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.
Written, directed and performed by Aletia Upstairs (with a lot of help from Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht)
“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.