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Secretary Detzner Announces 2014-2016 State Touring Program Roster Release

Tallahassee, Florida –

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today the release of the 2014-2016 State Touring Program Florida Arts on Tour roster. The State Touring Program provides fee support to Florida non-profit organizations and any units of city, county, or state government, including school boards, for professional performing artists. The roster, available at the Division of Cultural Affairs' web site at florida-arts.org/roster, includes descriptions, fees, and contact information for each of the selectively chosen performing artists and companies, as well as the complete application for presenters.

"The State Touring Program provides incredible opportunities to bring Florida's finest performing arts groups to communities all over the state," said Secretary Detzner. "Through the program, rural and less populated areas can access many of Florida's exceptional performing artists. The State Touring Program also ensures that there are opportunities for our best professional artists to share their talents while educating audiences across Florida."

Selections to the Florida Arts on Tour roster are made by a peer-review panel and recommended by the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The artists named to the 2014-2016 roster are:

Dance

  • Dance Alive
  • Augusto Soledade Brazzdance
  • Purnama Suri Balinese Dance Company
  • Florida Dance Theatre
  • Moving Current
  • Tango Lovers (Enamorados del Tango)
  • Dance NOW! Miami
  • Momentum Dance Company

Music

  • Terry Barber
  • Benjamin Sung
  • Kevin Sharpe
  • Donna Wissinger
  • Tammerlin
  • Ayako Yonetani
  • Chris Kahl
  • Echoes of Nature - Traditional Chinese Art and Music
  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
  • Stephen Robinson
  • Caribbean Sound/Steel Bamboo/The Conch Fritters
  • Jacksonville Children’s Chorus
  • Davis and Dow
  • The CORE Ensemble
  • Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Storytelling and Theatre

  • Mary J. Kelly, MFA
  • Atlantic Coast Theatre (A.C.T.) for Youth
  • Steve Carroll
  • Kuniko Yamamoto
  • Fantasy Theatre Factory
  • Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre

Since its inception in 1979, the Florida Arts on Tour roster has served more than 3.5 million audience members, most of them K-12 students. Any non-profit organization can apply for fee support to host one or more of the roster artists. Application guidelines for presenters will be available in Spring 2014 for performances scheduled between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, and applications will be due by May 1, 2014.

For more information on the State Touring Program, please contact Gaylen Phillips, Ph.D., by email at gaylen.phillips@dos.myflorida.com, or by phone at 850.245.6482.

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About the Division of Cultural Affairs
The Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida’s legislatively designated state arts agency. The Division promotes the arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. To achieve its mission, the Division funds and supports cultural programs that provide artistic excellence, diversity, education, access and economic vitality for Florida’s communities. For more information about the Division and its programs, visit florida-arts.org.