The mystique of the silent-film era is captured – and updated – with a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1924 comedy Sherlock, Jr., accompanied by a live performance of the jazzy, eclectic, and inventive score for piano and string quartet composed by pianist Stephen Prutsman and performed with the Aeolus Quartet.
This program will explore the rich diversity of ideas and forms at play on the stages of RIAF 2013 and perhaps offer a sneak peak of RIAF 2014. Get a behind the scenes look at the performances and the people that put them together.
Join Curators Matthew McLendon and Dwight Currie for these in depth explorations of the art and artists you will encounter in the galleries and onstage during the NOWHERE experience.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are dancing cheek-to-cheek in this classic Irving Berlin musical. RKO; Directed by Mark Sandrich. Black and White; Not Rated; 94 minutes; 1935
Hailed by TIME Magazine as “America’s Best Clown” and recipient of the 2011 Clown d’Or, Sarasota native Demetrius Alexandro Claudio Amadeus Bello Nock believes, “No audience member should need more than the edge of his seat!”
Artist of the Hermitage and winner of the Theatre World Award, a Drama-Logue Award, and United Solo Festival Best Actress Award, Sarasota’s own Annie Morrison will perform samples of her work as she weaves the story of her theatrical career and her present endeavors as a solo artist.
In 2010, John Marciari made worldwide news when he announced that a long-neglected painting in the storerooms of the Yale University Art Gallery was an important early masterpiece by Diego Velázquez. Marciari’s lecture presents the case for the painting in a tale of discovery, detective work, and commentary.
Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, and Paulette Goddard lead an all-female cast in a comedy that is all about the men. Turner/MGM; Directed by George Cukor. Black and White; Not Rated; 134 minutes; 1939
Artist Series Concert. “Akers Sings Porter: Anything Goes!” Karen Akers, is polished and sophisticated. With her long limbs, aristocratic posture and doughnut-hole waist, she’s the perfect singer to relay the hidden messages and double-entendres in Cole Porter’s elegant lyrics.
Chaos ensues when an acerbic New York critic and his entourage descend on a middle-class Ohio home MGM/UA; Directed by William Keighley. Black and White; Not Rated; 121 minutes; 1942