The true power of the performing arts

Posted November 13th, 2012 under Dance, Music, Performances, Talks, Theatre

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

Cameron says that audience numbers are dwindling, but more and more people are beginning to participate in the performing arts. He argues that money invested in the arts will continue to positively affect other unrelated markets. (Filmed at TEDxYYC.)

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.

Photo : Lee Adams by Yiannis Katsaris
Source : Wikipedia