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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Hartford Courant: "International Festival of Arts & Ideas Kicks Off This Weekend"

Click here to read the article by Frank Rizzo.

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Go on an "edible journey" with Chef Bun Lai

The Restaurant Tours:
Featuring Bun Lai, Miya's Sushi

Here’s a little pre-tour teaser and a sample of what the edible journey I am going to be taking people on will be like:  People...

IRIS presents an eye-opening Film Series

Lucille Bruce
Staff member at IRIS
Refugees in the '09 Festival
This year, the Yale Summer Film Institute, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and IRIS (Integrated...

Dramaturg gives insight into Ivanov

Where History Has Been Written: the Budapest Katona József Theatre
Anna Lengyel

             After the suppressed revolution of 1956, Hungarian cultural politics realized the...

New Haven Advocate: "We Need Arts & Ideas More Than Ever"

Click here to read the feature story by Christopher Arnott about the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, "the festival that helps us cope with reality".

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Ideas Panelists Richard Colton is ready to soar at the Festival

Richard Colton
Really Real post-discussion moderator*

I'm thrilled about my first visit to this great Festival. I love that the visceral excitement that the Festival's performances...

A Festival Enthusiast shares the joys of the Festival

by Kate McEvoy
Festival Enthusiast and active participant

The 2009 Festival is only 5 days away. I can hardly wait. I'm sure that you feel the same.

What a sense of...

New Haven Register: "Life’s a Circus"

Click here to read the article by New Haven Register Arts Editor Donna Doherty about the U.S. Premiere of "Circus" at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

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For Raymond Keane, Life's A "Circus"

Raymond Keane
Artistic Director of Barabbas Theatre Company
And creator and director of CIRCUS

I'd like to start by answering the question I ask myself almost on a daily basis...

WTNH News Channel 8: "Record Turnout Expected For Festival"

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie was featured on WTNH News Channel 8, discussing the Festival's effort to be more conscious of its environmental footprint.

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Your Gift Of Any Amount Counts. Let Us Thank You With A Festival Sports Bottle!

The Festival is making an effort to be more conscious of its environmental footprint. We decided to forego the use of disposable water bottles this summer. Donate now and help us make a greener...

Festival Launch Party at Lansdowne Bar & Grill on June 4

Celebrate this year’s Festival theme, Global Identities/Local Heroes,
with Festival staff at the 2009 Festival Launch Party! There will be
drink specials provided by New Haven’s “Best...