Sunday, 7 September 2014, Saint Paul, MN, fd13residency.org/
In the framework of FD13 residency for the arts Jen Rosenblit developed and presented a work-in-progress, 'The Other, Come Over.' The work looks to performativity and casual conversation to investigate the complexities and contexts for what, when, and who is foreign. How does a tone of otherness remain in the room, on our bodies, near memories over time? What is the labor surrounding the body as it experiences this transitional knowledge? How do we deal with knowledge that is in passing, not yet determined?
A work-in-progress, 'The Other, Come Over' will eventually be staged for three performers in constant rotation, with an outside person always acting as translator or perhaps, narrator.
Jen Rosenblit has been making dances and teaching workshops on improvisation, choreography and performance in New York City since 2005. Rosenblit is originally from rural Maine and holds a B.A. in performance studies from Hampshire College. She has toured internationally with Young Jean Lee, performed for Ryan McNamara (NYC and Basel Miami), Yvonne Meier (NYC), Sasa Asentic (NYC) and currently with Simone Aughterlony (Zurich). Rosenblit was a 2009 Fresh Tracks Artist, a recipient of the 2012 Grant to Artists and a 2014 Emergency grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, a 2013 Fellow at Insel Hombroich (Germany), an inaugural recipient of THE AWARD, a 2014-2015 workspace artist through LMCC and a 2014 recipient of a New York Dance and Performance “bessies” award as emerging choreographer for her work, a Natural dance, which premiered at The Kitchen in May 2014.
Recent works locate spaces for being with audience in a contemplative theatricality and currently focus on an improvisational approach to choreographic thought and ways of structuring bodies as they fall out of relation aesthetically and spiritually while still locating ways of being together.
Rosenblit conducted a FD13 residency in Saint Paul, MN, Sep. 1-8, 2014.