Yale University Founder’s Day to Celebrate Yale’s 313th Birthday

October 9, 2014 | News | Comments Off

On Tuesday, October 14, Yale University will celebrate the 313th anniversary of its founding (October 9, 1701), with a new celebration “Founder’s Day“. Founder’s Day will include community-wide open house activities at the Yale museums and art galleries, as well as special open houses around campus. While most activities will take place in the mid-day and early afternoon, celebrations will continue on Cross Campus from 4:30-6pm.  All faculty, staff, and students are invited!



Night of Gamelan at the Museum

October 7, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Thursday night, the Yale Suprabanggo Gamelan (“Indonesian Orchestra”) enchanted crowds of visitors to the Yale Art Gallery with a performance of traditional music from Central Java, Indonesia. Led by Maho Ishiguro, the group of Yale undergraduate and graduate students, community members [...]

YaleDancers & an introduction to Indonesian Dance

October 3, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

Last Wednesday, one of Yale’s premiere dance groups, the YaleDancers, invited Bapak Waleed to give them an introduction to Traditional Indonesian Dance.  Always interested in broadening their repertoire, even in the direction of more traditional movements, the dancers tried some basic steppi [...]

September is Hunger Action Month!

September 19, 2014 | News | Comments Off

September is National Hunger Action Month, with the Connecticut Food Bank and New Haven’s own Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen participating in raising awareness.  If you missed our recent trip to the Soup Kitchen, but would like to join us for our evenings of service, please let us know.  The [...]

Spotlight: Educational Center for the Arts

September 15, 2014 | Community Profiles | Comments Off

ACES Educational Center for the Arts Situated in the heart of New Haven’s Audubon Arts district, the Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) provides a unique opportunity for high school students from around the New Haven region and state to pursue their budding artistic interests and talents wh [...]

Upcoming: Yale Student Dance Groups

September 15, 2014 | News | Comments Off

  Yale hosts many student dance groups on campus, from those focusing on cultural dance, to those focusing on modern dance, and everything in between.  All constantly work to improve and broaden their repertoire of dance movements, and showcase their talents at the end of each term through per [...]

Upcoming: After School at the Co-Op

September 12, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Each term, the Co-Operative Arts & Humanities High School’s After School Program (CAS) offers dozens of after school programs for its students, ranging from College prep and Debate to Chess, Photography, Film, Theater and Dance.  This year’s offerings through CAS include introductor [...]

ISF educational outreach in Toledo, OH

August 13, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

The International Silat Federation was invited to conduct a presentation for a kindergarten class at Gan Yeladim in Toledo, Ohio. The students were given an interactive presentation introducing them to the country of Indonesia, its location, and other significant country facts. Students were amazed [...]

Indonesian Diaspora: National Convention & IndoFest USA

July 7, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Announcement: IDN USA announces a National Convention to be held in the United States, August 1-3, 204, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The event will include Plenary Lectures on a variety of topics, a Gala dinner, and a variety of traditional and modern Indonesian cultural festivities and entertainmen [...]

Gamelan Dharma Swara Summer Institute

June 25, 2014 | News | Comments Off

This year, the Gamelan Dharma Swara announces an exciting summer opportunity for those interested in learning the Music and Dance of Bali. The institute will run from July 27 to August 2, and will be hosted at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. “A week-long intensive program offer [...]

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We are the local New Haven, CT branch of the International Silat Federation of America and Indonesia, dedicated to sharing the traditional arts, culture, music, theater, and natural wellness methods of the Minangkabau community of West Sumatra, Indonesia.