Festival Stories

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 how...

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...

Arts & Ideas Fest knows you can't wait, so here's a "Sneak Peek"

Click here to read the article from January 22 in the New Haven Register about "Sneak Peek Week".

Ray Lee reflects on Siren and Invisible Forces in New Haven

It is interesting to think back to when I gave the lecture last June. I remember being very nervous before hand, but pleased afterwards as it seemed to go down quite well. Presenting 'Siren' in New...

"Sneak Peek Week" Tickets On Sale January 5

There will be limited availability. "Sneak Peek" events are discounted for Members of the Festival – purchase your Membership today!

Economy Testing Creativity of the Arts

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie was quoted in the New York Times "Culture" section on Sunday December 14. Click here to read the article online.

"Unsilent Night" was "Really Real"!

Watch a video clip and read the article about "Unsilent Night" in the New Haven Independent

Arts & Ideas Collaboration with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Continues with Community Members December 6 & 7

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas collaboration with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange continues Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 at the Educational Center for the Arts at 55 Audubon...

Maya Beiser reflects on the world premiere of Provenance at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas

I remember asking myself whether audiences would be willing to sit and concentrate through 90 minutes of nonstop music. Originally I thought it better to separate the pieces by saying a few words...