Everybody’s Fantasy / Excerpts
«Everybody’s Fantasy» is a performance work after Gertrude Stein’s 1937 book «Everybody’s Autobiography» based on «The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas», written by Stein in 1933 in the guise of an autobiography. Reflecting on the biographical, the-life-lived as an accessible format for others to enter, visit or witness with appreciation yet without ownership, this work considers the rotation, the next round and the fantasy that rests close by. For Tanznacht, the work shifts the original stage format to encompass a three hour installed space where the audience has the ability to walk away, to depart, to end, to let a thing exist beyond their grasp, beyond the collection and maintenance of it. The work follows desire knowing that it is not bound to sense or sensibility.
Jen Rosenblit makes performances involving architectures, language, bodies and ideas concerned with problems arising from agendas for togetherness, leaning toward the uncanny and the familiar until the location evaporates.
Concept / Creation / Text / Performance: Jen Rosenblit Sound composition: Gérald Kurdian and Li Tavor Vocals: Simone Aughterlony, «Lazy Susan» stage design: Jonas Maria Droste, Light design / Technical direction: Enrico Dau Yang Wey, Costume: Saša Kovačević Production: Anja Weigl and Daniela Seitz / Culture on a budget, Dramaturgical support: Merel Heering, Coproduced by: Tanznacht Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, Arsenic– Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Funded by: nationalen performance netz (Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien) Supported by: Danse & Dramaturgie, an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU Théâtre de l’Usine, ROXY Birsfelden.