4 TED Talks for Theatre Lovers

If you like anything related to theatre, musicals, and other live performances on stage, here are some of the fascinating TED talks you need to be watching.

1. Ben Cameron: Why the live arts matter

“The arts, whatever they do, whenever they call us together, invite us to look at our fellow human being with generosity and curiosity.”

With a passion for live professional performing arts resonating in his talk, Ben Cameron takes a look into the role and importance of live arts in today’s hyper connected world.

David Binder: The arts festival revolution

“An artist, I think, can really show us people that we might overlook in our lives.”

Tony award winner and theater producer David Binder shares his experience seeing a performance in a small neighborhood in Sydney, Australia. He provides insights into how some of the neighborhood’s residents performed on their lawns and driveways that offers a fresh look at arts festival.

Handspring Puppet Company: The genius puppetry behind War Horse

“Puppets always have to try to be alive. It’s their kind of ur-story onstage, that desperation to live.”

The Handspring Puppet Company is a puppetry performance and design company. In this talk, founders Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones offers a glimpse into the group made of human and wooden or puppet actors.

Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge

“Anybody who creates knows there’s that point where it hasn’t quite become the phoenix or the burnt char.”

Director Julie Taymor shares insights into a life that revolves around theatre and movies. She then talks about the process of capturing and creating unique stories and experiences from it.