Bold expeditions: A recap of session 12 of TEDGlobal 2014

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Aakash Odedra performs at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED Aakash Odedra performs at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED

In the final session of TEDGlobal 2014, Mighty spaces, we take four journeys — three to great expanses in the world, and one into our minds and hearts:

A low blue haze lights the stage as choreographer Aakash Odedra spins slowly. The light grows and his dance picks up — a mix of classical Indian forms and modern interpretations. Then, from a simple, whirling dance, Odedra’s performance becomes a storm of wind, light and fluttering papers, creating bird-like formations in the air and on the screen behind him — which he controls with a Kinect as he darts through the tempest. Beautiful and dramatic, Odedra’s dance fills the room with its pulsing presence.

French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has lived as a scientist, an author and the official French translator for the Dalai Lama. After years of talking with leaders…

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