NEW YORK SEASON - THE JOYCE THEATER - JUNE 4-9,2013
20TH ANNIVERSARY 2014
RIOULT was founded in 1994 and fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for creating and presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works of Pascal Rioult. Born into the American modern dance tradition, RIOULT is creating its own legacy of contemporary dance that speaks to the mind and heart. The company of ten dancers is a nonprofit organization based in New York City and presents an annual New York season, tours nationally and internationally and conducts community engagement activities in the tri-state area and while on tour.
RIOULT prides itself on its commitment to its dancers. Among the primary goals of the organization is to provide steady employment, health care, and foster the artistic development of its performers by offering training classes, teaching opportunities, challenging repertory and extended rehearsal and performance schedules.
Education and community outreach have been integral to RIOULT since its inception. RIOULT's arts-in-education program DanceREACH offers an interactive approach that introduces students to the world of modern dance. It has impacted thousands of students and community members in New York City and around the world.
RIOULT has been invited to perform in theaters and festivals throughout North America: New York City Center Fall for Dance, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, American Dance Festival in Raleigh NC, the Tamaulipas Festival, Mexico, the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, PA, Le Grand Théâtre De Québec, Canada, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, FL, and Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, CA, to name a few. An extensive international touring schedule has brought the company to the Bermuda Festival, Cannes International Festival, Danse à Aix, Festival du Val du Marne, the Temps le Danse Festival, the Paris Opera Bastille, and La Maison de la Danse in France, stages in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and numerous other countries, cities and towns throughout the world.
Major supporters of RIOULT Dance New York include: Shana Alexander Charitable Foundation; Assured Guaranty; The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund; Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; 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; NBC Universal; National Endowment for the Arts; New Music USA's 2013 Live Music for Dance Program; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; NYC Dance Response Fund, a program of Dance/NYC established by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation; The Rockefeller Brothers Fund; The Shubert Foundation; and Sidley Austin LLP.
RIOULT is committed to supporting the creation of new works by founder and choreographer Pascal Rioult; to communicating the essence and intensity of his artistic vision; to sustaining its company of dancers; and to educating and expanding audiences for modern dance at home and through touring, nationally and internationally.