The fifth annual Ringling International Arts Festival, October 9th-12th, 2013, in Sarasota/Bradenton, launches the 2014 arts season on Florida’s “Cultural Coast.” The four-day festival showcases a variety of dance, music, and theater presented in intimate performance venues at Sarasota’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The Festival is under the artistic direction of the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
When the Museum launched the Festival in partnership with the Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2009, it helped establish The Ringling as an anchor for contemporary performance in Southwest Florida. Since its inception, the Ringling International Arts Festival has thrilled audiences with many sold-out performances. A presentation of the Art of Our Time at The Ringling, the Festival continues to attract many of the best and brightest minds shaping the art of today in contemporary dance, music, theater and film for an international exhibition of rich ideas. RIAF takes place in the performance galleries of The Florida State University's Ringling Center for the Arts and the beautiful estate of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, situated by Sarasota bay on the Gulf of Mexico. With yet another surprising range of productions, the 2013 Ringling International Arts Festival is poised to touch all the senses, appealing to a broad range of interests and tastes.
Opening Night: RIAF INSPIRES
RIAF Inspires is the fundraising gala for the Festival. On Wednesday, October 9, it will begin with a reception prior to a performance by Spain’s Rocío Molina, one of the one of the most brilliant bailaoras of our time, and dinner in the galleries of The Ringling Museum of Art following. Learn More...
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