What's On This Week: June 18-21

The next week of Festival 2019 has so much in store: sensational performances, discussions of art and purpose, plus unforgettable experiences of food, music and workshops. Scroll through some of...

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Aleta Staton on Teaching & Theater

Meet our new Community Engagement Manager, Aleta Stanton, in this second half of our interview in which she talks of how her 35 years of teaching experience has shaped her life. Her passion and...

Aleta Staton on Art & the Community

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is excited to introduce our new year-round Community Engagement Manager. As a part of our dynamic team, the candidate needed to be a hard-working...

HOME IS WHERE THE _____ IS: GEOFF SOBELLE’S ‘HOME’ HELPS FILL IN THE BLANKS

‘Home’ can mean different things to different people. For me, home is where the heart, bed and eggs are. But for Geoff Sobelle, the creator and director of HOME (presented at Roslyn...

Hear some quantum noise during sound artist’s talk

Composer and current Yale Quantum Institute (YQI) artist-in-residence Spencer Topel will discuss how site-specificity, notably in architecture, is inherently linked to experiential art...

"yours and hers and mine"

Join us in celebrating singer-songwriter and activist Rosanne Cash as the recipient of our 9th annual Visionary Leadership Award on Tuesday, February 26th. The Award Luncheon and Conversation will...

REVIEW: NO KIDS, BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE

No Kids is much more than a play. It’s an argument, a discussion, a life decision. An exchange between real-life couple Nir Paldi and George Mann, No Kids asks a simple question that hangs...

Toto Kisaku, Artist in Residence

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is proud to welcome its first official Artist in Residence this January. The Festival looked for an artist who is passionate about the ways arts and...

Rosanne Cash: Don't Be Bullied into Silence

Join us at our annual Visionary Leadership Award Luncheon and Conversation on Tuesday, February 26th. The Award Luncheon raises money toward the dynamic and inspiring programs presented at the...

AD INFINITUM: “IT’S A SERIOUS PROBLEM WE HAVE AND WE’RE NOT REALLY FACING IT”

The team behind Chloe and the Colour Catcher, return with a very personal project about themselves – a same-sex couple and how and if they should have kids.

The co-artistic directors...

Dorrance mesmerizes with ‘Myelination’

Myelination is a biological process crucial to brain function. It is also the title of a sensational work by choreographer Michelle Dorrance. Dorrance and her company, Dorrance Dance, performed...

Canadian Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq explores the powerful outer limits of human expression

Canadian Inuk vocalist Tanya Tagaq is a wildly inventive artist who seems to master any medium in which she creates. Her music is like nothing you’ve heard before: a blending of punk, folk...

Michelle Dorrance taps moves that energize, electrify

Michelle Dorrance would be considered a tap phenomenon even if all we knew of her was virtuosic footwork. But as her movement skills have developed and matured, so has her musical acumen and...

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