think twice, if I would like, this weekend in the Ballhaus Berlin come along to see The Glamouresque. Just recently I already had seen a boring burlesque troupe there. You don't have to willfully repeat mistakes.

But Sheila had seen her one more time in the meantime, and she had seen her too Vaudeville Variety booked. Usually it just does, if there's something behind – so it could be, that they have evolved – and then I wanted to take a look at it.

And: And, they have evolved and turned out really well.

You rarely see legs like that thrown on burleque stages

Your numbers now have stories, they have wit, the girls don't take themselves deadly serious and they are now playing with the audience and their showgirl training to the full. They dance on their high heels like on ballerinas, They dance in ballet shoes like ballerinas – which they are too. They also throw their legs through the air and of course still look great. Even the outfits were now great and perfectly coordinated.

After the second number I was already in agreement with myself, that I could change my mind about Glamouresque and now find it good.

It's kind of logical, of course. Than FriedrichstadtPalast That's probably what showgirls do, what another tell you. Without thinking, without questioning, completely without your own creativity and, above all, without tinkering with any numbers. Just show girl robots.

And if you never have to come up with your own numbers, she never has to develop further, never have to design your own outfits, then you can – despite the best facilities – just not. You never learned it. Ultimately, the good ones are Burlesque Dancers did not fall from the sky either, but developed. From number to number to number – and the first were seldom the best.

Ultimately, the two were appearances, that I had seen not much more than that Graduation Night from the Beauty Dance Studio – just without them (Burlesque)-Instructions from Lady Lou and aim a little too high, to bring a full evening program to the stage… That could only go wrong.

The girls have recognized that and – Professionals like you are safe – worked hard on yourself and the numbers. Not only in moderation and the numbers themselves, but also in something, something I've never seen in burlesque. Many numbers had credits, so to speak.

Usually you know that from burlesque. Number – Tasseln – Finished – Bow down and get off the stage, the Glamouresque did it, that behind the number and the applause, often the number goes on again in some way, and the girls don't just leave the stage like that – Clear, when i think about it, something like that happens in the Friedrichstadt Palast too – but I've never seen it on a small stage. TOP!

There are also some numbers, in which the audience is involved in different ways. Bite off the banana, act as aircraft passengers drink their drinks or e.g.. As in this case, being treated indecently as a student by the hot teacher 😉 Whoever sits in the front row of the Glamouresque, that can happen, having a showgirl on your lap. Not the worst, what can happen to you in the front row.

But you can also use the traditional Andrew Sisters Army look

Host of the evening Miss Lola

Even if they were all good, got me personally Black Rose most enthusiastic, and that wasn't that, that her legs are a whole corner longer than those of her colleagues, but rather because of their stage presence. She has great facial expressions and it seems so, as if she's just having a lot of fun with what she's doing. Clear, To suggest that is the daily bread of a stage professional, but I think, that must be real.

I believe, that she is a real sunshine: And
I have more signs of it than your stage presence: No

Tara D’arson was hardly inferior to her and she had the number, that excited me the most. A number, which probably stands for glamor esque, like no other. As said Mademoiselle Lola “We are Ballerinas. Our parents were so proud – and then came Sex, Drugs and Berlin”. Represented in Tara's number by a bag of chips 🙂

The ballet shoes became high heels, the outfit scarce and instead of the legendary 32 Girls Friedrichstadt Kickline now only four of them with their own numbers. Many numbers may be added.

As I said, I've completely changed my mind. The Glamouresque have developed into a great burlesque troupe, which is really worth visiting today. Should they be in town, go there, it is worth.


Gala Spectacular @ Festsaal Kreuzberg

Es ist ja gerade die Berlin Burlesque Week und gestern war dieGala Spectacular”, die große Gala im Ballroom Kreuzberg mit dem namentlich besten Line-Up der gesamten Woche. Das generelle Problem der Berlin Buslesque Week ist ja, dass sich die Acts großteils ĂŒberschneiden und es so eigentlich kaum lohnt mehrere der Events anzusehen….

In diesem Fall ĂŒberschneidete sich die Gala Spectacular allerdings nicht mit der La FĂȘte Fatale und daher konnte man sich das schon mal geben

Ausserdem war es an der Zeit, sich den “new” Festsaal Kreuzberg mal anzuschauender ja nach dem extrem traurigen Brand nach langer Zeit das pleitegegangene White Trash in the Arena Treptow ĂŒbernommen hat. …Nene, der neue Fastsaal hat nicht auch nur annĂ€hernd das Flair des alten Festsaals. Damage. Es ist ehrlich gesagt eher ein Industriehallen Charme, der einen guten Teil der Stimmung nimmt. So auch bei dieser Gala.

