One of the premier Indian Classical dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram is more than a dance company. Daśavatār brings together brilliant dance traditions with shared ancient roots, accompanied by a live original score.
Learn about Indian Classical Dance and the preservation of the Odissi dance tradition with the Nrityagram Dancers. The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is a mix of inspiration and ideas, a coming together of creative minds, which push themselves to the absolute limits of their abilities.
Circuses, expositions, and other forms of popular entertainment enchanted Western audiences with exotic peoples from faraway places in the nineteenth century. These entertainments had a profound impact on the way Westerners perceived the peoples of other parts of the world.
The Ringling is thrilled to announce the UnGala 2019, The Evolution. Festivities will kick-off with hors d’oeuvres and libations, followed by an extravagant buffet, and a full bar with specialty cocktails. Round out your evening dancing to a live band, delighting in surprise performances, desserts and late night bites.
Friends of the Ringling Legacy celebrate the history of John and Mable Ringling and their vision for their home, art museum, and the circus that made it all possible. Friends of the Ringling Legacy will have unique opportunities to explore Ca' d'Zan, the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum and the Bayfront Gardens.
Friends of Art of Our Time share an interest in modern and contemporary art. They enjoy unique opportunities to engage with the artists, performers and the contemporary and modern works found in The Ringling's permanent collection.
Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums
Educators Workshops are offered throughout the year. They are designed to enhance educators’ understanding of The Ringling’s collections and special exhibitions, and provide an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and inspiration.
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.
During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the American circus was the nation’s most popular form of entertainment. Join us for this lecture by Janet M. Davis is Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Texas at Austin.