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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. This performance was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The Carnival Band and Blink Acro collaborated under the direction of Kelly Daines to deliver a powerful stage performance that opened the segment of TILT, the core theme of TEDxVancouver 2014. Zany, odd and high energy this performance epitomizes the moment you step outside of your comfort zone. The Carnival Band is a community music project with fifteen years of history, based out of Commercial Drive’s Britannia Community Centre. Musical direction is provided by Ross Barrett and Tim Sars. Instrumentation for the band includes all range of brass, woodwinds, drums, percussion, accordions, and of course voice. The Carnival Band believe that in order to be effective, community music must be grounded in collaboration and empowering to each individual involved. Blink Acro is a modern circus entertainment company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Blink Acro artists bring audiences a wide variety of unique acrobatic performances, custom-designed to match your needs. 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) Tags: TEDxVancouver, 2014, TILT, Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Carnival Band, Blink Acro, performance, TILT, marching band, circus, juggling, breakdancing The Carnival Band is a community music project with fifteen years of history, based out of Commercial Drive’s Britannia Community Centre. Blink Acro is a modern circus entertainment company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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)

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