History: Festival 2017

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22nd Annual Festival
June 3-24, 2017

Performance Program

  • (Be)longing – Arts & Ideas Commission Conceived by Byron Au Yong & Aaron Jafferis (June 17 & 18)
  • Black Girl: Linguistic Play – Camille A. Brown & Dancers (June 15 & 16)
  • Fulaso (June 17)
  • Jimmy Greene Quartet (June 18)
  • LEO – The Anti-Gravity Show (June 23 & 24)
  • Manual Cinema: The End of TV – Arts & Ideas Commission & World Premiere (June 19-22)
  • Rusted Root (June 24)
  • The Wailers (June 24)
  • TROKER (June 17)
  • We Are Citizens – Theatre of Oppressed NYC (June 21)
  • Whitman, Melville, Dickinson – Passions of Bloom – Arts & Ideas Commission & World Premiere (June 20)
  • Wu Man & Miró Quartet – Arts & Ideas Commission & World Premiere (June 22)
  • Yale Institute for Music Theatre – Presented in Association with Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre (June 23 & 24)
  • Yale-China Fellows World Premieres (June 22-24)

ALTAR'd Spaces

  • Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra (June 19)
  • Alison Cook Beatty Dance (June 10)
  • Deborah Lifton, Soprano (June 14)
  • Happenstance Theatre (June 14)
  • LayaVinyasa (June 21)
  • Mariachi Mexico Antiguo (June 13)
  • Olive Tiger (June 14)
  • Rap Guide to Climate Chaos (June 13)
  • Rolie Polie Guacamole (June 14)
  • Shoreline Ballet (June 10)
  • Taylor Ho Bynum + Friends (June 11)
  • Tere Luna & Val Ramos Duo (June 19)
  • The Survivors Swing Band (June 13)
  • The Word Citywide High School Poetry Jam (June 21)

Ideas: Lectures & Conversations

  • 4th Annual New Haven Documentary Film Festival (June 1-11)
  • A Conversation with Taylor Mac and Bassem Youssef (June 24)
  • African Literature Association Conference Featured Authors: Aminatta forna, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Imbolo Mbue, and Okey Ndibe (June 15-17)
  • Citizenship: An Exploration – Moderated by Dr. Michael Rowe (June 20)
  • Ideas on Foot
    • Dixwell's Roots (June 4)
    • The Changing Roles of Downtown (June 12)
    • Wooster Square: The Immigrant Experience (June 21)
  • Imaging New Haven
    • Candy/A Good and Spacious Land (June 15)
    • Engaging the City (June 16)
  • Paul Freedman: American Cuisine, New England Cuisine, New Haven Cuisine (June 18)
  • Survival of the Fittest: Youth, Guns, and the Culture of Violence – Arts & Ideas Fellows + Citywide Youth Coalition with Aaron Jafferis (June 8)
  • Talking Around the Back Porch: Stories on August Wilson – A Conversation with Constanza Romero and Harry J. Elam, Jr. (June 22)
  • Timothy Snyder: On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century (June 13)
  • We Thought It Was About the Economy? – Moderated by John Dankosky (June 14)

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