The TEDxToronto conference isn’t complete without our incredible, one-of-a-kind performances. Along with Cirque du Soleil, we are excited to announce three more amazing performances that will grace the TEDxToronto stage. Learn more about them below.
On October 27, 2017, Cirque du Soleil will bring a special act from their current production, VOLTA, to the TEDxToronto conference. The details of the act will be a surprise for delegates, and will surely be a riveting and truly unforgettable performance.
This year, TEDxToronto is celebrating Legacy, and shining a light on trailblazers who are making a difference in their communities and across the world. We couldn’t be more proud to host one of Canada’s most celebrated entertainment companies, Cirque du Soleil, which has established an impressive global legacy of its own.
When curating the performances for TEDxToronto, our programming committee is spoiled with choice among our city’s wealth of talent. This year, inspired by our theme of “Symbols & Signals”, our roster of performers represents a true cross-section of Toronto’s performing arts communities – spanning an exciting range of genres and formats.
With just a few days left to apply to attend this year’s TEDxToronto conference, we would like to share some exciting news. On October 22nd, the conference will open with a dedicated performance by The National Ballet of Canada.
Robert Binet, National Ballet Choreographic Associate, will speak about ballet’s relationship to issues in contemporary society and present excerpts from his recent work, Orpheus Becomes Eurydice. Never seen before in Toronto, the piece explores the ideas of connection, communication and loss embedded in the Greek myth of Orpheus. One of the top international ballet companies, The National Ballet of Canada is renowned for its diverse classical and contemporary repertoire. With 70 dancers and its own orchestra, the company has been led by Artistic Director Karen Kain since 2005.
We are pleased to share our final round of talks and performances from TEDxToronto 2014.