by Allison Park | May 28, 2018 12:23 pm
Zoe Votto is a shy girl. But when she sashayed to center stage, pink bow in hair, she stunned the audience with powerful pirouettes and confident coupes.
Her bravery, technical mastery, and undeniable talent won her a full scholarship to dance with the New Haven Ballet, a package sealed with dancewear, tuition, a transportation stipend, and a guaranteed role in next season’s major Nutcracker production.
When asked for her age, she whispered with a smile: “8t.”
Continue reading ‘Ballet Dreams Take Flight’
by David Sepulveda | May 14, 2018 2:50 pm | Comments (3)
A second New Haven “Goatville neighborhood” was opened Saturday in Edgewood Park during Westville’s 21st annual Artwalk festival.
But this “neighborhood,” a wooded and overgrown corner of the park, has real, live goats that will be performing special community service for several years to come.
Continue reading ‘Artwalk Comes Of Age’
by Brian Slattery | Apr 30, 2018 12:18 pm | Comments (1)
Jazz heavyweights and artistic emissaries from Africa will mix with New Haven’s finest talent at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas this year. That’s just the way Chad Herzog, co-executive director of the festival and director of programming, wants it, as the festival continues to deal with a tighter state budget by sinking its roots deeper into the Elm City.
Continue reading ‘A&I Draws Strength From City’
by David Sepulveda | Apr 2, 2018 8:22 am | Comments (1)
An animated Daniel Diaz, Arte Inc.’s co-founder and chairman, moved through the aisles of Fair Haven School’s auditorium with the fervor of a televangelist.
Continue reading ‘Fair Haven School Commemorates Abolition of Slavery In Puerto Rico’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 16, 2017 7:40 am
The sights and sounds of Puerto Rico were on display Friday night for the Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus’s first Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
Continue reading ‘1st Hispanic Heritage Event Celebrates Puerto Rico’
by Jon Greenberg | Jul 25, 2017 1:34 pm | Comments (2)
Quinton White Jr. of New Haven has not graduated elementary school yet. But he has won two national dancing championships, and he has no intention of stopping now.
Continue reading ‘Call Him “Young Mr. Starpower”’
by Lucy Gellman | Jun 18, 2017 1:30 pm | Comments (2)
Svenja Wacker is trying to teach her daughters Stella and Luna that it’s OK to move to their own rhythms. So when she found out that a big, public dance lesson was rolling into town, she didn’t miss a beat. Or in this case, a one-two step. She scooped up her daughters into the car, and drove right for downtown New Haven.
Continue reading ‘They Danced On The Green All Night’
by Allan Appel | May 19, 2017 2:16 pm | Comments (8)
Sarah Stewart turns out oil-on-linen paintings in the factory complex that once turned out erector sets for the nation — and now New Haven’s zoning rules are catching up with the economic transformation there.
Continue reading ‘Zoners Match Erector Square With Reality’
by David Sepulveda | Apr 7, 2017 7:29 am
A roundtable meeting of the Arts Industry Coalition — a group of area arts organizations, arts leaders, and stakeholders organized by The Arts Council of Greater New Haven and hosted by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in its offices on Audubon Street — discussed what can be done to save the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and what might be done if they are dissolved, as a current budget proposal from the Trump administration suggests they could be.
Continue reading ‘Arts Organizations Push Back on NEA Cuts’
by Brian Slattery | Mar 30, 2017 10:25 pm
Chad Herzog, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas’s interim co-executive director and director of programming, stood on the stage in a large room on the first floor of Alexion, on College Street. Before him, artists and filmmakers mingled with bankers and civic leaders. A countdown clock projected on the wall that looked more like something for a sports event — maybe a nod to March Madness? — had just run out. Herzog was on stage to announce A&I’s lineup for 2017.
Continue reading ‘A Festival Soldiers On’