Born in 1983, Cecile B. Evans is an American-Belgian artist, whose multidisciplinary works are exhibited all around the world. In her creations, she uses new technologies developed with and after the internet to examine the rebellion of emotion as it comes into contact with ideological systems.
For the last two years, she has dedicated her practice to revisit and adapt the famous classical ballet Giselle as an eco-feminist thriller. The story takes place in a dystopian future where climate change and failed cities have compelled many people to migrate to rural areas.
After a short film and a performance installation, she will complete her adaptation of the ballet, conceived in three stages, with a feature film entitled A future adaptation of Giselle (Battle of whatever forever), with the dancers and costumes of Ballet national de Marseille. In this last chapter, she attempts to deconstruct a key scene, a turning point at the heart of the story : the moment Giselle joins the Willis. The transition to the underworld is remapped as a battle cry : the moment a community rallies together to fight for their combined futures.
In this new version, Cecile B. Evans continues to explore and question the concepts of mutability and adaptation to change, as complex strategies and a difficult process for survival.