Many artists today regularly use materials that can be considered “garbage” or “trash.” This talk will explore the history of this artistic practice now over one hundred years old and still a mystery to many.
Created by the musicians of ETHEL, Documerica juxtaposes the music of today with historic video imagery to explore the tensions between environmental devastation, memory, renewal, and rebirth in this compelling examination of a tumultuous era. This performance is part of New Stages 2015.
In 1944, at the age of 14, Ward Hall literally ran away with the circus and has never looked back. In a career that spans 70 years and counting, Ward has earned the title of King of the Sideshow.
Be among the First to Know the exciting plans for the 2015 Ringling International Arts Festival. First to Know attendees will enjoy priority ticketing when RIAF tickets go on sale following the program. This is a free event.
It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. Suitable for 10 years +
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi has chosen music of two noted composers for "One Singular Night." Leading off with nine of Gershwin's best-know popular melodies, and then moving into Marvin Hamlish compositions for movies and Broadway - all performed by this noted Juilliard-trained pianist.
Dušan Týnek has been hailed for his sophisticated movement invention, ingenious use of space, and ability to convey emotion and atmosphere through an original dance vocabulary that bonds classical and modern techniques. This performance is part of New Stages 2015.
Considered by the circus community to be one of the Royal Family of the Circus, the Cristianis' performance history dates back to the 1840's Italy. Hear Victoria Cristiani Rossi talk about both her personal and public life as described in ther book, Spangles, Elephants, Violets and Me: The Circus Inside Out.
Golden Globe winner James Franco and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd star in the Broadway production “Of Mice And Men,” filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This revival of John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.
The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. Ayano Ninomiya, violin – Janet Ying, violin – Phillip Ying, viola – David Ying, cello.