TEDxCalArts: Performance, Body & Presence

The CalArts Center for New Performance presents the first TEDxCalArts conference. Created and curated with TED’s “Ideas Worth Spreading” mission in mind, TEDxCalArts is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience centered on investigations in contemporary performance. This all-day event gathers thinkers, doers and innovators from across the performance landscape to discuss big ideas in the live arts that are having an impact on the world. Through a series of short talks and performances that present a diverse array of perspectives and disciplines, the conference explores new understandings of performance and liveness, and examines how these are radically changing the experience of art, technology, design, culture, politics and beyond.


Speakers and performers include:

  • Franco “Bifo” Berardi 
  • Nora Chipaumire 
  • Teddy Cruz 
  • Peggy Deamer 
  • Ricardo Dominguez 
  • Chris Kallmyer 
  • Sardono W. Kusumo 
  • Brian Massumi and Erin Manning 
  • Atau Tanaka 
  • The YES Men 
  • Killsonic 
  • Ajay Kapur 
  • Douglas Kearney 
  • Mirjana Jokovic 
  • Jeepneys 
  • Guillermo Gomez-Peña  


For detailed information and registration for the day-long conference visit tedxcalarts.org. 

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

TEDxCalArts is made possible through the support of the MetLife Foundation/Theatre Communications Group A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It.

Associated Images: 

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff