Love is in the air. But not here. Here, it’s raw attraction. Arousal. Temptation. The first round of drinks has been served, the light is dimmed low. Is it just us or did it get hot in here? Two beautiful burlesque dancers appear on stage. It isn’t long until they start slipping out of their sparkling red dresses. The energy level rises. A woman sitting next to us in the dark whispers “God, even I would take these beauties home”.
In Berlin wet dreams are never far, but finding something sophisticated can be challenging. Luckily, Kleine Nachtrevue isn’t a strip club but an intimate burlesque venue tickling your erotic fantasies. It’s a haven for erotic theatre, nude ballett and all things kinky. It makes you smirk, cheer, admire and of course – aroused. The easy play with nudity makes you want more at one second and lets all sexual appeal disappear in the next. Suddenly, you see it clearly: it’s just naked bodies dancing. Only a moment later, the show shifts back to its seductive play and temptation returns with a bang. Wonderful!
The show has its edges (super weird scene including a baby costume) but they just make it more likeable. It’s raw, authentic, honest and doesn’t crave for perfection. It’s Berlin in a nutshell, with all the hedonism, twists, turns and kinkiness. When the curtains fall and the star of the show enters the stage, you realise maybe you were wrong. Love IS in the air.
Opened Wednesday to Saturday, shows start 9pm. Swing by and be amazed!
Berlin has a reputation for being an open minded place where influences from all over the globe come together to create something brand new, something different. We love the fact that it can be witnessed on almost any corner of the city. Dirty Berlin meets national and international street art, frequently fabricating unique pieces of mural art that go viral on the web via facebook or instagram.
Artists drool at the thought of working in Berlin and they’re rightfully doing so. We’re the capitol of cool. If artists are the iron, we’re the magnet. Hence it’s just befitting for our urban image to have an emerging networking platform like Urban Nation in Schöneberg, who regularly host street&mural art expositions in an otherwise unused building on Bülowstraße near Berlin’s gay epicentre Nollendorfplatz. Urban Nation and their director Yasha Young don’t only support aspiring artists, they’re also flying in big names from the street art scene like US-based Shepard Fairey, who’s known for his iconic “hope” pictures of Barack Obama. The international artists don’t only lend their hands to help create unique expositions on the inside, they’re also re-painting the building’s facade every few months. It never gets boring in Berlin!
“It’s a love letter to Berlin and the forgotten parts that once were heavy with historic and creative spirit” Yasha points out. Their dedication is remarkable and the reaction of the people living nearby has been overwhelmingly positive. When we arrived we observed a bunch of grumpy looking construction workers who where busy loading the latest parts of the exhibition into their trucks to get them to a place where they’re safely stored – the last exhibition just ended. We tried to sneak in from the backdoor to take a few pictures of the graffitis inside, but apparently these guys had a bad day and threw us out despite our most disarming smiles.
Some of the most exceptional pieces are displayed day and night in show windows outside, so head over there now and check it out, you won’t be disappointed. We promise!