Celebrating the Arts

Paying Tribute to Arts Leaders with a Special Night

The Arts and Cultural Alliance's annual awards night highlighted the people and organizations who keep the arts strong.

10/23/2018 By Kay Kipling

Honorable Mention

The Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebrates Those Working Behind the Scenes

On Oct. 22, the Arts and Cultural Alliance will celebrate those bringing arts and entertainment to everyone’s weekend calendar.

10/11/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Sarasota Contemporary Dance 2018-19 Season Offers New and Returning Works

The season begins in October, featuring a world premiere piece inspired by Joan of Arc.

09/24/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces More of the Coming Season

In addition to its Broadway, dance and classical seasons, the hall offers plenty of song, thrills and comedy.

08/27/2018 By Kay Kipling

Arts

Sarasota Ballet Selects New General Manager

The Sarasota Ballet recently hired Chad Morrison.

08/14/2018 By Staff

Ballerino in Bronze

Sarasota Cuban Ballet School Summer Showcase Features Performance by Bronze Medalist Harold Mendez

Mendez, a student at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, won bronze at the 11th annual U.S.A. International Ballet Competition.

07/18/2018 By Audrey Warne

Preview

Sarasota Ballet Presents "A Season of Tributes"

Works by Ashton, Balanchine, Graham and Robbins are on the 2018-19 schedule.

07/03/2018 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

The Ringling's New Stages Season Will Present Dance, Theater and More

New and returning artists will perform at the Historic Asolo Theater.

05/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

It's Showtime

The Sarasota Culture Collective is Accepting New Members

The Culture Collective allows anyone ages 21 to 39 to experience Sarasota's vibrant and growing arts community.

12/07/2017 By Ella Melzer

Gotta Dance

Sarasota Ballet Inspires a World Premiere by Marcelo Gomes

The ballet's passionate dancers—and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony—inspired Gomes' new work.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Sarasota's 2017 Arts and Entertainment Season

In a season packed with drama, dance, music, arts and more, the shows, festivals and concerts you must see.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Rounding Out RIAF 2017

A lively dance and a quiet work of film both entertain.

10/22/2017 By Kay Kipling

Style Star

What I Wear to Work: Sarasota Ballet’s Anaïs Blake

A ballerina shares her in-studio and off-duty style.

08/18/2017 By Alicia King Robinson

Preview

Sarasota Contemporary Dance Season Reaches for New Heights

Come fall, SCD will open a new season, and have a new studio home.

08/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

For International Dance Students, Sarasota Summer Is Intensive

Both the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School and the Sarasota Ballet present performances featuring talented, driven young students.

07/18/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Ballet's 2017-18 Season: New Works, Fewer Dancers

The season was announced about the same time that a number of dancers' contracts were not renewed.

05/17/2017 By Kay Kipling

What the Carpenter Built

Joe Volpe Has Big Plans for Sarasota Ballet

Joe Volpe rose from the bottom to lead the Metropolitan Opera. Now he's laying plans for Sarasota Ballet's future.

03/29/2017 By Scott Vogel

Preview

Ringling International Arts Festival Takes Some New Turns

The festival, running Oct. 18-21, welcomes dance, theatrical spectacle and new work.

03/23/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Talking with Riverdance Associate Director Padraic Moyles

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour visits the Van Wezel Jan. 24-25.

01/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Sarasota Contemporary Dance Announces 11th Season

The company will present four different performances October through May.

07/19/2016 By Kay Kipling