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TEDxMonterey - Andrea Olsen - From Fear to the Sublime: Art Making & the Environment

Andrea Olsen is the John C. Elder Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Dance at Middlebury College in Vermont. Author of Body and Earth, An Experiential Guide, and Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy with Caryn McHose, she teaches internationally including annual Body and Earth training programs in Europe and the U.S. Andrea is on faculty of the teacher-training program at Yoga Center Amherst in Massachusetts, and recipient of several awards including a Fulbright Senior Scholar residency in New Zealand, Mellon funded initiatives in Ecuador, Germany, and Denmark, and a Contemplative Practice Fellowship through ACLS to introduce contemplative traditions into the college curriculum. She continues to perform globally, exploring the range and relevance of dance in contemporary societies. Andrea's TEDxMonterey talk focused on how to approach innovation with your whole body and in turn how to be an effective and impassioned environmentalist. This year's TEDxMonterey inspired and engaged the Monterey community with fascinating leaders, inventors, scientists, artists, community activists and global dreamers. With an all star line up of inspirational speakers the Monterey Institute of International Studies hosted the event on April 15th, 2011 and enjoyed participation from over 400 people both in person and online. The theme of this year's TEDxMonterey was Cultivating Innovation, which dazzled the audience through the themes of question, engage and transform. About TEDx, x = independently organized event??In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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