On 22 February the entire personnel of the RIAF
went on a strike in protest against the firings in Bombay and Karachi.
goes Asian this year, with a line-up of seven different stage productions from that part of the world.
In its seventh season, RIAF
looks eastward, with a line-up of Asian performance art Oct.
The 2015 annual RIAF
opens its annual event with a Bollywood musical, and this year's event celebrates the varied cultures of Asia.
It all began with a party in the Ringling Museum courtyard, where guests and RIAF
performers gathered to dine, drink and await a performance of Sarasota Bolero.
Contemporary dancers, musicians and theater companies from around the world perform on the grounds of the Ringling Museum each October, making RIAF
an exciting kickoff to the cultural season.
The Ringling Museum follows up last month's RIAF
programming with yet more new work via the Art of Performance, including HD broadcasts from the United Kingdom's National Theatre (among the shows: Bill Nighy in David Hare's Skylight).
A Friend Exclusive event Backstage peek at RIAF
2014 including the dress rehearsal of Bolero Sarasota
A full slate of artists and art opportunities for this year's RIAF
, taking place Oct.
There's something for everyone at this year's RIAF
, including rumba music from the Pedrito Martinez Group, a dance/circus mix with Tangram, pianists Duo Amal, contemporary choreography from Keigwin + Company, jazz from the Vijay lyer Trio, creative puppetry from The Table, and a live-action graphic novel with The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One.