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Eve 2050

Van Grimde Corps Secrets Montreal
  • Artistic director and choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde

Eve 2050 by Van Grimde Corps Secrets imagines how, in the near future, the frontier of the body and its identities could be redefined through the story of Eve, a symbolic figure with many faces that embodies the humanity of tomorrow. It engages the spectator in an artistic, esthetic and ethical reflection on what will become of the human being and human body in the digital era, with biomedical enhancements and artificial intelligence. Combining dance, video, music, plastic and digital art, Eve 2050 shapeshifts to inhabit theatres, public spaces and the Internet in a fascinating integration of live performance and technology. 

The work will unfold in three parts , each building a different relationship with the audience: an interactive five-episode webseries; an interactive installation with choreographed performances; and a staged work.

video: Eve 2050 - Prelude
Eve 2050 - Prelude

Company

Van Grimde Corps Secrets approaches the dancing body in a transdisciplinary manner. The company’s research and creative work is enriched by various disciplines, offering a pluralistic and resolutely contemporary vision of the body.

Concepts from cutting-edge research in science and humanities are interwoven with ideas from theatre, music and literature to create a dynamic dialogue through dance. This approach leads Isabelle Van Grimde to collaborate with artists and researchers from various disciplines, incorporating digital technologies into the creation, production and presentation of her works, forming a wide array of artistic gestures aimed at rethinking and reconfiguring dance.

Stage productions, choreographic concerts, installations, performances, publications and interactive web-based works are all part of Van Grimde Corps Secrets’ repertoire.

Creative team

  • Artistic director and choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde
  • Webseries director DAVAI
  • Assistant to the choreographer Sophie Breton
  • Music composer Thom Gossage
  • Interactive Sound Technologies Frédéric Filteau
  • Visual and interactive design Jérôme Delapierre
  • Costume design Pascale Bassani and Isabelle Van Grimde
  • Preliminary research for the costumes Jérôme Delapierre and Manon Desrues
  • “Family portrait” sculptures and accessories for the costumes Marilene Oliver

National Creation Fund investment

The National Creation Fund’s investment of $180,000 will allow Van Grimde Corps Secrets to expand the creation process for the installation and performance into several dedicated creation labs and technical residencies, giving them the opportunity to fully explore and integrate the technology.

Credits

Government and institutional partners:  Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter / Conseil des Arts et des Lettre du Québec / Conseil des Arts de Montréal.  Developed with support from the National Arts Centre's National Creation Fund

Coproducers: Agora de la danse / Brian Webb Dance Company

Coproducer of Eve 2050 webseries: DAVAI

Performance dates

Previous Performances 

October 8 to 11, 2019:  Edifice Wilder (Montreal) presented by Agora de la danse

October 18 to 19, 2019:  Triffo Theatre Allard Hall at MacEwan University (Edmonton) presented by Brian Webb Dance cie

Web series
Available online at vangrimdecorpssecrets.com

Installation
September 19 to 22, 2018:  Edifice Wilder (Montreal) presented by Agora de la danse

 


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