1. Antfarm's Circus for a Fragile Planet: Submerged!

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    Submerged! uses the spectacle of and excitement of circus to convey a powerful message about Earth's endangered hydrosphere. how it affects us and what we can do to alleviate the situation. Friday, June 22 at 1:15 on the Family Stage

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    • Hector Del Curto Tango Quartet

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      Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet has been praised as “superb,” with “powerful and dynamic” performances that have revived and extended the rich traditions of Argentine Tango. Del Curto is one of the latest and greatest in a line of musicians who worked directly with legends of Argentine Tango: Arthur Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese. Argentine Tango is a passionate and sensual musical form that developed in 19th century Buenos Aires: the music is filled with dramatic rhythms and soulful melodies. This sound is deeply powerful—driving music that makes you want to move—yet also nostalgic and quietly hypnotic. Formed in June 2003 by master bandoneon player Héctor Del Curto, the Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet has performed around the world with prestigious guest artists such as Pablo Ziegler and Paquito D´Rivera. The Musicians Hector Del Curto: Bandoneon, Composer, Arranger Alon Yavnai: Piano Andrew Roitstein: Bass Sami Merdinian: Violin Jisoo Ok: Cello

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      • Hector Del Curto Tango Quartet

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        Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet has been praised as “superb,” with “powerful and dynamic” performances that have revived and extended the rich traditions of Argentine Tango. Del Curto is one of the latest and greatest in a line of musicians who worked directly with legends of Argentine Tango: Arthur Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese. Argentine Tango is a passionate and sensual musical form that developed in 19th century Buenos Aires: the music is filled with dramatic rhythms and soulful melodies. This sound is deeply powerful—driving music that makes you want to move—yet also nostalgic and quietly hypnotic. Formed in June 2003 by master bandoneon player Héctor Del Curto, the Hector Del Curto Tango Quintet has performed around the world with prestigious guest artists such as Pablo Ziegler and Paquito D´Rivera. The Musicians Hector Del Curto: Bandoneon, Composer, Arranger Alon Yavnai: Piano Andrew Roitstein: Bass Sami Merdinian: Violin Jisoo Ok: Cello

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        • Enlivening Global Traditions: What Happens when Peking Opera meets Shakespeare in Wu Hsing-Kuo's Contemporary Legend Theater

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          Ken Smith, noted critic, journalist and partner in Museworks LTd., a Hong-Kong cultural consulting firm speaks with Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas speak about Wu Hsing-Kuo's Contemporary Legend Theater ground-breaking production of King Lear.

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          • The Sublime

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            Jordan Lax Dr. Dunn Arts & Ideas 310 24 April 2012 (the audio didn't upload, but it can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU7ZuVZHqTk)

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            • Announcing Freedom's Journey, a statewide culture and heritage initiative

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              At a launch event held at the foot of the Prudence Crandall Statue in the State Capitol Building in Hartford, International Festival of Arts & Ideas Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie today announced the events celebrating Freedom’s Journey leading up to and part of Festival 2012. The event at the Capitol was hosted by Senator Toni Harp, and included remarks by Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Cultural Affairs Kip Bergstrom, Senator Martin M. Looney, and Senator Bob Duff, alongside poets poets Bessy Reyna and Kate Rushin, and presentations by Connecticut school students. Freedom’s Journey underscores the rich history and cultural resources of the state of Connecticut. Through the incredible network of partner organizations, local artists, and the Festival’s international visitors, Freedom’s Journey highlights the statewide impact and importance of our shared Connecticut history. Freedom’s Journey will include performances, activities, and walking tours at treasured cultural organizations throughout the state. These events lead up to and include headliners at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in June 2012. Previously announced Festival headliners include SING THE TRUTH! with acclaimed singers Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves, and Lizz Wright, as well as lectures and conversations with civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette and artist Winfred Rembert. The complete listing of Freedom’s Journey events follows. The initiative also, significantly, includes a Curriculum and Resource Guide for Connecticut schools, and the Sing Your Truth! poetry contest for Connecticut school children, designed to engage students in the study and celebration of shared Connecticut heritage.

