RIAF 2017 First Night: Gala Celebration in the West Courtyard of the Museum of Art featuring a performance of WANTED by eVenti Verticale.
Operatic in scope, "Ing an Die" weaves choreographic languages with symbolic imagery into a shape-shifting love story told amidst a pre-apocalyptic landscape. Choreographer James McGinn travels from Antwerp, Belgium, to present his work in his native Sarasota.
From Zimbabwe comes Nobuntu, the acclaimed a cappella quintet with an inventive program of Zimbabwean folksongs, Afro Jazz, and Gospel.
On a mission to bring dance “where it does not belong,” Happy Hour features "two guys” – desperate to be popular – who crash an after-hours party only to be hilariously inept in their quest.
In a heart-warming and moving solo performance, Volker Gerling presents his intimate, yet broadly-revealing, “thumb cinema” of flipbook portraits of the people he photographed as he journeyed 3,500km by foot throughout his native Germany.
Forbidden to leave Iran, Soleimanpour distills the experience of a generation into a wild, utterly original play. A drama realized by actor and audience together.
The virtuosi of ensemblenewSRQ presents a provocative encounter with new music. Program One is The Space Around You: Musical Reflections in the Turrell Skyspace.
High overhead, two “wanted” men are on the run. Suspended before a mammoth video screen, they take us on an adventurous trip that teeters between the fictions of animation and the pseudo-reality of computer graphics in this exhilarating outdoor aerial spectacle from Italy.
The virtuosi of ensemblenewSRQ presents two provocative encounters with new music. Program Two is The Magical World of Berio’s Sequenzas in the Huntington Gallery.
After the final curtain comes down, join the artists and audiences of RIAF 2017 for one LAST NIGHT of music, dancing, and fun. Food and beverages available for purchase.