After Dark: The World of Nighttime

After Dark: The World of Nighttime

7/30/22 - 8/6/22

What happens to us and our world after the sun goes down each day? From our homes and cities to flora and fauna, each night brings with it a markedly different landscape than the daylit one that preceded it. Nighttime is full of contradictions: It provides cover for all manner of illicit activity but also for safely creating community; it is the domain of both heroes and villains in our favorite cultural touchstones; it is a period many of us spend largely unconscious yet during which our brains are ablaze with creative energy; it engenders paralyzing fear and also incredible beauty. It’s a critical period every day for our economies, including for nightshift workers, and provides essential protection and opportunities for many in the animal kingdom. In the summer of 2022, we look to understand the mysteries of nighttime and, through a variety of other programs on the grounds this week, celebrate the possibilities of Chautauqua after dark.

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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After Dark: The World of Nighttime
  • Rabbi David A. Ingber - Sunday

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Sunday, July 31, 2022.

    Rabbi David A. Ingber is the Founder and Senior Rabbi at Romemu, NYC, a community he founded in 2008 that today has over 700 households. A disciple of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, famed founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, Rabbi Ingber was...

  • Chautauqua Piano Competition Winners' Recital

    Premiering at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 31, 2022.

    Bringing top young pianists from the Americas, Asia, and Europe to Chautauqua each summer, the Piano Program culminates in the Chautauqua Piano Competition, a highlight each season in the programming of the School of Music. This year, the competi...

  • Rabbi David A. Ingber - Monday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Monday, August 1, 2022.

    Rabbi David A. Ingber is the Founder and Senior Rabbi at Romemu, NYC, a community he founded in 2008 that today has over 700 households. A disciple of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, famed founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, Rabbi Ingber was...

  • Jim Richardson

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, August 1, 2022.

    Photographer Jim Richardson has produced more than 50 stories for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines since starting at National Geographic in 1984. His work on environmental issues has covered topics ranging from fee...

  • Mark Nepo

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Monday, August 1, 2022.

    Mark Nepo is a poet and spiritual adviser who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 40 years. With over a million copies sold, Mark has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bes...

  • NYO Jazz

    Premiering at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday, August 1, 2022.

    NYO Jazz Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra Sean Jones, Artistic Director With special guest Jazzmeia Horn NYO Jazz, comprising outstanding young musicians from across the US, showcases the legacy and bright future of American jazz. L...

  • Rabbi David A. Ingber - Tuesday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

    Rabbi David A. Ingber is the Founder and Senior Rabbi at Romemu, NYC, a community he founded in 2008 that today has over 700 households. A disciple of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, famed founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, Rabbi Ingber wa...

  • Sidarta Ribeiro

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

    Sidarta Ribeiro is Full Professor of Neuroscience and founder of the Brain Institute at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, where his research focuses on memory, sleep, and dreams; neural plasticity; vocal communication; sym...

  • Mirabai Starr

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

    Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years, and now teaches and speaks intern...

  • Thursday Morning Brass & Old First Night

    Premiering at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

    Thursday Morning Brass & Old First Night

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing art...

  • Stars of the Peking Acrobats

    Premiering at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

    Celebrate Chautauqua Institution’s birthday (Old First Night) with the return of this celebrated company and its stunning redefinition of Chinese acrobatics. The Peking Acrobats will perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs a...

  • Rabbi David A. Ingber - Wednesday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

    Rabbi David A. Ingber is the Founder and Senior Rabbi at Romemu, NYC, a community he founded in 2008 that today has over 700 households. A disciple of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, famed founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, Rabbi Ingber ...

  • Maria Tatar

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

    Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Research Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and of Folklore and Mythology, Emerita, at Harvard University, where her research for four decades has focused on children’s literature, German literatu...

  • Monica Coleman

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

    Monica A. Coleman is Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. She spent over ten years in graduate theological education at Claremont School of Theology, the Center for Process Studies, and Lutheran School of Theology at Chi...

  • Rabbi David A. Ingber - Thursday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday, August 4, 2022.

    Rabbi David A. Ingber is the Founder and Senior Rabbi at Romemu, NYC, a community he founded in 2008 that today has over 700 households. A disciple of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, famed founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, Rabbi Ingber w...

  • Sheena Jardine-Olade

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, August 4, 2022.

    Sheena Jardine-Olade is a co-founder of Night Lab, a research, strategy, policy and engagement consultancy group that focuses on the nighttime economy, and a cultural equity and accessibility planner for the City of Vancouver. She joins the C...

  • Rabbi Rami Shapiro

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Thursday, August 4, 2022.

    Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author of over thirty-six books on religion and spirituality. A Jewish practitioner of Perennial Wisdom, the four-fold truth at the mystic heart of all religion, he received rabbinical ordination from the H...

  • Rabbi David A. Ingber - Friday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Friday, August 5, 2022.

    Rabbi David A. Ingber is the Founder and Senior Rabbi at Romemu, NYC, a community he founded in 2008 that today has over 700 households. A disciple of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, famed founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, Rabbi Ingber was...

  • Walter Mosley

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, August 5, 2022.

    Novelist and social commentator Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers working in any genre today, and the author of more than 55 books, ranging from crime novels to literary fiction, nonfiction, political essays, young ...

  • Katherine May

    Premiering at 2:00 p.m. ET Friday, August 5, 2022.

    Katherine May is the New York Times bestselling author of Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times. A writer of both fiction and nonfiction, May has had journalism and essays appear in a range of publications including The New...