Orchestra Baobab releases new CD, continues to delight audiences

Derek Richardson of the Hartford Examiner reviews Orchestra Baobab's new CD, Made in Dakar. A full version of the review, as well as a video of one of their performances, can be found here.

Hartford Courant: Seeing Heaney "essential."

The Hartford Courant has placed seeing Seamus Heaney's 'Burial at Thebes' at Arts and Ideas at the top of its list of must-see events this summer. See the full list.

Grupo Fantasma "sizzling...irresistible"

Parry Gettelman of reviews Grupo Fantasma's electrifying performance at the annual Pachanga Latino Music Festival in Austin, TX. Read the complete review.

For Ben Allison, the Festival is a Homecoming. Read His Blog!

Liz Lerman's "613 Radical Acts of Prayer" UPDATE

Volunteer Orientations Just Announced!

Interested in Volunteering, but want to learn more before joining? Come to an Orientation!

Festival Volunteers, new and old, please join us at one (1), one-hour orientation session. Orientation...

Arts & Ideas Hits the New York Times

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas appeared in the NY Times 'Connecticut' Section over the weekend, highlighting New Haven as one of the hot Summer Arts Festivals in the region. Check it out...

Dublin's dance, theater scene a hotbed of new work

Director of Programming Cathy Edwards muses about her recent trip to Ireland to check out new dance and theater offerings. Read it in BlogFest!

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Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie shares her thoughts on the countdown to the Festival. Join BlogFest! Now!

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Launches The Big Read


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Festival Founders Honored During Ceremonies at State House

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas' three founders - Ann Tyler Calabresi , Jean Handley and Roslyn Milstein Meyer -- were honored by the Gov. M. Jodi Rell as Distinguished Arts Advocates for...

Workshops Continue Creation of Arts & Ideas Dance Project

The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange is holding workshops for "613 Radical Acts of Prayer." Free and open to the public, these workshops allow anyone interested to participate in the performance piece...