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Fri 12/17, 7:00pm

After Dinner Stories: Holiday Traditions

This event will be streamed on our Virtual Stage, as well as YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook Live.

December is a month full of holidays across cultural traditions. Join us for an evening of festive tales from four different holidays: Hannukah, Kwanzaa, La Posada, and Christmas. 

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Conor Lovett on adapting "Moby Dick" for the stage

Moby Dick is a huge novel.  A masterpiece of literature with a gripping plot, a cast of amazing characters, a mythic monster, themes of life, death, vengeance, industry and the questioning of an...

Festival Fellows: Jonathan Rosario

    by Jonathan Rosario

My name is Jonathan Rosario. I am a senior at Metropolitan Business Academy. I am an art administration intern working under the supervision of my mentor Rachel Shapiro. I...

Article about the Calder Quartet and Christopher Rouse’s String Quartet No. 3 in Chamber Music Magazine

Click here to read the article about the Calder Quartet and Christopher Rouse’s String Quartet No. 3 by Frank J. Oteri from the May/June issue of Chamber Music Magazine.

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Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie speaks about the Festival on The Faith Middleton Show

Click here to listen to Festival Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie on The Faith Middleton Show today at 3pm and 10pm.

"Dancing Across Borders", A Documentary By Anne Bass, Added To Opening Weekend Schedule On Sunday June 13

A documentary directed by Anne Bass, “Dancing Across Borders”, has been added to the Opening Weekend schedule of the Festival. A free screening of the film will take place on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at...

The Festival Fellows are on the Scene

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas Fellowship Program is designed to give high school students unparalleled exposure to careers in the arts as they prepare to pursue college and/or enter the...

David Leddy on phantom felines in Edgerton Park.

I’m so looking forward to being back in New Haven. I travel all around the world with this work and meet all sorts of different venues and festivals and International Festival of Arts and Ideas is...

Festival Featured in New York Times "Summer Stages"

"Close to home or across the country, city street or bosky glen:
Festivals beckon. Enjoy." The "Summer Stages" section of the New York Times features Dance, Comme Toujours Here I Stand, Moby Dick,...

Online Reservations For Free Ideas Events Now Available

All Ideas events at the Festival are free. The best way to secure your seat is to purchase an "Ideas Insider Pass", which guarantees
your seat up to 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of all

Festival Brochure Now Available Online

The brochure for the 15th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas is now available online. Click here to view.

Classical to Contemporary: Khmeropédies I & II


Emmanuèle Phuon – Choreographer:

In the current exhibit of the Musée Guimet in Paris, one can see the very first sculpted images of Buddha in the art of Gandhara, in Pakistan. The influences of...

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie speaks about the Festival and New Haven on the Colin McEnroe Show

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie is a guest on the "How New Haven Got its Groove Back" on the WNPR Colin McEnroe Show.