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Jen Rosenblit (US/DE)

Everybody’s Fantasy


  • 90’
  • G Hearing loops
  • B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Concept, texte, performance: Jen Rosenblit. Conception sonore et performance: Tarek X a.k.a. Gerald Kurdian, Li Tavor. Costume: Saša Kovačević. Voix enregistrées: Simone Aughterlony. Création lumières: Enrico Dau Yang Wey. Technique lumière: Sanja Gergoric. Dramaturgie: Merel Heering. Conception de la scène tournante: Jonas Maria Droste. Traduction: Lucile Dupraz. Production et administration: Culture on a Budget. Coproduction: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne (CH), Tanznacht Berlin (DE), TanzQuartier Vienna (AT), Mount Tremper Arts New York (US). Soutiens: NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) – Fonds de coproduction pour la danse, qui est financé par le commissaire du gouvernement fédéral pour la culture et les médias d’Allemagne. Soutien en résidence: Danse & Dramaturgie, une initiative du Théâtre Sévelin 36, en association avec la Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l’Usine, ROXY Birsfelden. Soutiens financiers: Pro Helvetia et SSA – Société suisse des auteurs avec la correspondance de Merel Heering sur la dramaturgie.


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.

In basic English with French surtitles