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Tiffany Hopkins talks about video production for the Festival

Multi-Media Producer

One of the great joys of working for the Festival is the opportunity to meet so many interesting people and truly compelling artists. A few months ago, we were...

20th Anniversary of Premiere of Mark Morris

Today is the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Mark Morris' Dido & Aeneas. The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven is the only place where Dido & Aeneas is scheduled to be performed...

Reflections on a recent Really Real Dance Workshop

Community Programs Manager

On February 21, an incredible group assembled for a dance workshop, Process, Principles and Performance with the Dance Exchange and Wally Cardona....

Festival Announces “Favorite Poem Project”

Celebrate poetry during the 2009 International Festival of Arts & Ideas! The public is invited to attend an organizational meeting for the "Favorite Poem Project" on Friday March 13 at 9am at the...

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie reflects on a night at Town Hall

Executive Director

The tunes were there Little Rootie Tootie, Crepuscule with Nellie,'Round Midnight...the ones we immediately associate with Monk...but the surprise in Jason...

Jason Moran's Town Hall Performance Receives New York Times Accolades

Click here to read the review of "IN MY MIND: Monk at Town Hall 1959" by Ben Ratliff.

Jason Moran and Rupa & The April Fishes On Sale To Members March 10

Two new music events will go on sale to Festival Members on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 for $25 each:

Jason Moran returns to the Festival on June 23 to perform IN MY MIND: Monk at Town Hall 1959. Moran...

Dance Workshops This Weekend

This Saturday, the Festival will be introducing Wally Cardona and his new project Really Real, and exploring ideas for developing dances for this summer’s Festival. Following Wally Cardona’s workshop...

Volunteer Corps Meeting Announced For February 18

Learn how to become a 2009 Festival Docent. RSVP by February 16.

We Want You To Be The First To Know!

An Announcement About The 2009 Festival From Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie

Dear Friends,

Global Interdependence. Think Global, Act Local. Responsibility and Accountability.

Who knew just...

2009 Theater Programming Announced In Variety And The Hartford Courant

The announcement of the Festival's 2009 theater programming appeared in both Variety and The Hartford Courant:
Arts & Ideas fest announces slate
Offerings include 'Circus,' 'Ivanov'

$25 Tickets For All Performance Events On Sale February 2

The dazzling array of artists and thinkers that will be a part of the 2009 Festival are going to be announced on January 30 at the culmination of "Sneak Peek Week"- the 2009 International Festival of...