1. Reintegrate: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts and Sciences


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    What happens when artists and scientists come together to truly collaborate and learn from each other? The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has supported seven exceptional teams of artists and scientists to develop several projects: Imagine the Higgs boson discovery being communicated through dance photography, peering into the depths of poverty thanks to an artist/geographer team who has sculpted the census, or glass makers getting together with surgeons to create colorful glass organs to emphasize the human body’s beauty and fragility. Science writer and journalist Carl Zimmer moderates discussion. For more information: http://reintegratenewhaven.com/

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    • If Mayors Ruled the World


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      Cities are home to more than half of the world's population, and are the primary incubators of the cultural, social and political innovations that shape our planet. Benjamin Barber, author of the upcoming book If Mayors Ruled the World, proposes that cities represent a new paradigm of global governance - that democracy began in cities and works best in cities, and that networked cities working across borders can and already do solve global problems of climate change, immigration, security and transportation. Barber is author of Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age and Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World. He is Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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      • Shantala Shivalingappa


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        A classical Indian dancer whose artistic curiosity has spanned contemporary and traditional forms, Shantala Shivalingappa is widely acclaimed for her vivid, brilliantly musical performances. Shivalingappa specializes in the traditional South Indian dance form of Kuchipudi and she has also made an imprint working with Western artists such as Pina Bausch and Peter Brook. The Festival is proud to present the U.S. premiere of Shivalingappa’s new Kuchipudi solo "Akasha," which explores her wide-ranging traditions and contemporary influences. The piece is performed to live music with four Indian musicians.

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        • Freewheelers


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          A Broken Umbrella Theatre, New Haven’s award-winning ensemble theater company presents Freewheelers. Broken Umbrella is known for creating original, site-specific theater inspired by the rich history and lore of New Haven. The ensemble’s immersive spectacles take audiences back in time, enlivening forgotten city locations while uncovering secrets from the past. For Freewheelers, Broken Umbrella and Olympia Properties have breathed new life into the former Horowitz Brothers department store, transforming it into an exciting theatrical space.

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          • Stuck Elevator


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            Stuck Elevator is a comic-rap-scrap metal musical prompted by the real life experience of a Chinese restaurant delivery man trapped in a Bronx elevator for 81 hours. The musical follows his experience living in New York, where he has been working at Happy Dragon Restaurant struggling to repay a $60,000 debt to smugglers for his passage from China to the United States. His journey is from one country touted as the next global economic superpower to another founded on the ideals of democracy and freedom. Seattle-based Byron Au Yong and New Haven native Aaron Jafferis are two exciting and resonant new voices in American theater today: Stuck Elevator returns to the Festival in a full production, after a workshop version was performed at Festival 2010 as part of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre. A complete production premiered at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco this spring.

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            • Festival Food Experiences.


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              Dive into one featured restaurant to experience something new—or to rediscover an old favorite! Meet the chefs and peek into their kitchens, watch a food demonstration, and sample delicious specialties of the house!

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              • John Luther Adams' Songbirdsongs


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                In this special sound and music experience, the ensemble Le Train Bleu performs composer John Luther Adams’ exquisite and enchanting songbirdsongs amidst a lush landscape of summer foliage at New Haven’s Marsh Botanical Garden. As "one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century" (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world. songbirdsongs is one of Adams’ earliest works, evoking the chaotic yet harmonious world of birds, water, and wind using a small ensemble of piccolos and percussion. The musical soundscape will be performed by Le Train Bleu, a new music ensemble led by flutist Ransom Wilson. The ensemble’s performance of songbirdsongs has been called “gorgeous... the music would vibrate and glitter around you, with the bewildering but satisfying precision of a dream”(The New York Times). Sun, June 23, 2013, 5:00pm at The International Festival of Arts & Ideas www.artidea.org

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                • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino


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                  Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is regarded as one of Italy’s leading and longest-standing traditional music ensembles, hailing from the Puglia in Salento—the heel of the Italian boot. The seven-piece band are among a new wave of young performers reinventing Southern Italy’s Pizzica musical and dance traditions for today’s global audience, and their show is an explosion of life: full of energy, passion, rhythm and mystery, bringing the audience from the past into modernity and back. Tue, June 25, 2013, 8:00pm at The International Festival of Arts & Ideas www.artidea.org

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                  • Sequence 8


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                    This acrobatic dance and theater piece contemplates the role of the “other,” and how we define ourselves through and against it. The Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (7 Fingers) is known for creating circus at a human scale, placing the extraordinary elements of circus in ordinary contexts, and putting into focus identifiable characters with dramatic arcs leading to their moments of physical exploits. Sequence 8 carries these emotional dynamics to a point of explosion and propulsion. In this show we find emotions so heightened they spring into action, relationships that transform and evolve until they create actual velocity. Set not in a specific time or place but rather on a vertical canvas of sorts, this acrobatic dance and theater piece contemplates the role of the “other,” and how we define ourselves through and against it. June 27-29, 2013 at The International Festival of Arts & Ideas www.artidea.org

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