The Sounds of Summer

By Cara Rosner / Photographed by The International Festival of Arts & Ideas

It’s a sure sign of summer in the Elm City: The International Festival of Arts & Ideas. This year, the innovative celebration of music, theater and dance is scheduled to take place June 13-27 at the New Haven Green and at other sites throughout the city.

The festival, founded in 1996, is known for bringing world-class performers to New Haven. This year’s schedule will focus on the theme “Democracy: We the People.” Organizers say the festival will spur conversation, civic action and community building through interactive and provocative performances.

This year’s lineup includes Kaki King, a groundbreaking acoustic and lap steel guitar player; modern dance troupe Keigwin + Company; and a collaboration between mime artists Chaliwaté Company and puppeteers The Focus Company, among many other acts.


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