Jen Rosenblit

Jen Rosenblit

Fellow: Awarded 2018
Field of Study: Choreography

Competition: US & Canada

Jen Rosenblit makes performances in New York City and Berlin surrounding architectures, bodies and ideas concerned with problems that arise inside of agendas for togetherness. Rosenblit’s works lean toward the uncanny and maintenance of care, often incorporating text while the process focuses on an improvisational approach to choreographic thought, locating ways of being together amidst impossible spaces.


Recent works include Stand In (upcoming, 2018-2019 co-production between Sophiensaele(DE) and The Chocolate Factory Theater(NYC), Everything Fits In The Room( a 2017 collaboration with Simone Aughterlony, HAU Hebbel am Ufer), Swivel Spot (2017, The Kitchen), Clap Hands (2016, The Invisible Dog/New York Live Arts), a Natural dance (2014, The Kitchen), Pastor Pasture, (2013, Issue Project Room), In Mouth (2012, Dance Theater Workshop), and When Them (2010, Danspace Project).

Rosenblit is a 2018 Atelier Mondial Artist-in-Residence in Basel, Switzerland, a 2015-16 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, a 2014-2015 workspace artist through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a recipient of a 2014 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Emerging Choreographer for a Natural dance, an inaugural recipient of THE AWARD, a 2013 Fellow at Insel Hombroich (Nuese, Germany) and a recipient of the 2012 Grant to Artists from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Rosenblit will show her current work in development at the Hirsch Museum in D.C. as well as the Georgian Dance Days(June 2018), was included in MoMA PS1’s Greater New York exhibition in October 2015, and has received commissions from The Kitchen, The Invisible Dog, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, and Issue Project Room, and residencies at Tanzhaus, Zurich (November 2015/July 2017), Atlanta Contemporary (December 2015), BOFFO, Fire Island (Summer 2015), The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX (March-April 2015), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace (2014-15), Festival of Ideas, Zil Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia (July 2014) and Solo in Azione, Milan, Italy (2011).

Rosenblit has been a teaching artist at Bowdoin College, Hollins University, Bard College, NYU Tisch, Roger Williams University, Bennington College, ImPulsTanz Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz, and and given lecture demonstrations with her performance texts and materials at Yale and Harvard Universities.
Rosenblit has collaborated and performed with artists including Simone Aughterlony (Uni*Form, Biofiction, Everything Fits In the Room, Maintaining Stranger), Philipp Gehmacher (It is a Balancing Act Living Without Your Attention), Young Jean Lee (Untitled Feminist Show), Ryan McNamara (MEEM), Yvonne Meier (The Shining), Sasa Asentic (On Trail Together), Anne Imhof (School of the Seven Bells), Miguel Gutierrez (Age & Beauty Part 3), A.K. Burns (A Smeary Spot), and Kerry Downey and Joanna Seitz (To Do List).

Rosenblit holds a Bachelors degree from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, with a concentration in Performance Theory and Practice.

Profile photograph by Maria Baranova Suzuki

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