^ The arts festival revolution | David Binder
- TED Talk, Edinburgh, Scotland, JUN2012
YOUTUBE NOTES. David Binder is a major Broadway producer, but last summer he found himself in a small Australian neighborhood, watching locals dance and perform on their lawns—and loving it. He shows us the new face of arts festivals, which break the boundary between audience and performer and help cities express themselves.
TED NOTES. David Binder produced the Tony-winning Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun, with Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad and Audra McDonald, and the Broadway premiere of 33 Variations with Jane Fonda. However, he is equally well-known for his Off Broadway accomplishments, including producing the rowdy rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch and De la Guarda, a high-energy show with performers hanging from the venue ceiling and walls.
Binder has also staged events and festivals around the globe, including The High Line Festival (which was curated by David Bowie),The New Island Festival (ten days of Dutch-specific theater, dance and music in New York City) and IBM's 100th Anniversary: Short Ride in a Fast Machine (held at Lincoln Center).