Why do we Cry? All about Tears! | Theatre Lecture

Theatre Lecture
Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 20:00 - 21:30
Erasmus Pavilion
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A theatre lecture about tears, with science, music and the beauty of tears, photographed through a microscope. "Tell me why you cry and I'll tell you who you are."

Singer-songwriter Oliver Pesch, photographer Maurice Mikkers, and psychologist Ad Vingerhoets combine songs on tears and crying with fascinating facts on this subject, and unfamiliar photographs of tears. With live experiments and a virtual walk through a valley of tears!

Do women cry more often than men? Does crying bring relief? Are tears of sorrow different from tears of joy? These are just a few questions that will be dealt with. But there will be room for your questions as well!
In addition, you can enjoy beautiful music focused on the theme, and attention will be paid to the fascinating beauty of tears photographed through a microscope. With live experiments and a virtual walk through a valley of tears!

Ad Vingerhoets, psychologist
Maurice Mikkers, photographer
Oliver Pesch, singer-songwriter
Moderator: Eveline van Rijswijk

Ad Vingerhoets Psychologist, focused in his work on stress, quality of life, psychosomatics, and later on more particularly on emotions. He wrote over 400 articles on these subjects and authored/edited 19 books. His research on leisure sickness, love, homesickness, and nostalgia received special attention, both nationally and internationally, but most of all it was his research on tears that drew the attention of the national and international media. He has given lectures on the topic at many national and international festivals.

Maurice Mikkers, medical lab analyst and photographer. His best-known work is “Imaginarium of Tears”, with microscope enlargements of tears.

Oliver Pesch graduated from the Tilburg Rock Academy. His songs contains elements from blues and folk music of the sixties and seventies.This results in a fully unique sound that stands out in the musical landscape of today. 

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Date: Thursday 21 March 2019
Time: 20.00 – 21.30 hours 
Location: Erasmus Paviljoen
Language: English

Entree: free

Organised by Studium Generale 

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