Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Baryshnikov, Nilo Cruz open Ringling International Arts Festival
Dance icon Mikhail Baryshnikov (pictured) will perform in front of a sold-out crowd at the Mertz Theatre.
At the same time, Florida-bred, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz ("Anna in the Tropics") will be in attendance at the Historic Asolo Theatre for the world premiere of his play "Hurricane."
And then there's the Post-Performance Gala at the Museum of the Art Courtyard.
I'll be at "Hurricane" and plan to make a brief appearance at the gala. My esteemed colleague and dance expert Tiffany Tompkins-Condie will cover Baryshnikov. RIAF runs Oct. 13-17. Look for daily coverage in print and here at Buzz Worthy.
Click Bradenton.com/arts for interview with Cruz and other RIAF advance feature stories.
How big is this event? Well, the New York Times published ran a piece today titled "The Arts Meet the Beach in Sarasota."
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