Andrea Spisto: Butch Princesa

Here's a new twist on the cabaret variety show: one woman performs the whole variety. There's a message right there: she can be it all. Dancer, puppeteer, singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, stripper, actor, storyteller, emcee, and finally, all-around butch princesa.

One of the festival's most inventive, unapologetic and high-energy fringe acts.

Connected by a comedic narrative of migration (from Venezuela to the UK), and thread about standing your ground as a queer person, this show is a disco ball of shiny fragments all reflecting upon our being together and finding that the world looks very different depending on what or who you embody.

Andrea Spisto has many stunning abilities and extensive training in dance and performance. Don't be fooled by the youth of this performer. Although some of her bits were brilliant (particularly the Tate Modern one) and some were merely personal branding, audience mood elevation, or dead-air-filling, she is a pro at commanding the stage and the attention and confidence of the audience. Allow her to take you on a deep journey that visits and revisits experiences of migration, home, queerness, sex, drugs, and dreams of being famous, all wrapped in a glittery teary, joyful cabaret wrapper of the finest tinsel.

The magical Spiegelyurt strikes again in providing a venue for one of the festival's most inventive, unapologetic and high-energy Fringe acts.

Reviews by Brian Felsen

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Andrea Spisto: Butch Princesa

★★★★

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The Blurb

Character comedy, dance and Latin beats guide you deep into a surreal queer immigrant wonderland. Unflinchingly emotional art explosion. Honest to the teeth and under the skin fun. Brave, joyful, fiery! A show full of insights into gender boundaries, politics and human magic. 'Spisto provides a valuable reminder of the power of creativity when liberation is the goal' **** (List). 'Unpacking what it means to be beautiful and a woman in the 21st century... the clowning, dancing and singing are all superb' **** (ToDoList.org.uk). 'A joyous trip' (FunnyWomen.com).

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