LIVE: Cécile B. Evans, dress rehearsal for Notations for an Adaption of Giselle (welcome to whatever forever)

Presented by Chateau Shatto and Emanuel Layr

Online on Frieze Youtube Channel

Thursday, 8 October
7pm BST

Cécile B. Evans, A Screen Test for an Adaption of Giselle, 2019 HD Video 8:49 min Ed. of 5 + 2 AP Film still Courtesy: The artist, LAYR Vienna, Château Shatto Los Angeles.


Cécile B. Evans: dress rehearsal for Notations for an Adaption of Giselle (welcome to whatever forever), 2020

The format of rehearsals also plays an important role at the Institue of Melodic Healing, as a way to reverse the processes of making and presenting in live art. Cécile B. Evans will present two streamed "dress rehearsals" for her new performance Notations for an Adaptation of Giselle (welcome to whatever forever).

Online on Frieze Youtube Channel from 7pm, Thursday 8 October.

LIVE is Frieze London's showcase for Live Art and sound. This year LIVE is curated by Victor Wang (王宗孚) (Artistic Director and Chief Curator of M WOODS Museum, Beijing). For the first time ever, LIVE will take place at 9 Cork Street in London, where Wang and a group of artists, will establish a temporary Institute of Melodic Healing during Frieze Week. This institute of sound and performance will last for 111 hours, aiming to promote community and healing by thinking through sound and body.


Part of development for Notations for an Adaptation of Giselle (welcome to whatever forever) commissioned by the Centre Pompidou for the 2020 MOVE festival curated by Caroline Ferreira. 

With support from Cork Street Galleries. Additional support and thanks to: La Salle de Bains
(Lyon), Forma Arts, Anna Papakosta // Personal Improvement Ltd, Gentle Energy,
Phocealys, Yuri Pattison, and the Bristol BioEnergy Centre (UWE) for providing microbial fuel cells.

Produced by Bill Bellingham
Assistant to Production Johan Redderson
A/V Programming Jelena Viskovic
Interface programming Thomas Lawanson
Rehearsals Manager Anna Clifford
Composer Paul Purgas
Music with Hinako Omori
Vocals Ms. Carrie Stacks
Sound Mixing Joe Namy
Script Support Sophia Al Maria
Additional Visuals Deepa Keshvala
Costumes Matthew Dainty/COTTWEILER

Performances by
Alexandrina Hemsley, Giselle
Lily McMenamy, Leonida
Sakeema Crook, Myrthe
Rebecca Root, Bertie (Giselle’s Mother)
Sophia Al Maria, Scriptwriter

Cécile B. Evans, Director