The evening will feature four dances from Rioult’s vast and varied repertory including Celestial Tides, Wien, City, and Bolero. Celestial Tides is a stunning, abstract dance set to Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major.” Wien, a darkly fascinating take on Ravel and the Viennese Waltz is the very image of social refinement which becomes the symbol of social disarray and decay. City explores the human spirit in the built environment sporting dramatic projections as the scene-scape. And the program closes with Rioult’s Bolero, a bold and distinctive interpretation of Ravel’s famous score resulting in a riveting tour de force.
RIOULT Dance NY, celebrating its 20th Anniversary in the 2014-2015 Season, fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for bringing the sensual, articulate, and musical dance works of Pascal Rioult to audiences worldwide. The ten dancer company, based in New York City, is led by husband-and-wife team Artistic Director/Choreographer Pascal Rioult and Associate Artistic Director Joyce Herring -- both former Martha Graham Dance Company principal dancers. With an established repertoire of over 40 dances that expands each year, RIOULT Dance NY presents an annual New York Season and tours nationally and abroad. In addition, in-school arts education and community outreach, both at home and on tour, have been integral to the company since its inception introducing students and families to the art of modern dance.
Major supporters of RIOULT Dance NY's 2014-2015 Season include: Shana Alexander Charitable Foundation; The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund; Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; CUNY Dance Initiative - Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College; Exploring the Arts; Fund for New Works, a Kenneth French Legacy; Gordon & Harriet Greenfield Foundation; The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Jana Foundation; Kendall-Parker Associates LLC; LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Shubert Foundation; Sidley Austin LLP; and TAG Creative.