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TUESDAY MAY 08, 07:30 PM

For this event at the Austrian Cultural Forum, Anna Mendelssohn will perform her solo piece, Cry Me A River, in its entirety. The piece walks the thin line between the personal and the political and deals with the complexity of climate change communication and its rhetoric, playing with the monologue-format and focusing on the multiplicity of talking heads, voices and opinions buzzing around this topic. Emotions of fear, anger, hope and despair, strongly connected with visions of a changing climate are chemically reproduced or bio-engineered whenever necessary.

Concept/Artistic Direction: Anna Mendelssohn, Directing: Yosi Wanunu, Music: Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Lights: Jan Maertens
Coproduced by: Tanzquartier Wien, Supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, With the support of: Pact Zollverein (Essen)



Viennese native Anna Mendelssohn (photo by Cornelius Wachinger) studied Acting at Dartington College of Arts and at the School of Performing Arts at Bretton Hall, U.K.

In 2004 she joined the toxic dreams company in Vienna and has since performed in more than 15 of their productions. Additionally, she has also worked with numerous other directors and choreographers, such as David Mayaan for the Wiener Festwochen production The Family Table, and André Turnheim at the Landestheater Linz (Venus im Pelz). Since 2008 she she has toured with SUPERAMAS for the production Empire (Art&Politics). The focus of  her own work lies in investigating the parallels between private-individual and global-political events especially with regard to the role of language and rhetorics.

In 2010 she created the award-winning and internationally successful solo Cry Me A River, for which she also received the actor’s prize at the Impulse Festival 2011. In May 2011, in the framework of a cooperation between Wiener Festwochen and Tanzquartier Wien, she premiered her new piece titled art for a lonely heart.

For further information please visit >>http://www.annamendelssohn.net/index.php?/projects/cry-me-a-river/

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