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Live from TED2014

From thousands of pieces to a bespoke space for talks: how we built our pop-up TED theaterFrom thousands of pieces to a bespoke space for talks: how we built our pop-up TED theater

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The Next Chapter Theater at TED2014 smells incredible. That’s because it was constructed of Douglas Fir, harvested locally in the Pacific Northwest, and assembled on-site in Vancouver, Canada, over the past four and a half days. See, the Vancouver Convention Centre is perfect for TED—it’s beautifully designed, environmentally friendly, and has sweeping views of Vancouver […]

Art

Spectacles of shadow: Fellows Friday with Christine MarieSpectacles of shadow: Fellows Friday with Christine Marie

Posted By Karen Eng

Imagine 20-foot-tall shadows — animated by live performers — that pop out right next to you. TED Fellow Christine Marie creates an immersive, experimental theater of shadows that layers textured, colored light into wordless storytelling. But while her productions involve 3D stereoscopic effects and feel amazingly cinematic, it’s all done without the aid of computers or projectors. […]

Entertainment

Julie Taymor and other creative minds share how they workJulie Taymor and other creative minds share how they work

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Julie Taymor, the director behind Frida, Across the Universe and the Broadway reimagining of The Lion King, creates productions that tickle the senses. Filled with saturated colors, offbeat imagery, stacatto movement and big sound — each of her productions shares her unique style, yet manages to be completely distinct. In today’s talk, Taymor shares with […]

Art

7 arts festivals that break the boundary between audience and performer7 arts festivals that break the boundary between audience and performer

Posted By Jessica Gross

To anyone who thinks of arts festivals as a fun bit of window dressing, David Binder’s rejoinder is: look again, and look more closely. In this spirited talk, given at TEDUniversity, the accomplished theater producer (he was behind the New York City phenomenon De La Guarda, a dance performance staged over the audience’s head) describes […]