Curated by Marisa Caichiolo, I had the pleasure of choreographing and dancing on a piece for Petra Eiko at the Spring Art Week 2017 at The Reef – Downtown LA
YEEEES! It happened in Rio de Janeiro, Leopold’s home town, he got invited to sing a classic Brazilian rock song, Bete Balanco, sung originally by one of Leo’s major influence, Cazuza. It happened LIVE with the house band on a major TV show, the awesome Amor e Sexo on Globo TV channel. The show had an audience record peak of 64 million viewers and it was literally historical. The show was a celebration to the LGBTQ arts, expression and freedom! It talked about the growing and alarming violence and lack of tolerance towards the LGBTQ community. In Brazil numerous trans, gays, lesbians are killed solely by hate and ignorance.
It was a very important move to the whole entire country, because it was aired at GLOBO, the biggest right wing, media monopoly. Globo owns EVERYTHING news papers, magazines, radio stations, cable channel, websites, apps and has the massively majority of Brazilian viewers. Globo it’s the Brazilian version of the American FOX. But bigger and more powerful.
We were there to be ourselves. To sing from our hearts out and to be heard. We were there to help the movement by educating the country about freedom and respect.
I am wearing:
Hair – Marcos Gambine
Make up: Blatz Brasil
Styling: Dudu Bertholini
Shoes: Jeremy Scott customized by Leopold Nunan
WATCH IT HERE:
CLICK AND LIVE for this raw footage of LEOPOLD performing Sergio Mendes, MAGALENHA!
With the idea that LA needs a boylesque show night out, Leo and Robbie are bringing FABARET! to reality. Leopold Nunan, a true vaudevillian born and raised in Brazil, brings the carnaval wherever he performs and singer-songwriter Robbie McDonald adds a bit of torch to his special brand of indie rock. The duo have joined forces to promote a night in which curated live cabaret performances will be punctuated by sweaty dance sessions from LA’s best DJs.
The pair chose 3 Clubs in Hollywood because of its central location (midway between West Hollywood and Sunset Junction), rich history and extraordinary staff (ask the doorman about the time he met Lucille Ball next time you’re in!)
Says Robbie, “This place is all swank and glamor, just perfect for a night where LA’s hottest cabaret acts will share the stage with the city’s best DJs — and the piano sounds good too!”
Of the night, Leopold Nunan says, “We want to bring romance back to nightlife with lots of flirting, drama and sweaty dance sessions in between — all in true Hollywood style.”
3 Clubs is located at the heart of Hollywood, on Vine just north of Santa Monica Boulevard. We’ll have a wild red carpet set up at our entrance, so come dressed to impress!
DAMES OF THE NIGHT:
DJs (DISCO + FUNK + HOUSE + ELECTRONICA)
AMBROSIA SALAD https://soundcloud.com/sindrisalad
OMAR DI JOU https://soundcloud.com/omardijou
ON STAGE: (DRAMA + MASCULINITY + CAMP + SEX)
MARTIN MATAMOROS https://www.facebook.com/retardo.mantalban
ALAN ISHII https://youtu.be/IvWLqQXBm9A
IAN MAC KINNON https://www.facebook.com/mackinnon.ian or www.gayhistorgy.com
CHER NOBYL SHOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDS4cS1A8yU
ROBBIE MC DONALD www.robbiemcdonald.com
LEOPOLD NUNAN www.leopoldnunan.com
+ GO GO DANCERS ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!
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