Berlin COMPASS Summer Solstice: Sommeranfang

Sun in the North
22 June 2012 to 23 June 2012
Club der polnischen Versager, Ackerstrasse 170, Berlin-Mitte, U8 Rosenthaler PLatz
A magical evening on shifting times full of ritual, music, poetry and laughter


any time from 23:00
door from 22:30


[after conclusion of the second UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final]



late night Summer Solstice Berlin COMPASS cabaret hosted by LOKI hosted by SANDRA SARALA** with DANIELA GAST** GUIGNOL** HANS KELLETT** VOLCANICK** WASP SUMMER** along with Mystery Guests
the penultimate edition of the Berlin series celebrates the sun in the North
and all the plenty of the rituals of eastern-central European summer... scaring away the spring, water, fire, flower wreaths and fake weddings, kissing games, singing, drinking, laughter, happiness and love...

with stunning music from:
alt-country queen WASP SUMMER &
punk-blues-chansons maestro GUIGNOL (Pier Adduce, solo, on special import from Milan)

video installation performance art

the delightful HANS KELLETT, singer of the band Princessin Hans, will be massaging stories out of his old suitcase gramophone

VOLCANICK is going to shake, shimmy and gyrate

while your host SANDRA SARALA, possessed by the trickster LOKI, shapeshifts his-her-its way through the shortest night, when the veils between space and time flex and change and mutating forms of Slavic and Germanic song and word break free

***The first act of communal Bread Breaking can and will happen any time from 23:00***


Daniela Gast In my works as a video/installation artist I search for and reinstall emotions to bridge the technical and conceptional aspects of the same. It’s like spinning outwards from the centre which the mind creates and the body permeates.
Daniela Gast Als Video/Installation und Performance Künstlerin suche und erneuere ich Emotionen die den technischen und konzeptionellen Prozess meiner Arbeit überbrücken. Es ist wie das Drehen nach Aussen - ausgehend von einem Zentrum das der Verstand kreiert und den Körper durchdringt.

Guignol sounds out a territory ranging wild between intense ballads and furious punk-blues, a magical hybrid of singer-songwriter traditions, folk, punk, blues and twisted pop that sorties into cinematic, theatrical sonic sound. Rhythmic-noise physicality and impetuosity touching multiple destinations of the mind.

Hans Kellett, singer of the band Princessin Hans, will be massaging stories out of his old suitcase gramophone.
Hans Kellett
, Sänger der Band Princessin Hans, wird Geschichten aus seinem alten Koffergrammophon raus massieren.
Sandra Sarala left New Zealand over 15 years ago for Seoul and, via Moscow, Poland, southern Germany and rural Bohemia, ended up in Berlin in April 2002. A singing performance poet with a sideline in archaic East European folk song, she lives a luxurious yet primeval life on a small mountain in Berlin.
Sandra Sarala verließ Neuseeland vor über 15 Jahren. Ihr Weg führte über Seoul, Moskau, Polen, Süddeutschland und dem ländlichen Böhmen nach Berlin. Hier lebt sie seit April 2002 und tritt als singende Dichterin auf, die sich nebenberuflich altertümlichen Volksliedern aus Osteuropa widmet. Auf einem kleinen Berg inmitten von Berlin lebt sie ein genießeriches und uriges Leben.

Volcanick Berlin's hairiest burlesque belly dancer.
Volcanick Berlins haarigster Burlesque Bauchtänzer.
Wasp Summer In thrall to Folk and Alt-Country, Wasp Summer (Australia/Berlin) shines through her thoughtful song-writing, lush vocal delivery and her dirty élan on electric guitar.
Wasp Summer Unter dem Eindruck Folk und Alt.Country Musik, Wasp Summer (Australien/Berlin) durch gedankenvoll Lieder, ein saftig Stimme und ihr Freilauf-Elan auf E-Gitarre glänzt.
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