Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baryshnikov, Nilo Cruz open Ringling International Arts Festival

The Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF) begins with a bang Wednesday, Oct. 13.

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."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent reporting! What an exciting event for the Sarasota area!