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#teddyartist: Godmother

Godmother is a transgenre band that plays “oldies but newbies”, finding that middle ground between the strange and the strangely familiar. Their first anti-hit was “Theme Song from James Bond 23”, amassing over 200,000 views on YouTube (albeit mostly from pissed-off Adele fans). One year later, GODMOTHER released a 7″ single and music video for “These Things Take Time”, which No Fear Of Pop praised as “exuberant, luscious, and delightfully kinky… effectively smashed the competition for 2013’s greatest lyric.”

When: 07.02.14
10 pm @TEDDY AWARD Grand Opening Night
Where: SchwuZ

#teddyartist: Hedwig & the Angry Inch feat. Sven Ratzke

HEDWIG is coming back, whether you like it or not! The story of a rock n’ roll gender-bender premiered off-Broadway in 1998 and rapidly became a cult hit – just as did the 2001 film version, which also won that year’s TEDDY AWARD. In the musical’s first German production (2013), HEDWIG is played by the extravagant Sven Ratzke.

Born in 1977, the singer and entertainer lives in Amsterdam and Berlin and has been performing solo shows all over Europe as well as in New York for more than 10 years. Part German, part Dutch, Ratzke is considered an Homme Fatale of the chanson and cabaret scene and is virtually unique in his interpretations of modern vaudeville theater which incorporate elements of cabaret and personality show.

Sven Ratzke is backed by his personal angry inches: Florian Friedrich (Bass & Musical Director), Christopher Noodt (Keys), Hans Schlotter (Drums), Jan Terstegen (Guitar).

When: 14.02.14
9 pm @TEDDY AWARD Ceremony
Where: Komische Oper Berlin
Ticket Hotline: Tel.: +49-(0)30-4799 7474

#teddyartist: Günter Papendell

His amazing voice held audiences spellbound in Mannheim, Bremen and even Chicago: Baritone Günter Papendell has already made his mark across a wide range. Winner and finalist in various competitions – including the ARD Channel Music Contest, the Willi Domgraff Fassbaender Competition and the Belvedere Singing Contest. In 2004, he joined the ensemble at the Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen. Guest performances have taken him to the Bavarian State Opera House and the Gärtnerplatz Theater in Munich, to the Mannheim and Weimar National Theaters as well as the State Theaters at Nüremburg and Mainz. He has been part of the ensemble at the Komische Oper Berlin since 2007, where he has played Don Giovanni, Escamillo, Guglielmo, Graf Almaviva and Dr. Falke.

When: 14.02.14
9 pm @TEDDY AWARD Gala
Where: Komische Oper Berlin
Ticket Hotline: Tel.: +49-(0)30-4799 7474

Picture © Gunnar Geller

#teddyartist: Whipstick

Two absolute luminaries of their respective artistic genres present a collaborative show full of music, passion, acrobatics, comedy and sensuality. David Pereira‘s acrobatics give rise to impassioned performances in the air and on the ground. Physicality, dance, acrobatics and passion unite in a perfect GesamtkunstwerkJack Woodhead is a reincarnation of the cabaret in modern attire. With flawless piano playing and grandiose singing, he always manages to walk the fine line between loud, funny, trashy tones and calm poetics. Pereira and Woodhead met at BASE BERLIN and have been working together on various shows ever since. The two artists together in one show guarantees a completely new path in the chanson and varieté scene.


When: 14.02.14
11.45 pm @TEDDY AWARD Midnight Special
Where: Komische Oper Berlin
Ticket Hotline: Tel.: +49-(0)30-4799 7474