Everybody’s Fantasy is a performance work after Gertrude Stein’s 1937 Everybody’s Autobiography which is after The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written by Stein in 1933 in the guise of an autobiography. Considering the biographical, the life-lived as an accessible format for others to enter, visit or witness with care and understanding, this work looks toward what would happen, what we could anticipate happening again and the fantasy that rests just beside. If gathering or the commons are something of the past, the work cultivates a perfume of “rehearsals for paradise” where gathering is not bound to inclusion or exclusion. We consider that place is where no one belongs but where many can exist. The work imagines a kind of temporary-holding in place of ownership, a way to take responsibility and take care inclusive of the ability to walk away, to depart, to end, to let a thing exist beyond our grasp, beyond our collection and maintenance of it. The work follows desire knowing that it is not bound to sense or sensibility.
makes performances based in Berlin surrounding architectures, text, bodies and ideas concerned with problems that arise inside of agendas for togetherness. Rosenblit’s works lean toward the uncanny while tracking an emergent logic between things. 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.
Concept, text, performance Jen Rosenblit Sound design, performance Gérald Kurdian, Li Tavor Costume Saša Kovačević Recorded vocals Simone Aughterlony Light design Enrico D. Wey Early dramaturgical care Merel Heering Lazy Susan / rotating stage design Jonas Maria Droste Production, administration Culture on a Budget — A coproduction by Jen Rosenblit, Tanzquartier Wien and Tanznacht Berlin. Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media of Germany. Residency support by Danse & Dramaturgie, an initiative by Théâtre Sévelin 36, in association with Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l’Usine, ROXY Birsfelden, with the financial support of Pro Helvetia and SSA Société Suisse des Auteurs.
Live English subtitles will be available for the performance on 25 February.
Rules for admission: 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered or tested). Wearing an FFP2 mask is compulsory as soon as you enter the venue – also during events.