Itay Talgam shakes up the crowd in the last session of this first DLD Moscow day.
To Talgam, ignorance is bliss. His presentation “The Ignorant Maestro” takes a look on how the teacher - or maestro - must allow himself to become ignorant to truly project his ideas. He must engage in a dialogue with his subject and “surrender himself completely to the cause of education,” Talgam said.
It’s a process that requieres a level playing field, and above all, courage. To demonstrate, he turned to the audience and even attempted to conduct the first few notes of “The Barber of Seville.”
“The Ignorant Maestro” takes music and its greatest conductors as its point of departure. But its morale of engagement will surely stay with the partipants as they move on to other walks of life.
“Once people truly believe that you are with them, you can teach in a dialogue. It’s a dive into the unknown,” Talgam concluded.
A delightful message, a lot of fun and a great end to the day…