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TEDxDirigo - Figures of Speech - The Puppet As Metaphoric Being
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Added Oct 24, 2011
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At its root, puppet theater addresses issues of identity and existence, as puppets move with striking speed from lifeless object to mythic icon, raising the questions: "What is the spark that ignites life? How does the puppet's life differ from my own? Why am I me and not you?" Figures of Speech Theatre demonstrates the power of puppets as metaphoric beings, images of the transcendent nature of life. In thespirit 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)