LE PUSTRA’S CABARET
OF THE NAMELESS
Le Pustra’s Kabarett der Namenlosen is a provocative theatrical cabaret play and contemporary interpretation of the progressive Weimar era Cabaret Culture and hedonistic nightlife of Post War Berlin. Taking inspiration from various colourful Berlin Cabarets including the Eldorado (1928) nightclub, Weiße Maus Cabaret (1919) and naturally Erich Lowlinsky’s original Kabarett der Namenlosen (1926), Le Pustra reimagines Berlin’s legendary nightlife. The show is presented as a salon with transitioning short scenes or vignettes, resulting in a richly layered tableau vivant. The Kabarett explores the newly found sexual freedoms available (partially due to the relaxation of censorship) and avant-garde artistic innovation, especially seen in theater, dance, film and cabaret.
This venue is a true resurrection from the enchanting slumber, captured through the lens of a Leica Monochrom camera. The burlesque show was expertly photographed and published in a monochromatic style, untouched by post-processing. Because, as they say, true style requires no editing!