Festival Stories

Local dancers gear up for Liz Lerman performance

Dancers of all ages and abilities assembled on the New Haven Green this past Friday to rehearse their roles in Liz Lerman's program. Get the full story from the New Haven Independent.

Iyer brings "boundless intelligence and creativity" to two new albums

Reviewed by AllAboutJazz.com, Vijay Iyer's two new CD's, Tragicomic and Door, reveal a talent that "has no limits." See the full review here.
Vijay Iyer Quartet at IFAI 2008.

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 Austin360.com 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...

Festival is an opportunity, and a gift

From Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director:
The clipboard on the wall outside my office, as I write this reads "FESTIVAL COUNTDOWN 30 Days remaining until June 14." As if that isn't intimidating...

Dublin dance, theater scene a hotbed of new work

From Cathy Edwards, Director of Programming:
I was in Dublin last week to see some performances as part of the Dublin Dance Festival, and I saw a few very interesting pieces, some of which were solo...

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!