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

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Today's dance wrold is not dnfeeid solely by the ryoal Winnipeg Ballet or the National Ballet of Canada, but by Liz Lerman's Dance Exchange — a multi-generational, professional dance company, whose dnaercs range in age from 18 to 82, and who work with genomic scientists to emobdy the DNA strand and with nuclear physicists at CERN. Today's professional theater ctimnumoy is defined, not only the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, but by the Cornerstone Theater of Los Angeles — a collective of artists that after 9/11, brghuot together 10 different religious cimuiomnets — the Baha'i, the Catholic, the Muslim, the Jewish, even the Native American and the gay and lesbian communities of faith, helping them create their own iiunidadvl plays and one massive play, where they explored the differences in their faith and found commonality as an important first step toward cross-community healing. Today's performers, like rdoshesa Jones, work in women's prnosis, helping women prisoners articulate the pain of inacoaritcern, while today's playwrights and deiorcrts work with youth gangs to find atelrante channels to violence and more and more and more. And indeed, I think, rather than being annihilated, the performing arts are poised on the brink of a time when we will be more important than we have ever been.

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Today's dance _____ is not _______ solely by the _____ Winnipeg Ballet or the National Ballet of Canada, but by Liz Lerman's Dance Exchange — a multi-generational, professional dance company, whose _______ range in age from 18 to 82, and who work with genomic scientists to ______ the DNA strand and with nuclear physicists at CERN. Today's professional theater _________ is defined, not only the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, but by the Cornerstone Theater of Los Angeles — a collective of artists that after 9/11, _______ together 10 different religious ___________ — the Baha'i, the Catholic, the Muslim, the Jewish, even the Native American and the gay and lesbian communities of faith, helping them create their own __________ plays and one massive play, where they explored the differences in their faith and found commonality as an important first step toward cross-community healing. Today's performers, like ________ Jones, work in women's _______, helping women prisoners articulate the pain of _____________, while today's playwrights and _________ work with youth gangs to find _________ channels to violence and more and more and more. And indeed, I think, rather than being annihilated, the performing arts are poised on the brink of a time when we will be more important than we have ever been.

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  5. incarceration
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  10. directors
  11. individual
  12. dancers
  13. world
  14. royal

Original Text

Today's dance world is not defined solely by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet or the National Ballet of Canada, but by Liz Lerman's Dance Exchange — a multi-generational, professional dance company, whose dancers range in age from 18 to 82, and who work with genomic scientists to embody the DNA strand and with nuclear physicists at CERN. Today's professional theater community is defined, not only the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, but by the Cornerstone Theater of Los Angeles — a collective of artists that after 9/11, brought together 10 different religious communities — the Baha'i, the Catholic, the Muslim, the Jewish, even the Native American and the gay and lesbian communities of faith, helping them create their own individual plays and one massive play, where they explored the differences in their faith and found commonality as an important first step toward cross-community healing. Today's performers, like Rhodessa Jones, work in women's prisons, helping women prisoners articulate the pain of incarceration, while today's playwrights and directors work with youth gangs to find alternate channels to violence and more and more and more. And indeed, I think, rather than being annihilated, the performing arts are poised on the brink of a time when we will be more important than we have ever been.

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