Sarasota Ballet's 2013-2014 season
Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:56 AM
There are some nice shops too. Brooks Brothers for men and several independent little shops for women. If you stay downtown you won't need a car at all.....just walk to the opera house and restaurants.
I think the November performances are listed with orchestra but the April performances are not. Don't know if that means for sure no orchestra or what.
By the way, I am sure there are taxis. You might have to call one though, b/c I don't see them just sitting around waiting like in other cities, but there are surely taxis. Florida is a driving state for the most part and most people drive their own cars but there are always taxis you can call.
And FYI, the Sarasota Opera House was more of a vaudeville theatre, I believe, back in the 20s. So it has been fashioned into an opera house and renovated again a few years ago. Don't expect an ultra fancy house, although it is not bad at all. Just know you are not entering La Scala!!!
Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:06 AM
The Sarasota Opera House is definitely the most convenient venue though for out-of-town people.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:33 PM
You are right. There are a couple of nice hotels right at the airport which you could walk to FSU. I was thinking of the bad motels on 41- Tamiami Trail.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:06 PM
When you consider the population of the US at 308 million, the country is about 2/3 of the size of Europe. The ballet companies here are equal to most of the regional companies in Europe - but they rarely travel, so no one learns how good they are. The lack of state funding for the arts at the municipal, state and national level also thwarts more broadcasts of the productions.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:19 PM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:59 AM
.......Don't expect an ultra fancy house, although it is not bad at all. Just know you are not entering La Scala!!!
Don't worry, Birdsall. I'm only expecting greatness on the stage. By the way, the November program (Les Illuminations) dovetails nicely with the Miami City Ballet program (Polyphonia, etc.) in Ft. Lauderdale (a lovely opera house that I've visited...where I met cubanmiamiboy & Jack Reed!). One can catch the last performances of MCB in Ft Lauderdale (Nov 17), then go on to Sarasota and catch the premiere of Les Illuminations on Nov 22). Nice little 'Ballet in Florida' vacation week!
Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:02 AM
Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Inc. (aka The Sarasota Ballet)
$10,000 Sarasota, FL
To support a celebration of the life and works of Sir Frederick Ashton. The celebration will feature performances of Ashton's most historically significant ballets and an exhibit featuring archival materials including photos and costumes.
For the complete list of grants: http://www.nea.gov/n...ncilByState.pdf
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