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June 10, 2005|Volume 33, Number 30|Four-Week Issue















A show by the troupe Luma at the University Theatre June 17-19 will mix dance, music and high-tech illuminated objects.

International festival marks
10th year of arts & ideas

Arts & Ideas New Haven will kick off its 10th annual international festival with a song and end it with a dance.

This year's festival, to be held June 10-25, will again bring innovative artists and thinkers to New Haven for an array of performances, exhibitions, explorations, forums, debates and other activities -- while at the same time, showcasing local talent and celebrating the city's neighborhoods, restaurants and cultural treasures. While admission is required for some of these events, many are free.

Over the past decade, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas has brought more than 8,000 individuals from over 70 countries to New Haven. This year's event will include representatives from such far-flung locales as Japan, Ukraine, Sweden, Ecuador, Algeria, Spain, India, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Greece, Norway and more.

The festival will open with the U.S. premiere of "Constantinople" a celebration of cultural diversity and convergence by internationally acclaimed composer Christos Hatzis at the Shubert Theater, and close with a Tenth Birthday Party on the New Haven Green featuring music, food and "The World's Largest Salsa Lesson."

There will also be free day and evening performances on the World Stage and Family Stage on the New Haven Green by such groups as Opera Ebony, the nation's longest surviving African-American opera company; the Spanish Harlem Orchestra; and Don Minott and the High Voltage Reggae Band, among others.

Other festival highlights will include an evening with controversial novelist Salman Rushdie; "Planet Play," creative programs for children on the New Haven Green; "Food for Thought," a series of exhibits, talks and demonstrations that includes culinary tours of New Haven restaurants; tours by foot, bus, bike and boat; and much more.

Detailed information about and tickets to programs of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas are available at (888) 278-4332 or www.artidea.org.

Yale is both a major sponsor of and a venue for festival events. The following is a list of programs being held on campus.

"Throat." This one-man show by John Paul Zaccarini combines circus and theater in an exploration of sexuality, love and lust. "Throat," which is making its U.S. premiere at the festival, is suitable for audiences age 16 and older. It will be staged June 21-25, at 8 p.m. in the New Theater, 1156 Chapel St. Tickets: $40.

There will be an "Artist-in-Conversation" discussion with Zaccarini on June 24, at 3 p.m. in Caffé Bottega, Chapel & Temple sts.

A pea becomes her patient in British performance artist Bobby Baker's parody of a pop psychology guru called "How To Live!" Four performances of her act will take place at the University Theatre June 11-14.

"How To Live!" A farce about pop-psych gurus, "How To Live!" features British performance artist Bobby Baker as a therapist who imparts the 11 steps to success to her patient, a frozen pea. Performances are June 11, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and June 12 at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre, 222 York St. Tickets $35-$45.

Luma. The U.S. theatrical troupe Luma will mix colors, dance, eclectic music and high-tech illuminated objects in a show that was inspired by the founder's experience at the edge of a lava flow. Recommended for audiences age 5 and older. Shows will be presented June 17 at 7 p.m., and June 18 and 19 at 5 p.m. in the University Theatre, 222 York St. Tickets $12; $6 for children under 12.

Luma will also present short shows on June 17 at 10 p.m. in La Piazza, 65 Broadway (behind the Yale Bookstore) and on June 18 at 9 p.m. on the New Haven Green, College and Chapel sts.

Sacred Sundays. There will be two "Sacred Sundays" performances in Battell Chapel, Elm and College sts. The Gryphon Trio will perform works by Haydn and Mendelssohn on June 12 at 5 p.m., and the brass sextet The Brazz Brothers will join with the Heritage Chorale to present a program of classical, anthem and gospel music on June 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 each.

The two groups will also be featured in Artist-in-Conversation discussions -- the Gryphon Quartet on June 14 at 3 p.m., and The Brazz Brothers on June 17 at 3 p.m. -- in Caffé Bottega, Chapel and York sts.

Trio Plus Two. The Gryphon Trio (see also Sacred Sundays) will join with Martin Beaver and Kazuhide Isomura of The Tokyo String Quartet for an evening of traditional favorites and original classical music on June 14 at 8 p.m. in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. Tickets: $35.

Hugo Kauder Competition. Musicians from around the world will compete for cash prizes and a chance to win a debut recital in a New York concert hall on June 16 and 17 in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. Admission to competition: Free. The "Winner's Concert" will take place on June 18 at 2 p.m. Suggested donation: $10.

Courtyard Series. The Branford College Courtyard, 74 High St., will be the setting for three concerts by an international array of musicians. The featured performers are: June 16 -- The Brazz Brothers (see also Sacred Sundays), a band from Norway that includes two sets of twins, will play traditional and modern jazz and folk songs from around the world; June 21 -- Swedish mezzo-soprano Malena Ernman, who has performed at opera halls throughout Europe, will be joined by pianist Bengt-Åke Lundin for a program of opera, jazz and cabaret music; and June 22 -- Ojos de Brujo (Eyes of the Wizard), a Barcelona band that the BBC named as Best European Music Artist, will present a brew of hip-hop, funk, reggae and rock. Each show will be at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 each.

Slammin' Nor'easters. Hip-hop, urban dancers and slam poets from throughout New England will come together for the annual Slammin' Nor'easters competition, which showcases choreography and the spoken word. It will be presented June 18 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and June 19 at 3 p.m. in the New Theater, 1156 Chapel St. Tickets: $20.

Art of Food. Artspace will present two exhibitions by local artists June 12-25 in the Holcomb T. Green Jr. Gallery at the School of Art, 1156 Chapel St., 3-8 p.m. The first, "All Consuming," is a juried exhibition of works examining people's ever-shifting relationship to food. The second, "Youthview '05," features works by local public high school students. There will be an opening reception for both exhibitions on June 12, 3-5 p.m. Admission: Free.

