Event Recap: International Festival of Arts & Ideas

June 22, 2013 | Events Archive, News

Friday, June 21, 2013 | New Haven, CT

Coverage: Event Mainpage | Article & Additional Pictures | Videos

Bapak Waleed leads the International Silat Federation of Indonesia and America in a collaborative performance with the Consulate General Of the Republic of Indonesia, New York, featuring vibrant cultural dances and music of Indonesia, and the ancient arts of Silat Tuo and Silat Minang.


Thank you to all who came out to support this wonderful event. Several hundred people filled the New Haven Green to watch this beautiful and exciting performance on the Main Stage of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

We send our sincere gratitude to the Honorable Consul General, Mr. Ghafur Akbar Dharmaputra, his staff, the dancers, and everyone at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York (KJRI) for their enthusiastic participation and continued support.

With Congratulations to Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director, Cathy Edwards, Director of Programming, and especially Melissa Huber, Program Manager, for another wonderful International Festival of Arts & Ideas, due to all of their tireless efforts behind the scenes over the past year.

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Stay tuned for extended coverage of the event, including many more pictures and video. Special thanks goes out to our sponsors and others who made this event possible:

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York

Saung Budaya

International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Dreamscape Studio Photography

Yale Broadcast & Media Center

and donations from:

Yale Bookstore – Barnes & Noble

Agabhumi Best of Bali

Terima Kasih!


We welcome you to browse images from before and after the performance, and excerpts from the performance video feed.

First Performance: Balinese Dance

Second Performance: Sumatran Dance

Third Performance: Silat Tuo & Silat Minang

Closing Remarks by the Consul General

Behind the Scenes!

Sharing and Connecting at the Booth

Crowds Around the Green


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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.