Ateliers de la pensée - Avignon

"Spectacle vivant et scènes numériques" ("performing arts and digital stages") meetings


Updated on 08/07/2021

Accelerated by the health crisis, the deployment of hybrid and digital artistic forms is changing the relationship between artists, stages and audiences. With round tables, artistic experiments and masterclasses, the "Spectacle vivant et scènes numériques" meetings invite us to think about the digital transition of performing arts in the post-Covid era.

These events will be held on July 12 and 13 as part of the Festival d'Avignon's Ateliers de la pensée, in partnership with French Tech Grande Provence and Dark Euphoria.

"Spectacles vivants, scènes numériques" invites performing arts professionals to consider the issues of digital transition and innovation.

Closely related to societal evolutions, artistic practices echo the digital transition at work in recent decades: technical facilities on stage, augmented live performance, digitisation of cultural content, etc.

The health crisis has severely impacted the cultural sector and accelerated this phenomenon. Often endured, but also embraced by many artists and programmers as an opportunity to renew creative processes and relationships with audiences, the closure of cultural venues has opened up new avenues of access to artistic content, new "digital stages".

The deployment of these hybrid and digital artistic forms is disrupting cultural programming and the relationship between artists, stages and audiences. Faced with these changes, it is essential to initiate a more structured response, to establish good practices, to articulate these innovative processes within artistic projects and cultural policies.

Through digital artistic experiments, debates, and targeted meetings for professionals, this journey of inspiration and discovery aims to facilitate the networking of practices and enrich the approaches undertaken.

It also aims to guide professionals in their digital transition: digital stages, hybrid formats, interactivity, immersive devices, participative performances, shows on social networks, etc.

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Aires numériques #2

The Grenier à Sel, where these meetings will take place, is offering a programme dedicated to immersive and digital forms in the performing and visual arts from 5 to 26 July, to mark the 75th edition of the Avignon Festival.

With performances, meetings and an exhibition, AIRES NUMÉRIQUES #2 invites you to discover artists who are pioneers of innovation.