Final performance of Summer Intensive 2015 students!
Dancers trained under Pascal Rioult & Joyce Herring alongside the RIOULT Dance NY’s company members. The week-long workshop included ballet barre, modern technique, Company repertory, and new choreography created on participants by Mr. Rioult.
See some photos from our tour!
Lina Park is a relentless champion of RIOULT Dance NY’s Master Series for Young Dancers and Summer Camp. We first met Lina in the summer of 2012 when her daughter, Diana, auditioned to perform in Pascal Rioult’s Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions with other local young dancers. This was an exciting time for Diana because not only was she able to perform with RIOULT’s professional dancers, she had her picture in The New York Times! The following summer Diana returned to participate in the company’s first ever Summer Camp, calling it an “awesome experience.”
Dance has always been a part of the 11-year-old’s life, beginning with classes at Dance Workshop and leading her to audition and train at Ballet Tech in Manhattan. To help Dianna continue her dance education and to be more involved with her two daughters (Diana has a sister named Dalia!), Lina decided to leave her full-time job and give up her pension. Lina’s dedication continued even after Hurricane Sandy destroyed her and her husband’s martial arts school in Long Beach and she returned to work part-time.
On RIOULT’s 2013 Summer Camp Lina comments, “It was a great way to end the summer! Although Diana’s first love is ballet, she enjoys being able to dance freely and express her feelings in a new way through modern dance.”
Today, Diana continues her training at Ballet Tech and through RIOULT’s workshops (such as the Master Series for Young Dancers) and Summer Camps. “Diana’s goal in life is to dance professionally,” Lina says. “She truly amazes me with the passion she has for her craft and her persistence and dedication. She is a remarkable young lady and I am very proud to be her mom.”
As RIOULT’s dance programs for children have grown since 2012, Lina Park has remained one of our top program advocates. From all of us here at RIOULT Dance NY, thank you Lina for your continued support and the chance to share the art of dance with your talented daughter!
See photos of our Summer Intensive 2013!
Participants of the Summer Intensive learned ballet barre, modern and yoga as well as RIOULT Dance NY repertory. They also got the opportunity to create a dance with choreographer Pascal Rioult and have a final showing for family and friends at the conclusion of the Intensive.
Led by company members Marianna Tsartolia and Stacy Soroczynski, RIOULT Dance NY held its first children’s Summer Camp on August 12-16, 2013.
A special thank you to all the participants and their parents for making our Summer Camp such a great success!
Learn more about RIOULT Dance NY’s children’s programs, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
RIOULT Dance NY’s 2013 Season
The Joyce Theater
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RIOULT Dance NY’s 2013 Season features Pascal Rioult’s World Premiere, Iphigenia, set to a new score by composer Michael Torke, performed live by the Camerata NY Orchestra.
Also on the program:Prelude to Night– a surreal journey through time and space, the shimmering On Distant Shores, and Rioult’s signature work, Bolero.
ALL PHOTOS by Sophia Negron
APAP | Booth 704 | Americas Hall II
Friday, Jan 11 at 8:30pm
City Center Studio 4
130 W. 56th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Aves.)
Program: The Violet Hour (2012), Views of the Fleeting World (2008)
Sunday, Jan.13 at 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30pm
Ailey Studio 1C
9th Ave. at 55th St.
6:30pm The Violet Hour(2012), On Distant Shores (2011)
7:00pm Views of the Fleeting World(2008), Celestial Tides (2011)
7:30pm Les Noces (2005),Bolero (2002)
With Michael sidelined by an injury just a week before the company was to leave on tour to Germany and just days before “Sandy” hit NYC, RIOULT was back in the studio in the wake of the storm.
The downtown space where we usually rehearse had no power; with the help of RIOULT dancer Stacy Soroczynski, we relocated at Ballet Academy East for two days. The following day, our dear friend Virginia Johnson at Dance Theater of Harlem offered us free studio space, “we’re family” she said, and Ballet Hispanico offered their company’s studio at NYSCA rates.
The dancers demonstrated remarkable tenacity and ingenuity in finding their way to the studio:
Day 1: most found cabs and travelled to the Upper East Side in small groups, Brian became a steadfast driver for the “Queens Corner” which included Jane and Charis. Day 2: Several dancers still had no power, Sara bunked with Marianna. Days 3 & 4: Holt took his bike but at the Brooklyn Bridge, he thought the better of it and grabbed the M103 for a two hour journey to the studio. Sabatino walked across the bridge on Wednesday, and on Thursday, he tried the shuttle from downtown Brooklyn. Josiah and Jere trekked from the northern reaches of Manhattan.
Once inside the studio the magic began. New partners, new roles, everyone stepped up to the plate. Sabatino commented on Michael’s generosity attending every rehearsal and coaching him while not knowing the extent of his injury, “I had to be there to help him and the Company” Michael said.
At the end of rehearsal on Friday, Pascal addressed the dancers, praising their “courage” and acknowledging their ability to “pull together.” And, in anticipation of RIOULT’s tour to Germany he stated with confidence “we have something beautiful to show.”
We thank the dancers, their resiliency and generous spirits made the German tour possible. And, a special thank you to Ballet Academy East and Dance Theater of Harlem for allowing us to use their studio space for free.