Le Pustra's Kabarett der Namenlosen (or Cabaret of the Nameless) is a contemporary reimagining of Weimar era Cabaret Culture and Nightlife in Berlin. On the 24th of September 2011 the trial show made its stage debut at Die Freche Muse, at the Old Cholmeley Boys Club in Dalston, London.
The original cabaret, also entitled Kabarett der Namenlosen was a notorious but popular late-night dive in Weimar-era Berlin from 1926 till 1932 created by Erich Lowinsky - also known by his stage name "Elow". The cabaret was originally performed on Monday evenings at the Monbijou Cabaret (formally known asDie Weiße Maus) located at Jägerstraße 18 in Mitte.
In October 2017, Le Pustra and the cast of Kabarett der Namenlosen performed "Das lila Lied" for the BBC Four series Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power with Suzy Klein.
Between 2016 and 2019 American Artist, Ella Guru created three large oil paintings inspired by the show.
In 2018, Irish artist Alana Richards created a series of paintings and an art exhibition based on the show's characters entitled: Morphium: Hallucinations of a Kabarett.
In 2022 Kabarett der Namenlosen was featured in Babylon Berlin Season 4 with Le Pustra reprising his role as Edwina Morell. The scene depicts a new interpretation of Erich Lowinsky's notorious and original concept.
In 2020 Le Pustra made his TV debut as EdwinaMorell, the mysterious owner /Souteneur of the Luxor nightclub in the award-winning German crime drama Babylon Berlin (Season 3).
In Season 4, Le Pustra reprised his role as Morell; but this time as the diabolical host of the Kabarett der Namenlosen, set in the Moka Efti nightclub. The scene is reminiscent of Elow's original concept. The new season premiered on the 8th of October 2022 on Sky Deutschland.
In 2023, Le Pustra joined the big band Moka Efti Orchestra for a series of concerts in Germany, Poland and Denmark as the lead vocalist. Le Pustra will join the band for several additional shows in 2024.
Le Pustra was also a featured soloist in the premiere of Babylon Berlin in Concert on the 11th, 12th & 13th of September 2023 at the famous Theater des Westens in Berlin. The line-up included Max Raabe, Natalia Mateo, Sabine Tambrea and Meret Becker. Music production by Johnny Klimek and conducted by Kristjan Järvi.
Le Pustra co-authored a chapter with Dr. Anna-Sophie Jürgens for the book Circus and the Avant-Gardes: History, Imaginary, Innovation published by Routledge. The chapter, entitled Glam Clowning: From Dada to Gaga – A Conversation with Le Pustraexplores the origin and reinterpretation of the Dada inspired vinyl suit made famous by German countertenor and New Wave artist, Klaus Nomi.
Le Pustra has been a guest speaker for various lectures, podcasts and online classes including UCLA, The National Australian University, CIEE (Berlin), The Goethe-Institute and Humboldt University of Berlin.
Between 2022 and 2023 a series of online illustrated talks were created for Morbid Anatomywith provocative titles such as Anita Berber: Tanz der Schönen und Verdammten and Opium: Darkling's Muse.
Podcasts interviews include "Bureau of Lost Culture" on Soho Radio and "Goldstaub" (Episode 11).
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