Is a perfect symbiosis between reality and virtual reality underway? How will human identity be redefined?
Eight dancers of diverse origins make their way through an immersive, interactive environment that evokes a connected humanity, where multiple possibilities coexist: genetic mutations, cohabitation of human and artificial intelligences, dreams of immortality, digital survival…. Driven by reflections on the advances being made in AI, this concluding part of the EVE 2050 project points to the advent of a new species, a new take on the eternal question of our place in the mystery of the cosmos.
While a certain biotechnological enthusiasm was apparent in the first two parts of this project (presented at Agora de la danse in autumn 2018), its conclusion throws a veil of mystery over the destiny of humanity. The choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde questions the dominance of the GAFA giants (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) in the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Her piece is a poetic appeal, a call to eradicate cultural prejudices in this domain and to insure that a healthy diversity of cultures, genders and ages participates in its construction.
Evoking the infinity of the cosmos, the work includes enticing glances at the wonder and hope created by new technologies. While it reprises some of the technologies of Symphonie 5.1 (2016), the very complexity of their use, coupled with the integration of the interactive portals of the EVE 2050 installation, accentuate the immersive effect and the bewitching power of this stage production.
Van Grimde Corps Secrets
October 8-9-10-11, 2019 – 7 p.m.
$22, $28 | $29, $35
Panel discussion Oct. 11, 2019 — 5 p.m. Free admission. Café-Bar.
The researchers behind the EVE 2050 project join choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde to talk about this fascinating encounter between science and the arts.