What do the war in Iraq, mobile phone text messages and SPAM have in common? Not much, you might think. But in her latest show "Soul Sensation" at the TIPI from October 5 to November 12, Gayle Tufts weaves together these themes - as well as other absurdities from daily life - in her usual seamless way with brilliant moments of ad lib and impeccable timing. And all in "Dinglish", of course! Invented by Gayle Tufts herself, Dinglish is a well-crafted and irreverent mixture of English and German that everybody can understand and enjoy.
As an American living Berlin since 1991, with her own way of trying to build a bridge between the German and American culture, Gayle Tufts presents her personal songbook of American soul, folk and pop music from The Supremes to Donna Summer, from Bruce Springsteen to Nat King Cole, combined with story telling, and sometimes biting humour, in a glamorous evening of entertainment.
The 11-member Soul Sensation Orchestra, under the musical direction of Michael Dixon (conductor of the German premieres of both "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera" in Hamburg), was assembled especially for this very American show and from the very start is sure to get your feet tapping. And even though thereÂ´s not much space in the TIPI to tap or move anything, by the end of the show youÂ´ll be on your feet, groovinÂ´ to the beat and applauding Gayle Tufts - a charismatic all-round entertainer who brings us all a bit closer together.
More about Gayle Tufts at www.gayle-tufts.de
Gayle Tufts - Soul Sensation!
Mit The Soul Sensation Orchestra
Regie: Thomas Hermanns
Keine Vorstellung am 20.10.04 und vom 28.10.-31.10.2004
Tipi - das Zelt
GroÃe Querallee (Zwischen Kanzleramt und Haus der Kulturen)
Di-Sa 20.30 Uhr, So 19.30 Uhr,
EinlaÃ und Restauration Di-Sa ab 19 Uhr, So ab 18 Uhr
Eintritt von 18,50 bis 36 Euro
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