Video: TEDxYYC Talk - Ben Cameron: The True Power Of the Performing Arts

During a bit of quiet time this weekend, I hit up the TED website to see if there were any cool talks I could post up to share with everyone, especially after hitting up one of their events about a month ago in Washington, DC, TEDxMidAtlantic.

One of the things I'm really big on with the entire TED concept is that you have different people from all over the world expressing their ideas, concepts, projects, etc. to people in a short time frame to spark minds and conversations - 18 minutes or less.

While this year's DC area TED talks weren't posted up officially yet, I just wanted to share this pretty interesting video about the power & future of performing arts, which I think is really important for the music and entertainment world in general, especially with Black Music.

Give it a view and let us know what you think! :)

Talk Description:

Arts administrator and live-theater fan Ben Cameron looks at the state of the live arts -- asking: How can the magic of live theater, live music, live dance compete with the always-on Internet? At TEDxYYC, he offers a bold look forward.

Ben Cameron Mini-Biography:

Ben Cameron is the Program Director, Arts, at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in New York, where he supervises a $13 million grants program aimed at the theatre, contemporary dance, jazz and presenting fields.

Grants happen in three main areas: commissioning and distribution of new works; building strong arts organizations; and supporting national arts organizations.

During 13 seasons, Cameron has been a panelist on the opera quiz during the Live from the Metropolitan radio broadcasts from New York. He has also served as a member of the Tony Awards Nominating Committee.
"Ben Cameron is one of the most articulate proponents and supporters of the performing arts."
pamsterling, YouTube
Video: Ben Cameron - The True Power Of the Performing Arts

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