Food for Thought. Yale's New Theater, 1156 Chapel St., will be the site of the first three discussions in the "Food for Thought" series, which will bring together renowned experts to discuss issues surrounding nutrition, agriculture and global hunger. The topics are: June 13, 6 p.m. -- "The Genomas Forum: Diet and DNA," exploring food and personal health through the lenses of genetics, anthropology and culture (panelists will include Kelly Brownell, Yale professor of psychology); June 14, 6 p.m. -- "Food for the World: The Debate Over Biotechnology," looking at the potential benefits -- and the potential problems -- of using biotechnology to end world hunger; June 15, 6 p.m. -- "Food for All Seasons," examining how the major revolutions in agriculture in the last 40 years have affected the community, public health and the pleasures of eating.

The other "Food for Thought" talks will take place in the Arts Hall of ACES-Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon St. They are: June 16, 6 p.m. -- "Comfort Food" (moderated by Jock Reynolds, director of the Yale Art Gallery); June 17, 6 p.m. -- "The Family Table"; and June 18, 4 p.m. -- "Food and The City."

Tickets: $10 each.

Let's Get Cookin'. Notable chefs from New England and beyond will whip together some of their favorite innovative dishes in the "Let's Get Cookin'!" series in the Whitney Theater, 53 Wall St. (entrance on Church St.) The featured chefs are: June 24, 6 p.m. -- Fritz Knipschildt of Knipschildt Chocolatier in Norwalk, Connecticut, who will make confections; June 25, 11 a.m. -- Cynthia Keller of Restaurant du Village in Chester, Connecticut, who will share the secrets of French cooking; and June 25, 4 p.m. -- Robert Surles (a.k.a. Chef Bobo) of the Culinary Institute, who will show youngsters how to make a meal that is fun and healthy. Tickets: $20 each for adults; $10 for children under age 12.

Food Flicks. The Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., will present a series of food-themed films. The menu includes: June 18 -- "Babette's Feast"; June 19 -- "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman"; June 20 -- "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"; June 21 -- "Mostly Martha"; June 22 -- "Chocolat"; June 23 -- "Big Night"; June 24 -- "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?"; and June 25 -- "Fatso." All screenings are at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

International Affairs. Experts will discuss pressing and newsworthy events of global import in "Late-Breaking International Affairs" on June 23 at 6 p.m. in the Law School's Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St. Speakers will include Joel Rosenthal, president of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, and Nisid Hajari, managing editor of Newsweek International. Tickets: $10.

Coroner's Inquest. The Internet, video games, the movie industry and myriad other pastimes are among the suspects whose guilt will be assessed by a panel of experts at an event titled "Coroner's Inquest: The Death of the Book," to be held June 22 at 6 p.m. in the Law School's Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St. Tickets: $10.

Youth Ideas Radio Project. Now in its third year, the Youth Ideas Radio Project brings together a team of New Haven high school students to put together original radio stories that reflect their interests and concern -- from video gaming to the meaning of God to challenges facing single teen moms, and more. The project will be presented as a multi-media exhibition that will be open June 13 and 14, 4-5:30 p.m. in the New Theater, 1156 Chapel St.

The exhibit will also be on view June 15-17, 4-5:30 p.m. and June 18 1-5 p.m. in the Art Lab Gallery of the ACES-Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon St. (entrance on Orange St.) There will be a roundtable discussion about the project at ACES on June 18 at 2 p.m. Admission: Free.

Cat in the Hat on Trial. Real-life lawyers will pose questions in rhyme to characters from the pages of Dr. Seuss books when the Cat in the Hat faces charges of breaking and entering and malicious mischief in a "courtroom" presided by the Grinch. "The Cat in the Hat on Trial!" will be staged June 21 at 6 p.m. in the Law School's Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St. Tickets: $12 for adults; $6 for children under age 12.

New Haven Treasures. The Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm St., serves as the starting point for walking or bus tours of New Haven's treasures. All are free, but reservations are required for some due to space limitations. To reserve a space, call (203) 432-2300. The tours include: "Sterling Memorial Library: Manuscripts and Archives" (reservations required), June 13, 11 a.m.; "The Grove Street Cemetery," June 14, noon; "Shubert Theater" (reservations required), June 16, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; "Industrial New Haven" (reservations required), June 17, 1 p.m.; "City Farmer's Market at Wooster Square, a Project of CitySeed," June 18, 10 a.m.; "Community Gardens and Greenspaces" (reservations required), June 19, 10 a.m. talk and 10:30 a.m. tour; "Yale University Campus," June 20, noon; "Center Church and Crypt," June 23, noon; "Kid's Architectural Treasure Hunt," June 24, 1:30 p.m.; and "Mory's: Tastes and Tales," June 25, 11 a.m.

In addition, the Visitor Center is sponsoring the following tours; reservations are required for all: "Back to Eden: Yale's Sustainable Food Project Garden" (meet at the garden, located on Edwards St. between St. Ronan and Prospect sts.), June 11, 4 p.m.; "Flesh and Stone: Stony Creek Granite in Buildings at Yale" (meet at 170 Whitney Ave. at 11:45 a.m.), June 12, noon; "Yale Astronomy Department's Leitner Family Observatory" (meet at 393 Prospect St.), June 15, 8:30 p.m.; "Children's Tour of the Yale Sustainable Food Project Garden" for ages 5-12 (meet at the garden), June 21, 10 a.m.; and "Betts House at Yale University" (meet at 393 Prospect St.), June 22, 11 a.m. In addition, visitors are invited to attend the annual Farm Festival held by Common Ground High School and the New Haven Ecology Project at 358 Springside Ave., June 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


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