Jen Rosenblit (US/DE)
- G Hearing loops
- B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility
Everybody’s Fantasy is a performance inspired by Everybody’s Autobiography by the American author Gertrude Stein. Written in 1937, it echoes The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933), in which the writer assumes the identity of her companion in order to tell her story. Considering biography and life as a format accessible to others, Everybody’s Fantasy looks at what could happen, what can be anticipated and what belongs to the realm of fantasy. For Jen Rosenblit, the work cultivates a flavour of “rehearsals for paradise”, staging a gathering without reference to notions of inclusion and exclusion. She imagines a form of temporary detention, a place where we take our responsibilities, where we take care of each other, while at the same time having the opportunity to move away, to leave, to end, to let something exist far beyond our reach.
Jen Rosenblit makes performances surrounding architectures, bodies and ideas concerned with problems that arise inside of agendas for togetherness. Rosenblit’s works lean toward the uncanny and maintenance of care, often incorporating text while the process focuses on an improvisational approach to choreographic thought, locating ways of being together amidst impossible spaces. Rosenblit is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of a 2014 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award and has collaborated with artists including Simone Aughterlony, Miguel Gutierrez, A.K. Burns and Philipp Gehmacher.