TEDx Does Tango

Many months ago, Todd, a young man from Manhattan called to gauge my interest in being part of a TEDx Talk—The Hero’s Journey (à la Joseph Campbell). He had read my book, Tango, an Argentine Love Story, and thought my tango journey fit the theme.

I’m honored and humbled to be on the roster of speakers that includes such luminaries as film directors, mentalists, scholars, mythologists, spiritualists, Oprah guests, Tibetan Buddhists, friends of the Dali Lama, yogis, media artists, techie darlings, and more—click on “speakers” at:


No need to follow me to Manhattan—you can watch the event streamed over the Web some time in the next few weeks.

Saturday, November 3, 9:45 a.m. to 6pm. It’s being video-ed at the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art, on 17th Street in Chelsea, NY.

I’m on during the last third.

Tickets to the in-person talk are $100 and you have to submit a 500-word essay to even be eligible to purchase them. That’s TED.*

I love the idea of Argentine Tango getting out of its silo and into the broader cultural dialog. I hope you all will watch my 12 minutes of fame and offer comments and feedback to TEDx—and me at www.camillecusumano.com.

* TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.