Program change note: The performance of the one-woman play “Sabina Spielrein” originally scheduled for this date will not take place. Instead, LBI and The Zurich Meets New York Festival offer the following theatrical performance featuring Graziella Rossi.
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During a house cleaning in 1988, a historical and sensational diary was found, which gave new insight into Sigmund Freud’s working method. In 1921, young Zurich doctor Anna G. had been engaged to her fiancé for seven years. She had ever-growing doubts about her future but could not find the strength to break off the engagement. In order to clarify matters, she turned to Freud, then 65 years old, who agreed to see her under the following conditions: she must visit him one hour a day, six days a week, for fourteen weeks. Actors Graziella Rossi and Tom Regan vividly capture their fascinating sessions in this 45-minute staged reading.
The material is based on a book edited by the granddaughter of Anna G., psychoanalyst Anna Koellreuter. Wie Bennimmt sich der Prof. Freud Eigentlich? (2009) will be published in the US in 2015.
A talk by Dr. Henry Zvi Lothane, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital, will follow the performance.
Reception: 6:30 PM
Performance: 7:00 PM
Post-performance talk: 7:45 PM
Performance: Graziella Rossi and Tom Regan
Music: Saxophonist Harry White
Presented in partnership with the Zürich Meets New York Festival.
Zürich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity (May 16-23, 2014), highlights the contemporary relevance of visionary movements and ideas born in Zurich and their impact on American culture. Building on the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Dada movement and Zurich’s role as a 21st-century hub for artistic and scientific innovation, the festival features 25 events at venues across the city, and is presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the City of Zurich, ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich (UZH).