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Live your dream: a juggler's story | Gustavo Ollitta | TEDxCannes

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    I didn't know that my life was going to
    take such a different road
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    because of one pair of these.
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    For those of you who don't know
    what these are,
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    they are juggling props
    created by Michael Moschen,
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    who even performed here
    on TEDxTalk six years ago.
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    They were further developed by Dai Zaobab.
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    He created a new shape and
    he named it "Buugeng",
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    then it travelled the whole world
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    and it arrived at my house in Brazil.
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    This prop has completely changed my life.
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    After one year with them,
    when I was in front of the computer,
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    on the Internet, trying to find
    something interesting to learn.
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    I'm a single son,
    reared by a traditional family.
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    This kind of family where everyone
    has wished for their only son
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    a profession, goals...
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    I tried to show them something different.
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    I have chosen from that moment
    to follow my dream,
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    to make this become a career.
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    After finishing high school,
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    I stopped studying classical subjects
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    like mathematics, physics,
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    to get fully into the world
    of manipulation and arts.
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    My days were from morning until night
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    doing research and more research.
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    with this and other props.
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    After four years of being
    completely out of the real world,
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    and being against the desire of my family,
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    school, society, I became someone.
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    I am now graduated from
    a professional circus school in Italy.
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    I have a video that has reached
    2 million views on Youtube.
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    created by Malabarize-se
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    I have performed in more than 40 countries
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    around Europe, the USA, Japan,
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    including the TEDGlobal talk,
    in South America.
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    All of that didn't happen
    because of my technique.
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    But what was more important
    was the desire to follow my dream.
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    Most people have fears about
    following their passion as a career
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    and they get stuck
    into something that they don't want,
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    wasting all the weeks of their life
    doing what they don't like,
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    waiting for the break from their job
    to be finally who they should be.
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    I think that if everyone
    thought without fear
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    about following their passion,
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    life would be more enjoyable.
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    Even the hard times you have
    to go through in any kind of career
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    would be easy because
    you're doing what you love.
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    Like me, moving to Europe and
    living in this camper for about one year
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    to save some money.
    Look how happy I was!
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    Even if the oil was frozen and
    I couldn't even make a salad,
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    it was OK.
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    I've been sharing my passion
    through many events
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    and even some locations where people
    don't have the opportunity to dream,
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    like in my city, São Paolo,
    in the favellas.
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    These children are constantly
    in contact with problems of drugs,
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    violence in their home,
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    and during this workshop,
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    they could have the opportunity
    to try something new,
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    and most important, to remember
    and influence their own future,
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    to become who they want to be
    and not what society wants from them.
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    Even in schools, as I love to mention
    the TEDtalk by Ken Robinson,
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    who said how schools kill creativity.
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    You start as a baby, learning to walk,
    dance, use your body.
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    And little by little, because
    of the society and your context,
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    you stop using all these movements
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    to become someone who just needs
    the right side of your brain to work.
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    I love to work with these in schools
    and even some companies
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    because juggling is not just about
    throwing three balls in the air
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    or manipulating two black and white
    psychedelic scythes.
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    Here, you can see how many gains
    and developments you can learn
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    while you're juggling.
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    Intellectual, mental, physical
    and psychological benefits
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    that you can gain while you're juggling.
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    I'm not here to obligate anyone
    to be a juggler.
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    I'm here to remind people
    to dream and live your dream
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    because if you cannot dream,
    you cannot wake up.
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    Thank you.
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    (Applause)
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    Now, I'm going to share with you
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    my dream.
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    (music)
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    (Applause)
Title:
Live your dream: a juggler's story | Gustavo Ollitta | TEDxCannes
Description:

Gustavo Ollitta discovered juggling, by seeing a TED talk of Michael Moschen : since then, his passion did not leave him any more! He tells us about his experience and the numerous benefits of juggling. More than anything, he invites us to find a job which allows all of us to follow our passions in life.

In 2007, Gustavo Ollitta gives direction to his life by starting juggling, working on different types of “manipulations”. By 2010, he’s a professional. He performs at a number of festivals in his native Brazil. He is graduated from the School for Temporary Circus in Turin (Scuola Di Cirko le Vertige), which has really kickstarted his international career. His performances are a chance to share something truly unique.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Video Language:
English
Team:
TED
Project:
TEDxTalks
Duration:
10:40
  • Might be;
    Scuola Di Cirko le Vertige ---> Scuola Di Cirko le Vertigo

  • Again might be;

    school for temporary circus --->school for contemporary circus

    Both are in the description.

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