Okay, es gab doch etwas, was sich ĂŒberschnitt. Der Host! Scotty The Blue Bunny. Scheinbar heute Mit Ihm dann auch einige der SprĂŒcheAls Host hat man es auch wirklich nicht leicht – at least not, wenn die GĂ€ste einen schon einige Male gesehen habenAber wenn man ehrlich ist, passiert das selbst bei einem Reuben Kaye, seineszeichens der beste Host ever. Aber letztendlich geht es ja vor allem um die Acts.

die waren in der ersten HĂ€lfte allerdings nicht wirklichSpectacular”, I have to say. Genau genommen hat mich in der ersten HĂ€lfte kein Act wirklich begeistert. Die meisten waren einfache Entkleidungs-Nummern ohne bei mir grĂ¶ĂŸere Emotionen oder gar Erinnerungen hinterlassen zu haben.

FĂŒr mich sollte eine gute Burlesque Nummer eine Geschichte erzĂ€hlen oder im klassischen Burlesque eben ein großartiges Outfit haben und mit Erotik spielen. Das fand ich in der ersten HĂ€lfte bei den wenigsten Nummern. FrĂ€ulein Frauke wĂŒrde ich da am ehesten noch rausnehmen wollen.

Ich wurde dafĂŒr aber in der zweiten HĂ€lfte sehr entschĂ€digt. Die fand ich großartig und es waren tolle Nummern dabei. Honey Lulu gehört auf jeden Fall dazu, wenngleich ich die Nummer natĂŒrlich schon vor einigen Jahren bei Sheilas Vaudeville Variety 've seen. Aber es ist eine wunderbar schöne Nummer, die eigentlich alles hat, was ich erwarten wĂŒrde. …Ich frage mich nur, wie sie mit ihrer Teetasse so reist. In den Koffer passt die wohl nicht.

Ebenfalls ĂŒberzeugte mich MisSa Blue mit einer bereits schönen FederfĂ€chernummer, die sich dann in eine noch bessere Schwertschluckernummer wandelt. And, das ĂŒberzeugte mich durchausich hab das so noch nicht gesehen. Aber es mochte noch besser werden.

Es sagte es schon einige Male und ich sage es wieder, die Sparte des Burlesque bei der es seit einigen Jahren am kreativsten zugeht isteben nicht Burlesque sondern Boylesque. Die besten Ideen haben die MĂ€nner, in this case “Harden Reddy” from … Deustchland. Wow, who would have thought, ein super Boylesque Act aus Deutschland. Respect.

Aber vollkommen abgeholt hat mich Kitty Bang Bang. Die hat den Saal sowas von abgerissen. Ich habe lange keine Nummer gesehen, die eine Ă€hnliche Energie auf der BĂŒhne abgefeuert hat, wie eben diese Feuernummer von Kitty Bang Bang. Sie wurde zu Recht von gesamten Saal abgefeiert und so ziemlich jeder, mit dem ich mich danach unterhielt fand diese Nummer einenOberhammer”. Diese Nummer werde ich ganz sicher mindestens noch einmal sehen. Ich bin mir auch ziemlich sicher, where. Ich freue mich schon drauf. Eine Absolute Headliner Nummer.

Ich habe bei der Nummer ein Live-Video bei Instagram laufen lassen und muss da mal mehreres feststellen.

1. Mein Handy hat bei dunkler Umgebung eine miese QualitÀt und ich muss dringend wenn ich mal wieder Geld verdiene dieses in ein besseres Handy investieren, denn Livevideos sind eine schöne Sache

2. Live Videos auf Instagram sind doof, da sie nur in den Stories passieren und sofort weg sind, wenn das Video beendet ist. Was soll denn der Mist. Ich wĂŒrde das Video gerne noch sehen aber es ist w-e-gWas fĂŒr ein Mist ist das denn???

Die eigentliche Headlinerin Kitten De Ville wiederum fand ich auf hohem Niveau okay, aber es gab einige Nummern, die ich einfach toll fand und die mir ein deutlich grĂ¶ĂŸeres WOW Erlebnis bereiteten.

