Santiago Echeverry

Santiago Echeverry

Cabaret: unsung heroes


 

artist statement

The Cabaret is a series of three-dimensional portraits, videos, video installations and performances of the LGBT community and its allies in Wilton Manors / Fort Lauderdale, FL. Drag queens, gogo dancers, bar tenders, artists, DJs, nudists, athletes, and some of the regulars are part of a group of unsung heroes that cherish their freedom as Americans and immigrants in the US, celebrating their own individuality.
 
 
 
 

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome
Im Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret
Leave your troubles outside!
So - life is disappointing? Forget it!
We have no troubles here! Here life is beautiful...

We bring the Cabaret with ourselves wherever we go, to make life fulfilling and delightful.

 


CABARET: STILETTOS
Scandals Saloon is the western themed saloon in Wilton Manors. Every Monday night, a group of fantastic performers puts up an intimate Drag Queen show, turning the dancefloor into a magical stage.

CABARET: NATASHA
Natasha is the only female bartender at Hunters, a very popular gay dance club in Wilton Manors, FL. Her Brazilian heritage gives her a very unique beauty. An award winning professional, Natasha has found her extended family in the staff working at the club.

CABARET: STUDIO 54
Hunters is a very popular dance club in Wilton Manors, FL, the contemporary Gay Mecca. Every Sunday evening they throw a TDance party inspired by Studio 54, where some survivors remember the good old days, and some others imagine what it used to be like before the AIDS crisis.