Trish Sie has tumbled happily into a wonderful and surreal career in which she gets to choreograph, create, direct, write, produce, collaborate and generally make inventive stuff with inspiring people. Her passion for mundane objects and ordinary people doing extraordinary things is part of her acclaimed signature style. She's known for her whimsical approach to music, movement and space, incorporating objects and environments into her choreography in playful, innovative and unexpected ways. Her groundbreaking Grammy Award-winning concepts, choreography, and direction with the rock band, OK Go, have produced some of the most universally heralded and ubiquitously downloaded music videos of all time: the backyard dance, the treadmill dance, the dog dance, and "All Is Not Lost," an ambitious collaboration with Pilobolus Dance Theatre, which showcases the band and dancers in twelve simultaneous films, fusing elaborate choreography with cutting-edge interactive technology. Eschewing many of the traditional conventions of filmmaking (and of life in general), Trish is carving her own charmingly oddball niche in the world of performance, film and video.
TEDxPhoenixville, the first TEDx event in the Philadelphia region, celebrates the creative, innovative and inspiring work happening right here and all around the world. Our objective is to present thought-provoking ideas via an annual day-long event featuring compelling speakers and performers. The organizing committee playfully labeled the 2011 conference MindBlender, reflecting their interest in exploring how the brain and the mind work via the arts, science and technology; and how a lively mixture of ideas and people can lead to inspiration and innovation.
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.
Video produced by Bob Sweeney (rlsvideo.com)
Camera Operators: Bob Sweeney Ian Berg Julian Romano