2011 Festival Celebrates THE BODY
This year's 46 programs explore how the body shapes--and is shaped by--culture, environment, technology, faith, politics, medicine, and more. Some of this year's "don't miss" presenters include filmmaker John Waters, Indiana author Dan Wakefield, TV personality Sara Snow, the Dance Theater of Harlem Ensemble, and legendary tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle, among others. See 2-minute video about the festival.
16th Annual Spirit & Place
Basketball icon Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, bestselling author Anita Diamant (The Red Tent), and critically-acclaimed poet Thomas Lynch (the inspiration for HBO's "Six Feet Under") will explore questions and issues on the festival theme, The Body. Learn more.
Opera's Not Dead! - Enjoy dramatic opera scenes--in a mortuary--and examine the things we'd be willing to die for: life, love, and liberty.
Body Image and Your Girl - Bring your girl and learn what we can do to help girls build inner strength and confidence.
Under Fire: Bodies of WWI - Learn about the lasting effects of the first machine war on the bodies of soldiers and the spirit of Western culture.
Body & Place - Public parks, trails, gyms ... come learn about the infrastructure needed to encourage physical activity in our communities.
The Anatomy of a School Lunch - Grab a tray at IPS #27 and learn about the policies and processes of creating healthy school lunches.
Calories and Culture - This geographic and photographic adventure explores what people eat around the world.