Cuban Dance Heritage To Be Highlighted in Contemporary Cuba Week at the Historic Asolo Theater
Sarasota, FL – September 25, 2007 – Fuzion Dance Artists merge performing art with visual art on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Historic Asolo Theater. It is part of Contemporary Cuba week in the theater and is also the first program of the new series Backstage Onstageat the Historic Asolo Theater.
Inspired by the art exhibition, Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection, on display in the Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing Wing, Oct. 6- Dec. 30, 2007, the award-winning choreographer Leymis Bolaños Wilmott draws from her Cuban heritage to experiment with movement, ideas, and character as she merges performance art with visual art.
Contemporary Cuba week in the Historic Asolo Theater is Oct. 8 – 13, 2007. This series of films, lectures, and music is presented in conjunction with the Cuban exhibition.
Tickets for the program are $20 and $18 for Ringling Museum Members and are available by calling the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at 941.360.7399. For more information, please visit www.ringling.org
Regular Museum admission to the exhibition is not included in the theater program ticket price. Regular Museum admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6-17 and free for members and children age 5 and under. Call 941.359.5700 or visit www.ringling.org for more information.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. It preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art; Cà d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museum; the Original Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.
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