On February 9th, 2016, the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™ was proud to host the InSeries of Performing Arts. This innovative group of DC performers presents an eclectic mix of cabaret, dance, and experimental chamber opera productions with an emphasis on Spanish and Latin American culture. The group provided Foundation members and guests with a “sneak peek” of their next production through a “director’s salon”-performance, lecture, and interaction with cast members all made for a memorable and informative evening.
The performance, titled Kabarett & Cabaret, brought to life the exciting music of the Weimar and featured German, Austrian, and American composers. Echoing many of the themes of GAHM’s recent traveling exhibit 100 Years of Hollywood, the performance allowed the listener to, “fall in love again with iconic Berliner cabaret gems.” The song revue, “explored the artistry of émigré stars of film & music who came to America fleeing Nazi persecution: Marlene Dietrich, Lotte Lenya, Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill, Arnold Schoenberg & the film music geniuses Frederick Hollander (The Blue Angel), Erich Korngold (Robin Hood), Franz Waxman (Sunset Boulevard). They brought the dark, raunchy, political world of the Kabarett to ‘Weimar on the Pacific,’ aka 1940s Hollywood”.