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              • How Pleasure Works

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                Why do we like what we like? This wide-ranging and humorous discussion explores the idea that there are deep and surprising commonalities in the pleasures that we get from art, food, sex, stories, and consumer products. Paul Bloom is a Professor of Psychology at Yale University whose research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with special focus on morality, religion, fiction, and art. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. He is past-president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and co-editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, one of the major journals in the field. Dr. Bloom has written for scientific journals such as Nature and Science, and for popular outlets such as The New York Times, the Guardian, and the Atlantic. He is the author or editor of four books, including How Children Learn the Meanings of Words, and Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human. His newest book, How Pleasure Works, was published in June 2010.

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                • The Irish Literary Landscape

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                  Three generations of Irish writers share their stories and discuss writing for the 21st Century. Featuring Colm Toibin, an award-wining novelist, short-story writer and critic whose bittersweet novel Brooklyn (2009) was awarded the Costa Fiction Award, and Belinda McKeon, a Brooklyn transplant, journalist, playwright and writer. She has written for The Irish Times, The Paris Review, and her extraordinary debut novel Solace: A Novel was published in May 2011.

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                  • Haiti: Models for Rebirth

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                    Last year's catastrophic earthquake was one of several humanitarian crises Haiti has faced in recent decades. Emeline Michel, a native Haitian singer and songwriter whose music draws from the island's history and traditions, Frank Bia, medical director of the humanitarian and disaster relief organization, AmeriCares, and former co-director of Yale's International Health Program, Marie Marthe Saint Cyr, Executive Director, Lambdi Fund of Haiti, share thoughts on how the nation can recover from disaster. Moderated by Dr. Gary Desir, professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.

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                    • Jill Abramson in conversation with Linda Greenhouse, at the Visionary Leadership Award, November 2011

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                      On November 4, 2011 the International Festival of Arts and Ideas honored New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson with its 2nd annual Visionary Leadership Award. At the award luncheon, Abramson was interviewed by fellow journalist Linda Greenhouse in this insightful conversation about their role as journalists and the changing face of contemporary journalism. Jill Abramson has been the Executive Editor of The New York Times since September 2011, and is the Times first female executive editor. Previously, she was managing editor of the paper from August 2003 until August 2011. As managing editor, Ms. Abramson has helped supervise coverage of two wars, four national elections, hurricanes and oil spills. She also writes about politics, in the Week in Review and Book Review sections. She served as Washington bureau chief from December 2000 until July 2003. She joined the newspaper in September 1997 and became Washington editor in 1999. Previously, Ms. Abramson worked at The Wall Street Journal from 1988 to 1997. While there, she served as deputy bureau chief in its Washington, D.C., bureau and investigative reporter, covering money and politics. From 1986 to 1988 she was editor in chief of Legal Times, a weekly newspaper in Washington, D.C. Before joining Legal Times, Ms. Abramson was a senior staff reporter for The American Lawyer for nearly a decade. While an undergraduate at Harvard, she worked at Time magazine from 1973 to 1976. Ms. Abramson is co-author of Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, published in 1994, and Where They Are Now: The Story of the Women of Harvard Law 1974, published in 1986. Strange Justice, a non-fiction finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award in 1994, details the circumstances surrounding the confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas. Where They Are Now is a study of the 71 women in the Harvard Law School class of 1974. Linda Greenhouse is an award-winning journalist with a distinguished, 40-year career at The New York Times, including 30 years covering the United States Supreme Court. After retiring in 2009, she became the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at Yale Law School. She is a member of the faculty of the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and teaches other Supreme Court-related courses. She has received numerous journalism awards for her reporting, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 (beat reporting); the Carey McWilliams Award from the American Political Science Association in 2002 for ?a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics?; and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University?s Kennedy School in 2004.

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