13 Sep 2018 to 16 Sep 2018
Business woman. A gesamtkunstwerk. An artist.
Emilie Flöge (1874-1952), was a reformist fashion designer and one of the Flöge Sisters who ran a hugely successful Viennese fashion salon; she was also life companion to artist Gustav Klimt and an integral part of Vienna’s fin de siècle art movement. Those are the facts, but who was Emilie Flöge really?
Beloved Muse re-imagines the part of Emilie’s life that she deliberately burnt, and rescues a radical and extraordinary woman from the ashes. Maxi Blaha, a Vienna-based, Australian-Austrian actress renowned for her sensitive portrayals of Austrian female icons (such as Bertha von Suttner and Efriede Jelinek ) brings her to life in this elegant portrait cleverly mixing Flöge’s internal and external worlds and a life lived across two world wars.
Brought to Australia for the Klimt centenary year, this production utilizes original props initially owned by Flöge and Klimt, with Blaha accompanied by Georg Buxhofer on bass.
by Penny Black
starring Maxi Blaha
The final show on Sunday 16th will be performed in German.