Andrew’s talks combine the elements of Love, Truth, and Tap Shoes to illuminate the peculiar experience of life in a way both entertaining and inspiring.
Living in Love
How we frame our life dictates how we understand what happens, and we ultimately respond to our surroundings. What if we framed our life in Love? With a world that at times seems completely unhinged, this seems to reek of starry-eyed idealism. Maybe. Or maybe it’s just optimism of a sort that we’ve forgotten. In Living in Love, Andrew uses his own life as an example of how he came to define and re-define love (in the good times and the bad), and how they have shaped his view of the world.
Discovering a More True Identity
Andrew comes from a lot of different places, and has done a lot of different things. The son of Lebanese immigrants, born in Canada, and raised in the United States, Andrew’s experiences have spanned the arts, business, thought leadership, tech, and (a little) science. While in high school Andrew suffered a severe identity crisis. While not clinical, he struggled to be able to define himself in the ways he saw others able to. He created a list. The running tally of monikers he ascribed to himself provided a feedback loop that he used (and continues to use) to drill down and find his own identity separate from outside social forces.
Supporting Oral Traditions
Oral traditions have a unique function in the formation of societies around the world. Growing out of spontaneous cultural expression they become integral in a society’s ability to recognize its own identity and remember its history. Today, oral traditions are challenged as advances in technology lead cultural shifts, fundamentally changing the way humans relate to one another. Using his personal experience in the tap dance community, Andrew speaks to how oral traditions function in society, how they interact with commercial markets, and how we can support oral traditions during the current digital revolution.