Baryshnikov and Neumann Plus Cruz Play to Be Part of Ringling International Arts Festival

News   Baryshnikov and Neumann Plus Cruz Play to Be Part of Ringling International Arts Festival
The second annual Ringling International Arts Festival will feature a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, solo dances by Mikhail Baryshnikov and David Neumann, and a premiere of a new composition by Phillip Glass, among other works.

The festival will run Oct. 13-17 at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL.

Cruz's play, Hurriance, will run Oct. 13-17. According to the RIAF website,  the play is described as such: "A severe tropical storm displaces the soul of a man and the lives of his family. Hurricane is not only about the limits of existence but the immense power of human will and the rediscovery and reconstruction of life." Cruz received a Pulitzer Prize and Tony nomination for Anna in the Tropics.

Baryshnikov and Neumann will each perform two solo pieces in an evening of dance Oct. 13-15. Neumann's pieces will include Tough the Tough, with text by thom pain playwright Will Eno, and Dose, with music by Tom Waits. Baryshnikov will dance Years Later (music by Glass) and valse-fantasie (music by Mikhail Glinka).

Glass' latest composition will be performed by violinist Tim Fain Oct. 13 and 14. Fain will also perform Bach's "Partita in D Minor."

Other festival presentations will include The Theater Art Studio's The Boys, a theatrical adaptation of a story from Doestoyevsky's "The Brothers Karimazov" in Russian (Oct. 14-17), a concert by bassist, violinist and jazz singer Kate Davis (Oct. 15-16) and a performance by Les Slovaks Dance Collective (Oct. 14-17). The Ringling Museum of Art is located at 5401 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota. For more information and tickets, call (941) 360-7399 or visit

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