ANNA MENDELSSOHN (AT)

WHAT ?
A dialogue

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»No one ever seems to answer the question why talking should alleviate misery.«
»I never said that it did.«       

Picking up from her previous works, in WHAT ? Anna Mendelssohn once again follows the traces of the political in the private and the private in the political. WHAT ? is a fast-paced 
wrestling match of tactics and strategies. Between ideological flotsam and everyday banalities a woman and a man fall ever deeper into the politics of their private dispute. The audience finds itself in the midst of a conflict, in which the two opponents struggle through the thicket of their apparent contradictions: conservatism vs. radicalism, freedom vs. control, power vs. love. An endeavor into the perils of language, a gleeful game of debate, argument and rhetoric.

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Anna Mendelssohn studied Acting in the UK. Since 2004 she is a member of the Vienna based theatre company toxic dreams in Vienna and has since performed in more than 18 of their productions. She has also worked with numerous other directors and choreographers such as Daniel Aschwanden, David Mayaan (Schauspielhaus Wien), André Turnheim (Landestheater Linz), SUPERAMAS and others. She creates her own, internationally touring performances, in which she deals with parallels between private-individual and global-political events. Here she is especially interested in the role of language and rhetorics. Her works include Cry Me A River (2010), which received the actor’s prize at the Impulse Festival 2011 and the Jury and the Coproduction prize at Arena Festival 2010; art for a lonely heart  (2011); The Rise and Fall  (2011); The Furious Ballade of Folk (2012); WHAT ? (2013), Here and Now (2013), Ein Herbst, eine Jugend (2014) and Frozen Eggs - Feminism and the Bauchgefühl (2015). She is currently working on the performance  “Nietzsche and I” for Philosophy on Stage #4 which will take place in Tanzquartier in November 2015.

www.annamendelssohn.net

CONCEPT, ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mendelssohn
PERFORMANCE: Anna Mendelssohn, Joep van der Geest
DIRECTION, LIGHT DESIGN: Yosi Wanunu
PRODUCTION: Miss Amen
COPRODUCTION: Tanzquartier Wien
WITH SUPPORT by: bm:ukk

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Performance in English
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