Trance and Creation

Corine Sombrun (FR)
Workshop/Open Level
© Corine Sombrun 
Corine
Sombrun

has been recognized by shamans of the Mongolian highlands as one of their own in 2001. She has been trained for many years in their rituals and trance techniques by a shaman of the Tsaatan ethnic group. Thanks to her experience in the practice of trance and her ability to induce it only by her willpower, she has been collaborating with different researchers from various fields since 2006.

The goal is to discover the physiological mechanisms related to this state of trance and its influence on the functioning of the cerebral hemispheres.

Corine Sombrun (FR)
Fri12. 
Oct
14.00–18.00
TQW Studios

Workshop fully booked, sorry!

This workshop runs from 10 to 12 October 2018. Total price: € 45

Within the scope of TQW Explore / The Ecstatic Body

Corine Sombrun collected rhythmic sequences of drum music played by the Mongolian shamans and identified those sequences which are particularly effective to induce trance. With help from various researchers, these sequences were isolated and modelled digitally and eventually tested for the first time by students in Nantes in 2015. 80% of the students experienced a trance similar to that of the Mongolian shamans, suggesting that trance is not an exceptional gift reserved only to shamans but a cognitive potential still poorly known.

The proposition of this workshop is to explore the influence of trance on the creative process and to answer three main questions: What can trance teach us? How can it transform us? How to implement this experience in everyday life?

This workshop is aimed at people pursuing their own artistic practice.

Corine
Sombrun

has been recognized by shamans of the Mongolian highlands as one of their own in 2001. She has been trained for many years in their rituals and trance techniques by a shaman of the Tsaatan ethnic group. Thanks to her experience in the practice of trance and her ability to induce it only by her willpower, she has been collaborating with different researchers from various fields since 2006.

The goal is to discover the physiological mechanisms related to this state of trance and its influence on the functioning of the cerebral hemispheres.

 
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