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Recording: 2024-03-01 , Tanzfabrik Berlin / Uferstudios (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Jen Rosenblit

ElseWhere Rhapsody

Fold – Far, Far Away | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

In the new production, «ElseWhere Rhapsody» , performance-maker Jen Rosenblit untangles the inexhaustible forces of desire in an abysmal world of images. Historical motifs of erotic art meet queer horizons as a community-building practice, thereby revealing uncanny spaces between the private and the public. For this eclectic collage of very different genres and motifs, Jen Rosenblit has an international ensemble of three musicians performing together with Rosenblit amidst an expressive stage set and a multi-layered composed soundtrack.

After Rosenblit’s last work «Everybody’s Fantasy» (2020) was a multi-layered deconstruction of erotic fantasy, «ElseWhere Rhapsody» applies a flexible experimentation that aims to shed light on the poetic and political aspects of desire.

Jen Rosenblit (no pronouns) lives in Berlin. Rosenblit´s performances, centred around architecture, texts, bodies and ideas, often deal with the problems associated with community building. Rosenblit’s works tend towards the uncanny, pursuing an inherent logic of things, a poetry of utility and showing ways of being together in the midst of impossible spaces without sentimentality. Rosenblit has worked with artists such as Simone Aughterlony, Miguel Gutierrez, A.K. Burns and Philipp Gehmacher. In 2018 Rosenblit received the Guggenheim Fellowship, was Artist in Residence at Atelier Mondial in Basel and is currently Artist in Residence at La Becque in Vevey, Switzerland.

Gærald Kurdian (FR/BE) has developed a performative and musical research cycle on alternative forms of sexuality and queer micropolitics, in the context of which they initiate experimental queer healing choir projects (HOT BODIES – CHOIR), intersectional parties (A QUEER BALL FOR HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE ) and live music acts (TAREK X / HOT BODIES – STAND UP ). They are currently one of the artistic researchers of the ESACM research co-operative. They have collaborated with artists such as Mette Ingvartsen, Philipp Gehmacher, Eszter Salamon and Simone Aughterlony.

Li Tavor (CH) artistic practice encompasses architecture, composition, installation, performance, video, film and theater music. Their work focuses on the interplay of sound, space and perception and the negotiation of multiple possibilities to relate within a built environment. In recent years, Tavor has worked as a researcher at the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich, held a visiting professorship at RMIT Melbourne and lectured for the BA in Fine Arts at ZHdK Zurich. Together with Alessandro Bosshard, Matthew van der Ploeg and Ani Vihervaara, Tavor curated the exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, which was awarded the Golden Lion for the best national contribution.

Colin Self (DE/US) is an artist, composer and choreographer based in New York and Berlin. Self creates music and performances that break down binaries and play with the boundaries of perception. Self works with a wide range of communities, using voices, bodies and computers as tools to interact with biological and technological software. Self is a lecturer at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute in Berlin and has presented their work at the Dutch National Opera, HAU Berlin, Neues Museum, The Kitchen NYC and Issue Project Room, among others, as well as many international festivals and venues.


TFB Nr. 1859

Cast & Credits

Concept, Text & Performance: Jen Rosenblit
Sound Design & Performance: Gærald Kurdian
Song Composition & Performance: Li Tavor
Performance & Monologue: Colin Self
Light Design: Joseph Wegmann
Technical Direction & Performance Technician: Thibault Villard
Technical Assistance: Anton Gerzina
Research Assistance: Alex Piasente, Chiara Pagano
Production: Diana Paiva / high expectations

«ElseWhere Rhapsody» is a production of Jen Rosenblit with support from La Becque Artist Residency
Co-Production: Tanzfabrik Berlin, DE / Tanzquartier Wien, AT / Arsenic, Lausanne, CH / Théâtre Saint-Gervais, CH / La Bellone, BE / BUDA Arts Center, BE

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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