Meow Meow at Joe’s Pub October 4-6
Having just won the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize in September for her show Feline Intimate, the singular cabaret artist Meow Meow will come to New York for three nights only: October 4, 5 and 6 at Joe’s Pub. Joined by Lance Horne (piano), Yair Evnine (cello, guitar) and David Berger (percussion), she will perform material spanning her immensely acclaimed body of work.
London’s The Times has called Meow Meow “sensational” and said, “Cabaret was always supposed to be transgressive and subversive; Meow Meow puts the beauty and the beastliness of it back where it belongs: out on the edge and in your face.” The German press has called her a “Bird of Paradise” bringing “ a new color to the Berlin stage heavens,” and the Australian press has called her “a phenomenon.” The intimate limited engagement at Joe’s Pub will reveal the wildly varied artistry that has led many to describe her as the consummate post-modern diva: sequins and satire, original chansons apocalyptiques, wicked Weimar, 1930s Shanghai showtunes, 1960s French pop, Piazzolla, Brel, Brecht, Casal, Kitt, Anderson and Radiohead re-envisioned.
In addition to the Edinburgh Festival prize, Meow Meow has garnered numerous international accolades, including several Australian Green Room Awards, the Sydney Theatre Critics Award and the New York Franklin Furnace Performance Art Award. David Bowie, Pina Bausch, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Carnegie Hall at Neue Galerie have all curated her work for their various festivals in the U.S. and Europe. The Sydney Opera House has presented several seasons of her work—including her shows Beyond Glamour and Meow to the World: Crisis is Born—and, with Malthouse Theatre, commissioned her full-length original music theatre piece VAMP! (with composer Iain Grandage).
She has recorded for WDR, RBB (Germany), ABC (Australia), Radio France, and Sonic Arts (UK), toured the U.S. with Amanda Palmer and the Dresden Dolls, and recently recorded an album with Pink Martini’s Thomas M Lauderdale, entitled Here Kitty Kitty…The Lost Sessions. She is a regular guest in the Olivier Award winning La Clique on London’s West End, and with the Weimar NY collective in NYC. Sydney Festival and the US Time Based Arts Festival, Portland have presented her piece Insert the name of the Person You Love /My mouth is a wonder, an ongoing work on the time it takes to fall in love, and she has created works for international theaters and festivals, including Ann Arbor, Nantes, Braga Portugal, Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide, New Zealand. She has had extended seasons at the home of German cabaret, Bar Jeder Vernunft in Berlin, and most recently has had a sold out extended season at London’s Soho Theatre. With the Australian National Academy of Music, she performed Reinbert de Leeuw and the Schönberg Ensemble’s Schubert/Schumann revisioning Wunderschön for Perth International Arts Festival 2010 with orchestra.