A Queer Love of Dix

Otto Dix Weimar Cabaret • Running Time: 60 mins
Written, directed and performed by Aletia Upstairs (with a lot of help from Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht)

Aletia Upstairs, cabaretist extraordinaire delivers an exploration of Weill, Brecht, and Weimar cabaret songs like Alabama Song, Falling in Love Again, Pirate Jenny, Barbara Song, and I Am a Vamp. Set in the world of expressionist painter Otto Dix, as Julia Berber – Anita Berber’s fictional sister, Aletia Upstairs relates the Weimar period to contemporary events with comedy and audience sing-alongs.

“Aletia gave a great performance full of passion and humour. The audience loved it.”
✭✭✭✭✭ – Patrick Harrington (Counter Culture)

“Challenging and courageous. This lady in red shines like a newborn star.”
   – Kevin Short (International Times)

“A Queer Love Of Dix is a quality piece of theatre and performance art…a well-crafted script and beautifully sung songs…a performance of mastery.”
✭✭✭✭✭ – Mark Calvert (Mumble) 

Aletia Upstairs is a South African born, London based archival performance artist, cabaretist, singer-songwriter and vintage songstress currently completing a PhD in Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University. Her practice is situated in performing archives, autobiographical, postdramatic and participatory-immersive performance.‘A Queer Love of Dix’ received 5-star reviews at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018. She received the Kantor Demarco award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 for 'Emballage'. 

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