“The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day festival of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that celebrates the greatest artists and thinkers from around the world. Each June, the Festival takes over the theaters, open spaces, and courtyards of New Haven, Connecticut with performances and dialogues that tickle the senses, engage the mind, and inspire the soul.”
One of the most exciting opening lectures will be by Phillipe Petite, infamous for his hire wire walk between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. He will be speaking at Yale University Art Gallery on June 16 at 3 pm. A screening of Man on Wire will be shown at 11 am.
The festival runs from June 16-30, 2012. View the schedule of events here!