Van Grimde Corps Secrets: Eve 2050
Three dancers stand on the stage, it is dark. In the middle of the stage is an installation of laser light. On the body of the left dancer is a projected play of light.
An interactive performance about the body in the age of digital technology
Thu, November 12, 2020 7.30 pm and 9 pm
Media Theater

How can the limits of the body and its identity be redefined in the near future? »Eve 2050« invites the audience to an aesthetic and ethical reflection on the future of man and body in the age of digital technology, biomedical advances and artificial intelligence.

The work combines dance, video, music, visual and digital art, and in doing so, creates the integration of life and technology. »Eve 2050« tells the story of Eve, which is constantly changing through the interactions of audience and performers. Eve is symbolic of the human being of the future: male, female, transgender, child, adult, a body extended by technology or hybridized with other species.

In the live performance, performers and audience share a space that radiates an almost contemplative atmosphere. Transparent, holographic panels show images of Eve interacting with the real–time images of visitors and performers. Bodies of the past, present and future merge in a performance in which physical and virtual boundaries blur. This unique and immersive environment transforms visitors as they walk through the interactive panels into one of Eve's many faces. Supported by an engaging musical composition, images and movement in space, the many facets of the human body are revealed before our eyes.

»Eve 2050« is the result of years of research by Van Grimde Corps Secrets and interviews with researchers, scientists, philosophers and specialists whose work relates to the body. In this piece, choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde evokes reflections on the development of the body and the knowledge acquired in the fields of plastic surgery, microbiology, anthropology and artificial intelligence. The piece weaves a poetic, multifaceted portrait of the future of humanity – a future that is much closer than we realize.

Duration: 30 min, followed by an interactive tour of the installation


Artistic direction and choreography: Isabelle Van Grimde
Choreographic assistance: Sophie Breton
From and with: Sophie Breton, Félix Cossette, Chi Long, Charles Cardin-Bourbeau, Marine Rixhon and Gabrielle Roy
Interactive visual design and video editing: Jérôme Delapierre
Video content: DAVAI
Music: Thom Gossage
Interactive sound design and sound: Frédéric Filteau
Stage: Jérôme Delapierre and Isabelle Van Grimde
Interactive panel technologies: Rémy Vigneron
Sculptures (from the work »Family Portrait«) and props: Marilene Oliver
Light tables (from the work »Dissection«, created for »Le corps en question(s)« by Isabelle Van Grimde): Anick La Bissonnière
Costumes: Pascale Bassani and Isabelle Van Grimde
Costume research: Jérôme Delapierre and Manon Desrues
Production management: Iloé Françon
Technical management: Audrée Juteau
International Distribution: PLAN B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts / Carmen Mehnert & Anne Schmidt

A production of Van Grimde Corps Secrets. In co–production with Agora de la danse, Fonds National de création du CNA, Brian Webb Dance cie. residences in Agora de la danse, Espace Corps Secrets, Danse Danse and Arsenal Contemporary Art. With the support of Plan Culturel Numérique du Québec.

»Eve 2050« is one of 200 exceptional projects supported by the »Nouveau Chapitre« initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Van Grimde corps Secrets is supported in all its activities by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the Canada Council for the Arts.

World premiere on September 9, 2018 – Montreal, Agora de la danse.

Organization / Institution
Kulturverein Tempel Karlsruhe e. V.