Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit (CH/DE/US)
Everything Fits In The Room
Dans le cadre des Swiss Dance Days*
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Concept and Performance: Simone Aughterlony, Jen Rosenblit. Composition and Soundbody: Miguel Gutierrez, Colin Self. Guest Performance: Niall Noel Jones. Light Installation: Florian Bach. Music Kitchen Sculpture: Nik Emch. Dramaturgical advice: Jorge León, Joshua Lubin-Levy, Anna Mülter, Saša Bozic. Technical Direction: Marie Prédour. Stage Manager: Hugo Cahn. Production Management: Sina Kießling. Administration: Karin Erdmann. Diffusion: ART HAPPENS. Early Sound Research: Tami T. Thanks to: Rosie Management, Uferstudios Berlin, Sandrine Ligabue (Deputy Head / Cultural Department of Consulate General of Switzerland in New York), Ruth Childs, Zuzanna Ratajczyk. A commission and co-production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Production: Verein für allgemeines Wohl. Co-production: Gessnerallee Zürich, Arsenic - Lausanne. Supported by: City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich Fachstelle Kultur and Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Tanzhaus Zurich, ImpulsTanz Wien, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Georges and Jenny Bloch-Stiftung, Fête de la Danse - Geneva, District Berlin. Created in the frame of "Utopian Realities", a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of "100 Years of Now", curated by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
>>> The show will be performed at Pont 12 architectes, Rue Centrale 15, 1022 Renens
Inside the room, dungeon-esque encounters and ordinary domestic lingering exercise a politic that comes with care taking, danger and amnesia. Simone Aughterlony and Jen Rosenblit alongside Gutierrez and Self on sound, maintain a complicated relationship to order that encourages cracks and leaks inside architectures for gathering. A free-standing wall, a roaming kitchen island and decaying bodies are part of a disruptive ecology that needs constant adjustment. Rhythmic sorcery drives the effort despite the un-governability of ingredients. Is this a construction site or a cooking show? The room offers an expanded horizon, no longer obliged to rid oneself of the things that supposedly suspend progress.
Supported by the cities of Zurich and Berlin, Simone Aughterlony works predominately in dance and performance contexts. For more than fifteen years she has been conceiving and producing choreographic works that play with representation and saturation and embrace a phenomenology of misrecognition and the absurd. After «Supernatural» (2015) and «Biofiction Trilogy» (2016-2018) – which continue to tour in Europe and the United States – her next production «Maintaining Stranger» will be coproduced by Gessnerallee in February 2019.
An Insel Hombroich fellow (2013) and recipient of a Bessie Award for Dance and Performance (2014) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), Jen Rosenblit brings seemingly impossible architecture, bodies and ideas to the stage. After «Clap Hands» (2016) and «Swivel Spot» (2017), her next piece «I’m Gonna Need Another One» is being coproduced by the Sophiensaele (DE) and the Chocolate Factory (NYC).