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Fringe Review: Weimarian Revolution: Stories From the Shadows of 1920 Berlin

Weimarian Revolution is a pleasantly bold display of some of the finest cabaret music to come out of the period.

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Presented by Kate JasonSmith and Hartstone-Kitney Productions
Reviewed 13 March 2020

Weimarian Revolution is a pleasantly bold display of some of the finest cabaret music to come out of the period. 

Although politically challenged, the Weimer Republic is seen as a bright period in Modern German cultural history with art central to the revival of German society after the Second World War. During this time household names like Bauhaus and Max Beckman were symbols of a modern Germany. 

Artemisia LeFay has a excellent singing voice pulling from her professional training and her family history in the opera. 

It was clear she has an expansive knowledge in the area and it was enjoyable to see how involved she became when talking about the subject. Her choice of music was perfect for the show with one or two crowd pleasers including the ever enjoyable Pirate Jenny from The Threepenny Opera

As an audience member there were some small difficulties that were hard to get past. Artemisia chose to have her mic on a stand rather than in hand and she seemed to be restricted by it. For one thing she was unable to make use of the stage which complimented her so. There were times however where she moved away from the mic and it was in those moments where she truly shone. She connected with the audience and seemed to be enjoying herself more. Regardless of this, her voice alone was enough to make the performance fun.

Reviewed by Simon Lancione

Rating out of 5:  4

Venue:  The Jade Monkey
Season:  13,14,15 March
Duration:  60
Tickets:  $FP 23, C 20, Bank SA support act 10, Bank SA card holder 18
Bookings: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/weimarian-revolution-stories-from-the-shadows-of-1920s-berlin-af2020

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