The lights go down, a hush falls over the audience and the curtain rises on Sarasota's most storied theater. U-shaped, with three tiers of boxes, this architectural gem provides a rare sense of intimacy between audience and performer that adds so much to the theater going experience. Created in Asolo, Italy in 1798, brought to Sarasota in the early 1950s and painstakingly restored in 2006, the Historic Asolo Theater is one of the most beloved objects in The Ringling collection.
Historic Asolo Theater
Here's your opportunity to meet William "Bill" Taggart, Circus Historian, who made good on the threat. After graduating from college, Bill Taggart went to work for the Ringling show. Get your tickets in advance for this intriguing, informal, and informative interview sessions.
Quartetto Gelato includes Gypsy show pieces, Celtic reels and dances, Italian folk songs. This performance is part of Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota.
A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, "Everyman" now explodes onto the stage in a startling production starring Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") in the title role.
Founded in 1869 by William Wilson Corcoran, the Corcoran Gallery of Art's mission was to be "dedicated to art and used solely for the purpose of encouraging the American genius." Former Corcoran curator, Sarah Cash, will discuss a number of Corcoran objects how they fit into their new home in the National Gallery.
Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre returns with the presentation of a new work inspired by The Ringling’s James Turrell Skyspace. Four dancers create an ever-evolving architectural kaleidoscope; shifting, expanding and contracting in a rectangular formation made of human bodies rapid movement and subsequent stillness.
The challenges and opportunities of creating the site-specific work "Joseph’s Coat" is discussed by Dušan Týnek, Artistic Director of Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre. This is a free program.