Born 17 February 1885 in Flensburg, Schleswig, Germany, died in 1948 in
Magliaso, Ticino, Switzerland. Wife of Hugo Ball. Made his acquaintance in
1913 and went to Zurich with him in 1915, where she helped to found the
"Cabaret Voltaire" and took part in its performances. The "Zürcher Post"
wrote of her on 7 May 1916:
"The star of the cabaret however, is Mrs. Emmy Hennings. The star of who knows
how many nights and poems. Just as she stood before the billowing yellow
curtain of a Berlin cabaret, her arms rounded up over her hips, rich like a
blooming bush, so today she is lending her body with an ever-brave front to
the same songs, that body of hers which has since been ravaged but little
Emmy Hennings also published some poems and books.
Some of her poems include:
- 'Gesang zur Dämmerung'
- 'Nach dem Cabaret'