History: 2012 Festival

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17th Annual Festival
June 16-30, 2012

Performance Programs

  • Asphalt Orchestra – New Haven Green
  • The Ben Allison Band with Robert Pinsky – Morse Recital Hall at Sprague Hall
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops, with Caravan of Thieves – New Haven Green
  • Circa – Theater at the Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
  • Dinosaur Petting Zoo, ERTH Visual & Physical, Inc. – New Haven Green
  • Group Intelligence, Out of Hand Theater – New Haven Green
  • Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet – Morse Recital Hall at Sprague Hall
  • King Lear, Contemporary Legend Theater, Taiwan – University Theater
  • Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: The Radio Show – Iseman Theatre
  • love fail*, David Lang, Anonymous 4 – Yale Repertory Theatre
  • Mark Morris Dance Group: A Lake; Jesu, meine freude; Gloria – Shubert Theater
  • National Theatre of Scotland: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – Wicked Wolf Tavern
  • Red Baraat & noori – New Haven Green
  • Rosanne Cash – New Haven Green
  • Sing the Truth! Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves & Lizz Wright – New Haven Green
  • The Yuval Ron Ensemble – Morse Recital Hall at Sprague Hall
  • Yale Institute for Music Theater: Mighty Five’s Infinite Funk Odessy – Off-Broadway Theater
  • Yale Institute for Music Theater: Mortality Play – Off-Broadway Theater
  • Yale International Choral Festival: Manado State University Choir (Indonesia), Central Conservatory of Music Choir (China), Imilonji Kantu Choral Society (South Africa), Cambridge University Consort of Voices (United Kingdom), Yale Choral Artists (United States) – Morse Recital Hall at Sprague Hall
  • Yale Alumni Chorus with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra – Woolsey Hall

*World premiere at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Ideas: Lectures & Conversations

  • Philippe Petit: Nothing Is Impossible - Exploring Perfection and Talent
  • Tamar Gendler: Five Ancient Secrets to Happiness and the Good Life
  • Brenda Dixon Gottschild: African-American Dance and the Measure of Culture
  • Graham Sheffield, C.B.E.: From Soft Power to Global Connectivity—The International Birds-Eye View of Arts & Culture
  • Scientific Insights into Cooperation and Evolution: David Lynn and Martha Grover from the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution
  • Rev. Bernard Lafayette: Reflections on Justice and Freedom’s Journey
  • Winfred Rembert: Reflections on Art & Freedom’s Journey
  • Music of the People: Artists Talk about Music Inspiring Change, with Siddartha Mitter, and artists from Red Baraat, noori, and Asphalt Orchestra
  • Slate's Political Gabfest: Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz
  • Ha Jin & David Henry Hwang: The US-China Literary Landscape
  • Dr. Daphne Miller: The Wisdom & Science of Traditional Foods

More to do

Walking Tours, Exhibition & Gallery Tours, Bike Tours, Food Tours & Experiences, Master Classes and more

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