Performers (2018)

TED is more than talks – art, dialogue and interaction encourage the emergence of ideas and creativity. Artists will provide this experience during the breaks between talks. We will soon publish the artists and their performance here. Stay tuned on our Facebook page for news.


Leonello Tarabella, originally a sax player, began working on his gesture recognition technology for computer music in 1995 through his activity as a researcher for the National Council of Research in Italy. During the years he developed two interactive systems to perform electronic music in a new and unconventional way with bare hands.

In 2010 he met Alessandro Baris drummer, multi-instrumentalist and composer known for his composing and performing versatility and sensitivity across a variety of genres including post rock, electronic, pop, improvised music, soundtrack and ambient.

The duo took the name Collisions from the opposition between the futuristic technology of Tarabella and the primordial sound of Baris’ drums, which brought their music in a full and fresh mix with such a unique performing impact which has won them interest and appreciation from the audience through their shows and video releases.

Jean-Guillaume Weis

Jean-Guillaume has danced with Pina Bausch Tanztheater, Mark Morris Dance Group and Tanztheater Basel a.o. Throughout his career he has participated in many creations, repertoire pieces with numerous choreographers, composers, musicians, dancers, actorsdirectors and other artists in the world.

Since 1998 he dances mostly in his own work and choregraphs for his company, Dance Theatre Luxembourg, Jean-Guillaume Weis & guests. He has choregraphed over 20 eveningpieces, shorter pieces and performed his work in Belgium, Germany, France, Poland, Luxembourg and the United States.

He is guesting regularly with other companies and in various art and theater projects as a dancer, choreographer, performer and actor. At the University of Luxembourg TEDx eventwe will have the opportunity to enjoy one of his creations


As the daughter of an Iranian opera singer and a Berlin stage actor, Swiss-born vocalist Sitta has made Luxembourg her home base since 2007.

Sitta has been performing as independent artists at various events, among them concerts sponsored by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office. She is also a regular at the Grund Club’s Songwriters concerts and collaborates with numerous artists locally and internationally, thus having become a vivid part of the regional music scene.

Sitta’s first solo record, “Part Of Me” is planned for release in the near future. Her style is best described as “Urban Soul with Persian Spice”. These original songs were conceived at the Da Town Studio in Marseille and culminated in a cooperation with Grammy winning producer, engineer and mixer Joe Chiccarelli at Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles.

At University of Luxembourg’s TEDx conference SITTA will give an unplugged and intimate performance of two songs from her upcoming EP “Part Of Me”. She will be accompanied by Sri Nassú Bowe on guitar, Sebastian “Schlapbe” Flach on bass, Shafi Badreddin on oud and Boris Dinev on percussion..