American Realness

Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit with Miguel Gutierrez & Colin Self

Everything Fits In The Room

Presented by Gibney Dance with support from Pro Helvetia and Goethe Institut New York


Friday, January 12, 9:00pm
Saturday, January 13, 9:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 2:00pm

Run Time: 75 minutes

Industria, 39 South 5th Street, Brooklyn
Single Tickets $25 / Gibney Festival Pass $20

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Inside the room, dungeon-esque encounters and ordinary domestic lingering exercise a politic that comes with care-taking, danger and amnesia. Aughterlony & 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. With local guest performer Niall Noel Jones.

Performances of Everything Fits In The Room for American Realness 2018 are supported by Pro Helvetia, Goethe Institut New York and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

Everything Fits In The Room is a production of Verein für allgemeines Wohl, co-produced by Gessnerallee Zürich, Arsenic–Lausanne. Additional support has been provided by the City of Zurich, Canton of Zurich Fachstelle Kultur und Pro Helvetia–Swiss Cultural Foundation, Tanzhaus Zurich, ImpulsTanz Wien, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fête de la Danse–Genev, Tanzhaus Zurich, George and Jenny Bloch Foundation. 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 of Germany.

Photo by Jorge León

Concept/ Performance: Simone Aughterlony, Jen Rosenblit
Composition / Soundbody: Miguel Gutierrez, Colin Self
Guest Performer: Niall Noel Jones
Light Installation: Florian Bach
Music Kitchen Sculpture: Nik Emch
Dramaturgical advice: Jorge León, Joshua Lubin-Levy, Anna Mülter, Saša Bozic
Technical Director: Marie Prédour
Technical manager NYC: Hugo Cahn
Technical assistant: Kris Pourzal
Production Management: Sina Kießling
Administration: Karin Erdmann
Diffusion: Alexandra Wellensiek
Early Sound Research: Tami T
Catering by Lucien Zayan #lucienchefambition

Thanks to: Thanks to: Rosie Management, Uferstudios Berlin, Sandrine Ligabue (Deputy Head / Cultural Department of Consulate General of Switzerland in New York), Risa Shoup and Brian Rogers, Studio 301 NYC

Simone Aughterlony is an independent artist based and supported in Zurich and Berlin, working predominantly in dance and performance contexts. Simone approaches the performance genre as a world building practice where she and collaborators navigate the contradiction between the domination of desire alongside the agency of all elements. Her choreographic works playfully compose with representation and its saturation, seeping into and embracing the phenomenology of mis-recognition and the absurd. Recent works include Supernatural (2015) a collaboration with Hahn Rowe and Antonija Livingstone which toured extensively in Europe and USA. Uni *Form (2015) a collaboration with Jorge León that premiered at Zuercher Theater Spektakel. In the same year she received the Swiss dance award for outstanding performer. She is currently collaborating and touring with Jen Rosenblit on the project, «Everything Fits In The Room» (2017) a commission from HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

Jen Rosenblit makes performance concerning ideas, architectures and bodies locating the impossibilities of togetherness. Her recent works Clap Hands (2016) and Swivel Spot (2017) have lead her on an inquiry toward the uncanny and maintenance of care. Rosenblit has collaborated with artists including Young Jean Lee, Ryan McNamara, Yvonne Meier, Sasa Asentic, A.K. Burns and Miguel Gutierrez. Her collaboration with Simone Aughterlony, Everything Fits In The Room, (2017) is currently on tour. Rosenblit’s new work, Stand In, is a co-production of Sophiensaele(DE) and The Chocolate Factory(NYC, USA).