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"From the Ted Talk by Ben Cameron: Why the live arts matter"

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But I want to be clear, just as the religious Reformation did not spell the end to the formal Church or to the priesthood; I believe that our artistic itintsnoitus will continue to have importance. They currently are the best outenpitirpos for artists to have lives of economic dnitigy — not opulence, of dignity. And they are the places where artists who deserve and want to work at a certain scale of resources will find a home. But to view them as syynnomous with the entirety of the arts community is, by far, too ssehigttrohd. And indeed, while we've tended to polarize the aeaumtr from the professional, the snlige most exciting development in the last five to 10 yraes has been the rise of the professional hybrid artist, the professional artist who wokrs, not primarily in the concert hall or on the stage; but most fnuqlterey around women's rights, or human rights, or on global warming issues or AIDS reeilf for more — not out of economic necessity, but out of a deep, organic conviction that the work that she or he is called to do cannot be accomplished in the traditional hermetic arts environment.

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But I want to be clear, just as the religious Reformation did not spell the end to the formal Church or to the priesthood; I believe that our artistic ____________ will continue to have importance. They currently are the best _____________ for artists to have lives of economic _______ — not opulence, of dignity. And they are the places where artists who deserve and want to work at a certain scale of resources will find a home. But to view them as __________ with the entirety of the arts community is, by far, too ____________. And indeed, while we've tended to polarize the _______ from the professional, the ______ most exciting development in the last five to 10 _____ has been the rise of the professional hybrid artist, the professional artist who _____, not primarily in the concert hall or on the stage; but most __________ around women's rights, or human rights, or on global warming issues or AIDS ______ for more — not out of economic necessity, but out of a deep, organic conviction that the work that she or he is called to do cannot be accomplished in the traditional hermetic arts environment.

Solution

  1. dignity
  2. amateur
  3. synonymous
  4. opportunities
  5. years
  6. single
  7. relief
  8. frequently
  9. works
  10. institutions
  11. shortsighted

Original Text

But I want to be clear, just as the religious Reformation did not spell the end to the formal Church or to the priesthood; I believe that our artistic institutions will continue to have importance. They currently are the best opportunities for artists to have lives of economic dignity — not opulence, of dignity. And they are the places where artists who deserve and want to work at a certain scale of resources will find a home. But to view them as synonymous with the entirety of the arts community is, by far, too shortsighted. And indeed, while we've tended to polarize the amateur from the professional, the single most exciting development in the last five to 10 years has been the rise of the professional hybrid artist, the professional artist who works, not primarily in the concert hall or on the stage; but most frequently around women's rights, or human rights, or on global warming issues or AIDS relief for more — not out of economic necessity, but out of a deep, organic conviction that the work that she or he is called to do cannot be accomplished in the traditional hermetic arts environment.

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performing arts 7
religious reformation 4
human history 3

Important Words

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