Performance, Body and Presence

On March 9, 2013 the California Institute of the Arts Center for New Performance hosted TEDxCalArts: Performance, Body and Presence at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. This all-day event gathered thinkers, doers and innovators to talk about the big ideas that are shaping our world. Through a series of talks and performances by a diverse array of presenters, TEDxCalArts explored how new understandings of performance and liveness are radically changing our experience of art, technology, culture and politics.

More information can be found at http://tedxcalarts.org

TEDxCalArts and the CalArts Center for New Performance is a participant in the A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It, funded by the MetLife Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.

Guillermo Gomez-Pena

The Yes Men

Nora Chipaumire

Sardono W. Kusumo

Ricardo Dominguez

Ashley Hunt

Brian Massumi and Erin Manning

Mirjana Joković

Peggy Deamer

Chris Kallmyer

Douglas Kearney

Franco “Bifo” Berardi


Ajay Kapur

Aleshea Harris


CalArts is internationally renowned as one of the leading centers for undergraduate and graduate study in the performing and visual arts and in the critical study of these arts. TEDxCalArts was created with TEDʼs mission statement in mind: Ideas Worth Spreading. The nonprofit TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently on a community-by-community basis. Over 1500 TEDx events have taken place around the world.


Conference Team

Shannon Scrofano, Curator
Chi-wang Yang, Curator
Leslie Tamaribuchi, Producer and Curator
Peiyi Wong, Scenic Design
Marco Shayne, Lighting Design
Jonathan Becker, Sound Design
Bryan Maier, Video Engineering Lead
SuHyun Cho, Video Engineering
Daniel Jackson, Video Engineering
Lyle Henning, Technical Director
Rebecka Jackson-Moeser, Stage Manager
Raakhi Sinha Kapur, Associate Production Manager
Emily Mae Heller, Associate Producer