Art unites us with the universal language of emotion | Emilia Acevedo | TEDxGrandPark

From creativity to collaboration, art teaches us some of the most important human values and to feel our emotions. Art gives us a way to share those emotions with other people through a universal language that we can all understand.

Emilia started dancing when she was three years old, singing when she was nine, and acting when she was fourteen. Her passion for the arts grew more and more with every year, so she decided to leave her home in Mexico City to pursue theatre in the United States.

Emilia won the 2018-2019 Theatre Spirit Award for her contribution and dedication to the Theatre Department at Idyllwild Arts Academy. She is a firm believer in striving to be a citizen-artist, working to reimagine the meaning and power of art to impact and transform our world today. Emilia started dancing when she was three years old, singing when she was nine, and acting when she was fourteen. Her passion for the arts grew more and more with every year, so she decided to pursue theatre moving from Mexico City to Southern California.

Emilia has had the opportunity to not only act, sing, and dance, but she has also written several plays, one of which was put on the stage last winter. She also stage-managed a devised musical and directed a touring musical which is currently being taken to elementary schools around California. She enjoys spending her spare time volunteering to teach theatre to children on the weekends and helping spread the importance of the arts in education. Emilia won the 2018-2019 Theatre Spirit Award for her contribution and dedication to the Theatre Department at Idyllwild Arts Academy. She is a firm believer in striving to be a “citizen-artist”, working to reimagine the meaning and power of art to impact and transform our world today.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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