Collecting Recollections features fascinating people with fascinating stories to tell. Don’t miss these intriguing, informal and informative interview sessions.
Jill Sigman | February 26 @ 10 :30 AM Buy Tickets
Performance art comes with numerous challenges. How does an institution acquire, preserve, and display time-based work? As The Ringling delves deeper into its commitment to contemporary art, we are exploring how best to "collect" performance. By inviting artist Jill Sigman back to Sarasota to share recollections of her project Hut #10, we will be documenting an experience that was meaningful to so many in the museum community.
Jill Sigman’s The Hut Project involves building huts out of scavenged materials from a community. She creates spaces that disrupt people’s expectations of disposability, reuse, and value. After constructing a Hut, Jill hosts site-specific performances and gatherings in the space. At The Ringling, Jill created Hut #10 for the exhibition Re:Purposed. She constructed it with discarded materials from the Sarasota community and then used it as a site for performance.
Artist Leah Verier Dunn | March 5 @ 10:30 AM Buy Tickets
As The Ringling delves deeper into its commitment to contemporary art and time-based work, we are exploring how to best "collect" performances. Join Leah Verier Dunn, artistic director of Moving Ethos dance company, as she shares insights into her newest work which will premiere at The Ringling in April. Leah will discuss how her collaboration with The Ringling has impacted her artistic process in developing this piece.
Encouraged by those women who have been speaking up and out, Moving Ethos has a vision to find pathways to healing through dance. Their newest project, titled girlwoman highlights the experiences of the modern woman’s fight against societal harassment and discrimination.
As a choreographer, Leah Verier Dunn gives her audiences an experience rather than a traditional dance performance. Her programs often defy conventional performance categories, transcending both dance and theater, revealing the performers’and audiences’ truth and vulnerability. She creates work with layers of subtext and meaning that can be forcefully personal and emotionally raw.
girlwoman is the result of Moving Ethos’s six-month residency at The Ringling made possible by New Stages’ Spotlight Florida project.
Collecting Recollections is made possible in part through the generosity of Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Foundation Trust.