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Anders als die Andern

Contemporary music04 Jul '24(Past)

A theatrical concert by queer conductor Manoj Kamps together with drag queen Ma’MaQueen and tenor Freddie Ballentine.

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Berlin, 1924. In the heart of the Weimar Republic, there is a largely safe haven for what we now call the LGBTQ+ community. Dozens of bars and clubs form a sanctuary for all variations in gender and sexuality. Taboo-breaking cabaret flourishes, until the rise of Nazism puts a violent end to it.

A hundred years later, the queer utopia is unfortunately still a pipe dream. To keep the vision alive, we are reviving the Berlin queer scene of that time in stories, songs and orchestral music: a celebration of what was, a commemoration of the people and places that have been erased, a dream image of what we continue to fight for today.

Well-known club songs from the vibrant 1920s — in new dazzling arrangements — form the centerpiece of this concert, which unfolds as a Drag Queen Story Hour hosted by the one and only Ma'MaQueen.

Photo Ma'MaQueen © Cyriel Jacobs

Programme & performers

Hindemith Amor und Psyche: Overture
Strauss Capriccio op. 85: String Sextet, part
Hartmann Concerto funebre; for violin and string orchestra, part 4
Weill Symphony no. 2, part 2
Smit Symphony in C, part 3
Berg ‘Liebesode’ from Sieben frühe Lieder
Cabaret songs by Koselleck, Reutter and Spoliansky, among others

Conductor & conceptManoj Kamps
TenorFreddie Ballentine
Host & storytellerMa'MaQueen
Text & research
Ben Miller
An ode to
the LGBTQ community

All play dates of Anders als die Andern

Thursday 04 Jul 20248:30 PM
RotterdamOude Luxor

Please note: ticket sales are via Luxor Theater Rotterdam.

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