This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. This performance was entirely unscripted, and unfolded before the eyes of our audience. With acoustic musical accompaniment and live painting on stage, our improvisers tell a story of love, loss and mayonnaise.
Rapid Fire Theatre, founded in 1988, is an improvised theatre company in Edmonton that performs weekly shows at the Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre, as well holding several festivals that showcase local and international talent. Improv is performance, storytelling, and comedy that is inspired by suggestions from the audience. Completely unscripted, everything is made up on the spot, and will only ever happen once. The show is in collaboration with three and visual artists and BEAMS, Edmonton’s Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society, which has been dedicated to the production and promotion of sound-oriented experimentation. BEAMS uses the broadest and most inclusive definition of electroacoustic music, welcoming creativity in any medium.
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)