Luisa Muhr's one-woman piece Anna, developed in 2015, reworked and performed in 2017 at The New School Arnhold Hall Glass Box Theater, as part of the interdisciplinary women artists series Women Between Arts, explores will now move to its next stage, as a one-woman performance collage, and will premiere at the Austrian Cultural Forum on June 6, 2018.
Anna is an experimental, interdisciplinary biographical and autobiographical one-woman collage written, directed, choreographed, and performed by the New York-based Austrian theater-maker Luisa Muhr. Through the world of the abstract Anna explores elements of the lives of Anna Anastasiadou (later Anna Muhr), a Greek who immigrated from Constantinople, Turkey, to Austria and then died in Greece and Luisa, her great-granddaughter, an Austrian who moved to Canada and finally settled in the United States. It seeks to uncover the intergenerational connection these two related women have by dealing with the themes of ancestry, immigration, language, and identity and combines elements of movement, voice/music, recording, and projection. Muhr describes Anna as "a staged, visual sound exploration in collage form", a piece that functions like the imagery of 'visual' (at times inaudible) music/sound or a painting, all expressed through the form and lens of the theatre.
More information here: http://www.acfny.org/event/anna
Photos: Renee Morello