The Avignon Festival — Southern Region
WORKSHOP FOR THOUGHTS The Avignon Festival — Southern Region
26 February 2020

July 11, 2019

A Creative Bubble to better understand where emotions stand in science and in the arts

In partnership with Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in the Southern region and the Avignon Festival, Laure Kaltenbach, co-founder and president of CreativeTech, invited the audience to get at the heart of emotions to understand their hidden meaning thanks to some talks given by the neuroscientist Catherine Belzung; the directors Pascal Rambert, Macha Makeieff and Gulu Monteiro; and François Paris, the composer and director of the Centre National de Création musicale de la Ville de Nice.

This conference highlighted the place of emotions in our societies. Unjustly associated—by philosophical tradition—with sentimentality, the speakers demonstrated, on the contrary, that emotions are a matter to consider, at the heart of theatrical sets, scientific research and dialogue with the spectator. Neuroscientists and artists were thus in tune for emotions to be successful!