!nsp!re – 12 Days of Cre8tivity: Julie Taymor

Today is the first of 12 daily posts meant to inspire, motivate, and stimulate your creativity.

Julie Taymor is a director who has tackled diverse material, always bringing something new to each of her projects. Engaging the audience through puppetry, dance & movement, and stunning visuals, she has continually pushed the boundaries of her art for two decades.; often successfully, sometimes not. Her projects range from Broadway (The Lion King and Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark), film (Across The Universe), and opera (The Magic Flute); all very different stories; but each bearing the imprint of her vision.

In this TED talk, filmed in Long Beach in March 2011, she discusses her creative process. Enjoy!