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“I’ll know how to die.” As Dutch femme fatale and spy Mata Hari is imprisoned, awaiting death by firing squad, she reflects on her life. Verbatim narrative based on actual letters and interviews, this illumination of a legendary woman is interspersed with songs and dance by cabaret performer Aletia Upstairs. At the heart of this piece we see Mata Hari’s art, inspired by Indonesian temple dance. Animation and set design of Mata Hari’s scrapbook by Cristina Espejo Vindel. Costumes by Yueer Zhang. Choreography by Ash Mukherjee. Direction by Aliki Kylika. A free show for a voluntary contribution towards taking our show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
A global journey for the linguistically challenged brought to you by sultry chanteuse Aletia Upstairs and silver-tongued crooner Sertan Sanderson. Inspired by their mutual love and talent for languages, Sertan and Aletia will attempt to take on a dozen or so tongues musically - with some tongue-twisting consequences.
Lush Life: A Cabaret about Drinking
Seven short men can drive a woman to the deadliest of sins! Enlightened by various Indian performing arts, Aletia Upstairs brings an exotic new dimension to the Snow White fairy tale.
At the Hot August Fringe Festival 2011: Seven short men can drive a woman to the deadliest of sins! Enlightened by various Indian performing arts, Aletia Upstairs brings an exotic new dimension to the Snow White fairy tale. With Ada Kan on keys, Directed by Anna Brownsted
Sounds Like: Sade, Annie Lennox ∆ DIVA, Jennifer Ferguson, Sinead O'Connor, Alanis Morisette
Label: Upstairs Productions
Bio: Aletia Upstairs is a singer-songwriter in the jazz and chanson tradition with a background in theatre and music from diverse cultures. She regularly performs in cabaret shows.
Following her solo album Possibility which she wrote, composed, recorded, produced and launched in 2006, two new single...See Full Bio