William Ludwig and Dean Austin present WEIMAR TANGO
We start our journey in the dark, exciting Kabarett of 1920s Berlin. The free spirit of Weimar Berlin was explored in songs through criticism of government and the airing of previously taboo themes of gender conflict, corruption and homosexuality. Satirical, confrontational and sometimes shocking, these songs are as relevant and current today as they were almost a hundred years ago. Then we continue to Buenos Aires and the dark soul of tango. Days of loneliness in a city of men and stories of lost love through the tango songs of Astor Piazzolla, Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill and others. These are songs of a dark world... early dawn apocalyptic nightmares of Buenos Aires. But always in between there is a moment of desire and promise
William Ludwig is an accomplished performer on stage and in film. William's concert and cabaret projects have taken him to prestigious venues throughout Europe, including the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and the Munich Philharmonie. Together with Dean Austin he toured Germany with a highly-acclaimed evening of the songs of Kurt Weill, Youkali. London's Vortex hosted an evening of Berlin Cabaret Songs and Ports Of Call, a programme of German and French cabaret songs, took him to the Grec Festival in Barcelona, a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival and London's Drill Hall.
Dean Austin trained at the University of Hull, gaining a BMus(Hons). As MD he has worked in the West End, national & international tours, regional and fringe theatre, TV, drama schools & numerous pantomimes & workshops of new musicals, working with composers from here and abroad.