Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This Thursday June 3, at 9 pm, Ixion Burlesque, the world's oldest burlesque troupe, under the direction of Albert Garzon, will perform "Weimar Burlesque" at Sideshows by the Seashore in Coney Island.
I wrote the dialogue between the songs after reading Weill's bio and a book of letters between the composer and Lotte Lenya, his wife. There are some lovely dancers lined up.
FROM THE FACEBOOK PAGE (click to RSVP)
IXION's "Weimar Burlesque" brings to life Kurt Weill's music written in Germany between 1927 and 1934. The cast of Cabaret Dancers includes many new faces: AUDREY BLOOM, HUDSON JEWEL, MLLE LENA, ROSABELLE SELAVY, JOSEPHINE ST. JAMES and TESS TRUEHART. Vocalist ADRIAN HARTLEY sings as Lotte Lenya with MARK KIRBY on drums and ALBERT GARZON on piano, as Kurt Weill. The script by Uke Jackson is largely drawn from the couple's letters, making this event the latest of Ixion Burlesque's historical recreations.