When you think of TEDx, you think of speakers on the red dot, and Ideas Worth Spreading. And of course, TEDx Adelaide 2017 has a diverse and thought-provoking lineup of speakers. But there’s more than one way to spread an idea, as our performers prove with music, physicality and an ancient and ongoing cultural connection.
Marni na budni (Welcome)
To begin, students from the Kaurna Plains School will deliver a Welcome to Country, reminding us of the cultural heritage and continuing connection of the Kaurna people to the land on which we meet. Kaurna language and culture is embedded across the curriculum of the Kaurna Plains School, helping to develop the students’ pride, confidence and self-esteem as Aboriginal people.
Their Welcome to Country offers us all the opportunity to Zoom Out from our here and now and consider and recognise the perspective of a people whose links with this land are both ancient and current.
From the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to Noel Gallagher, Slayva Grigorian to the Shaolin Afronauts, jazz composition to Hobbit sound effects, Adam Page’s musical wizardry knows no boundaries. He’s even been known to make a musical instrument from a carrot, live on stage.
A multi-instrumentalist, composer, music educator and record producer, Adam has composed for and conducted the ASO, and his list of collaborations zooms across genres. He’s collaborated or recorded with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Zephyr Quartet, Katie Noonan, Electric Wire Hustle, Oisima, Ben Todd, and The Wizard Tone Art Orchestra, to name just a few.
Best known for his critically acclaimed solo looping performances, Adam has wowed audiences with his virtuoso playing and inventive improvisation at Glastonbury, WOMAD, Dig Day Out, Fringes in Adelaide, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Perth, and a long list of jazz festivals.
The Human Arts Movement, Potential Kinetics Theatre and the SA Circus Centre
A creative collaboration between: Deaf teenager William Maggs; The Human Arts Movement dancers Cazna Brass and Vincent Peter Vayne; Dancer and Theatre Makers from Potential Kinetics Theatre Petra Szabo and Karen Burns; and the SA Circus Centre (Home of cirkidz) performer Dylan Phillips and Artistic Director Joshua Hoare, have conceived and choreographed a performance piece inspired by our theme – Zoom Out. Prepare to be dazzled by the musicality of Zuhir Naji and musicians, the artistry, flair, courage and skill of this group of emerging performing artists, as they ponder a shift in perspective.
The South Australian Circus Centre, home of Cirkidz, was established in 1985 to provide recreation and community engagement for disadvantaged youth in Adelaide’s inner west. In the three decades since, it’s grown into one of the country’s most respected circus training centres, building confidence, coordination, creativity and physical conditioning in students aged from 2.5 to 80.