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Arctic Wolf By Ronan Donovan
Dayton Live Presents

Ronan Donovan: Social By Nature

Feb 21 & Feb 22

90 minutes

No Intermission

Victoria Theatre

Description

This presentation has been rescheduled for February 21 and 22, 2021. Sunday ticket holders will be moved automatically into the February 21 presentation and Monday ticket holders will be moved automatically into the February 22 presentation. If you have tickets, please click here and you will be taken to a form where you can tell us what you’d like to do with your tickets.

What’s a human? We are, at our core, social mammals. We build relationships, communicate, reproduce, establish territories, and adapt to shrinking resources. In these ways, we’re no different than other social mammals. Chimpanzees, wolves, and gorillas are among the most charismatic of the mammals we know. We identify with them as species, groups, and even as named individuals. They’re also under threat. Join biologist-turned-photographer RONAN DONOVAN as he talks about his work in documenting these animals and what we, as fellow social mammals, can learn from them.

RONAN DONOVAN is a born explorer. He inherited his sense of adventure and love of the natural world from his parents, who once sailed across the Atlantic. From his birth in rural Vermont in a cabin his father built, Ronan’s life has been a series of adventures.

Ronan taught himself photography and filmmaking while working on a series of wildlife biology projects. In 2014, feeling he could make more of an impact through his visual storytelling than as a biologist, he turned to photography and filmmaking full time.

His photographic journeys for National Geographic include an entire year living inside Yellowstone National Park documenting the life of wild wolves, hiking volcanoes to photograph mountain gorillas and documenting the human-wildlife conflict between wild chimpanzees and humans in Africa. His film work has aired on PBS’s ”Nature” and on the BBC.

He’s traveled to all seven continents, and in 2017 he was accepted into the Photo Society of National Geographic. His photographs have hung on the walls of the Natural History Museum in London and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington. His unique ability to tell the stories of the animals he focuses on elicits compassion in a relatable way and engages people for conservation. Photography allows him to give a voice to his subjects.

Ronan now lives in Bozeman, Mont., where he loves to explore the Rocky Mountains.

Photos: By Ronan Donovan.

Age Recommendation

Recommended for ages 10 and up. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Live presentations.

Accessibility

Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

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Parking

The Arts Garage, on the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, open for all performances at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and PNC Arts Annex. The Arts Garage is owned and operated by Dayton Live, so parking there actually helps support the arts venues used by all our great arts organizations. For more parking information, visit our Directions & Parking page.

Ticket Information

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Showtimes

Day
Date
Time
Sunday
Feb 21, 3:00PM
Sunday
Feb 21
3:00PM
Monday
Feb 22, 7:00PM
Monday
Feb 22
7:00PM