We willed to work on primitive emotions, as described in many neurosciences researches, as anger, fear, sadness, joy, …. During the performances, you will find those primitive emotions, used in the text, vocabulary, physical movements, body language, sound scaping, … The purpose is to provoke these emotions for the spectators, empathically but also via perceptions, physical sensations and therefore build the cathartic effect of the play.
The original French team used research by French osteopath Jean-luc Lasserre, as a foundation for C-Ω-N-T-α-C-T
The original French language research is available here
An English language article titled
Bodily maps of emotions
by Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari K. Hietanen
Is available via the link below.
“Emotions coordinate our behavior and physiological states during survival-salient events and pleasurable interactions. Even though we are often consciously aware of our current emotional state, such as anger or happiness, the mechanisms giving rise to these subjective sensations have remained unresolved. Here we used a topographical self-report tool to reveal that different emotional states are associated with topographically distinct and culturally universal bodily sensations; these sensations could underlie our conscious emotional experiences. Monitoring the topography of emotion-triggered bodily sensations brings forth a unique tool for emotion research and could even provide a biomarker for emotional disorders.”
Director's note • Staging • Context • Raphael the archangel • Binaural beats • Body/Emotions • Intermediality in theatre