It’s that intricately detailed doodle that you drew across the margins of your Math notebook when class got impossible to follow. It’s the faint but elaborate plan you jotted down on the single-ply tissue paper at the cafe. It's the unwavering focus of that little girl as she folds paper into triangles, into triangles and then into little paper boats.
In a world that values stability, favours conformity and persistently lulls you into finding comfort within convention: Paper Dreams are the vivacious ideas that live within the confines of your imaginative landscapes, waiting for the little push that would bring them to corporeality. At this year’s TEDxMAIS, we aim to celebrate Paper Dreams and paper dreamers, in all of their glory.
What is 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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)
TEDxMAIS is a student-run TEDx event that happens every year at Mallya Aditi International School Bangalore. The event has been a longstanding part of Aditi's identity. This is the seventh year of TEDxMAIS.
Surupa was the first graduate of Nrityagram dance village. From coming to Nrityagram to study Odissi under her guru Protima Gauri to later becoming a guru herself, she is now a leading choreographer and dancer, and also a teacher and guardian of Nrityagram. She has travelled the world performing and choreographing Odissi shows, bringing this dance form to the forefront of Indian Classical dance.