Featuring the American premiere of National Theater of Scotland's The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Mark Morris Dance Group, Australian circus-arts troupe Circa, and a solo performance of King Lear from Taiwan and free performances on the New Haven Green from Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Red Baraat, Noori, and Rosanne Cash

Announcing Festival 2012

Serious Fun is the theme of the 2012 International Festival of Arts & Ideas, which will be presented June 16-30 at various sites in New Haven, Connecticut.

“The 17th Annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day extravaganza of seriously good fun—an opportunity to tickle your senses, engage your mind, find inspiration, and launch an adventure,” says Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie. “We’ve packed Festival 2012 with speakers and conversationalists keen to share expansive idea and renowned artists from all over the world eager to share joy-filled and thought-provoking performances.”

The 2012 International Festival of Arts & Ideas includes an eclectic array of dance, music, theater, and music-theater works, free concerts on the New Haven Green, and family-friendly interactive events.

Go to our Festival 2012 page for a complete listing of events.

Read the Hartford Courant articles about the free concerts on the Green, and about the theater & dance performances.