Insgesamt muss ich aber sagen, dass ich die Gala Spectacular wirklich gut fand, obwohl weder der Raum noch die erste HĂ€lfte das anfangs schienen…..

La FĂȘte Fatale – Gender Bender

When the lady who isn't actually called Else suddenly becomes Fritz – and I'm the most normal person at the whole party.

Hachja, the Fatal Feast. There is in Berlin as I wrote recently yes a whole lot of parties and events, which one somehow with the overname “Burlesque” can be provided, but there is only one FĂȘte Fatale. And that is probably the party with the best guests ever.

The FĂȘte Fatale always has a motto. …Clear, you know that at other parties too, usually there come around 12,357% of the guests somehow motto and about it 12,3% somehow carelessly attached to the Thame. (okay the bohemian Sauvage is an exception and of course Halloween) But the FĂȘte Fatale is different, almost all guests come here according to the motto, and often at a high level.

But that's kind of logical, because this is the burlesque party, on which those performers come, which are not occurring anywhere at the moment, that those party people come across, who are not otherwise busy at the moment and all other guests do not want to decline. This mixture of great people often leads to a particularly atmospheric, charged party – and this was one of them again.

The motto of this evening was “Gender Bender” Women than men, Men as women and something in between.

Lola would call it:
Ladies, gentlemen and those who are yet to make up your mind.

Me as great and great and wonderful – although I wonder, what to do as a drag at such a party…. When I'm always walking around like that, I would actually have needed a mustache, But since I don't own a car anymore, and a trip to Deko Behrendt didn't fit in with the stuff I felt – although completely according to the party motto, somehow totally underdressed among all the great people there.

But actually already when I immersed myself in the party it was clear to me, that can only be great. So many familiar faces, so many great people so much mess. I mean what should you think of it, when the lady, which is actually not called Else all of a sudden as “Fritz” or the lady who is actually not called Lou is then Jesus or a real silver man whose real name is not Hedoluxe or Carlos Amore or or or is on the way as Captain Gender Bender. A crazy schizophrenic party company just me was “just Zoe” – well and Sheila Sheila and a few others as well but it was a wild, beautiful mess.

The girl, that “special” Choosing costumes for the costume contest, I was convinced and she wanted me there… My response, that I would always walk around like that, So nothing special didn't stop her from doing so, to put me on their list as a contestant. 🙂

Although, as I said, I didn't actually find myself in costumes, I went on stage, needed “Fritz” and “Jesus” not mention my name, since this was well known and made me a choice.

I lost to a team of three, which actually had nothing to do with the topic, but won against a bearded unicorn and Captain Genderbender. Yeah!

Fritz and Jesus

Somehow I didn't feel so comfortable on stage… So you should still work on the stage presence, but others can do that better anyway, such as Banbury Cross:

or Tamara Mascara:

or the other acts on stage there.

And, the acts are an important part of the FĂȘte Fatale but not the most important. The most beautiful is, that you are never alone at this party. You actually talk to acquaintances or interesting strangers all the time and not necessarily with the usual suspects

I've had several drinks of my own and that of her friend's drink, who was otherwise busy (I can't get a more precise time determination) talk to a girl, who came to Bassy completely by chance and actually wanted to go somewhere else, but then did not get away from it and stayed until just before the end, to do this with some people, which you have come across at parties for many years, but with whom I have never spoken before. Always nice. (yes also with the bearded unicorn)

In any case, I haven't felt so well entertained at a party for a long time, which is also visible through this alone, that I closed the shop with a small group around Adam and Regina and one more round of Kreuzberger “Trinkteufel” visited, one 23,5 Opening hours on the day bar, which is only a few hundred meters from my home and which I had never visited in all that time.

I had previously labeled it a metal bar, but then had to determine, that MĂŒnchner Freiheit and Klaus Lage are also played there. Worlds collapse….

By the way, I got home around half-way 9 in the morning 😉

what a night 🙂

Adam as Emma Shuberg. You know her from the George Michael supermodel video. But that's already a few years old and you can see that in Emma. Worn out, the good 🙂

The two to the right and left of Sheila were clearly male Gauls, whose names I can't think of Alberix and Odelix or something like that, but they definitely had a very fiery magic potion – clearly of Mexican origin, So they seem to come from Hamburg, the home of good Mexicans.