Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Jen Rosenblit

ElseWhere Rhapsody

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Belgian premiere
Spoken in English, no subtitles

Trigger warnings
Loud noises


The power of desire

In four musical chapters, Jen Rosenblit stages absurd yet familiar situations: an auction and a dog race. Two events with a hellish pace that revolve entirely around an absent object. ElseWhere Rhapsody is a grand experiment that seeks to illuminate the poetic and political aspects of desire.

Beneath the humorous waterfall of words lurk philosophical questions. How does desire arise, how do we value things, what is the function of memory? To the sounds of polyphonic ballads and poetic lyrics, ElseWhere Rhapsody transports us to a crumbling landscape, an eclectic collage of genres, images, sounds, and movements.

Jen Rosenblit (DE/US) lives in Berlin. Her performances, centred around architecture, texts, bodies and ideas, often deal with the problems associated with community building. Rosenblit’s works tend towards the mysterious, pursuing an inherent logic of things, a poetry of utility. Jen has worked with artists such as Simone Aughterlony, Miguel Gutierrez, A.K. Burns and Philipp Gehmacher. In 2018, Jen received the Guggenheim Fellowship. Jen was previously Artist in Residence at Atelier Mondial in Basel and is currently Artist in Residence at La Becque in Vevey, Switzerland.

Play dates

Concept, Text and Performance Jen Rosenblit Sound Design and Performance Gærald Kurdian Song Composition and Performance Li Tavor Performance and Monologue Colin Self Light Design Joseph Wegmann Technical Direction and 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-Producers BUDA Arts Centre (BE), Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE), Tanzquartier Wien (AT), Arsenic, Lausanne (CH), Théâtre Saint-Gervais (CH), La Bellone (BE)

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