The Season highlights the World Premiere of Artistic Director/Choreographer Pascal Rioult’s newest work Iphigenia, a dance drama inspired by the Greek heroine of the same name from Euripides' "Iphigenia in Aulis." Featuring a new score commissioned by RIOULT Dance NY, the piece was created in collaboration with Composer Michael Torke and is performed live by the Camerata New York Orchestra.
RIOULT Dance NY announces its 2013 annual Gala at The Altman Building following the company’s New York Season performance at The Joyce Theater on Wednesday, June 5 at 7pm. Join Artist Director/Choreographer, Pascal Rioult and dancers for a special post-performance dinner. All proceeds from the Gala support RIOULT Dance NY and enable the company to create new dance works and provide a variety of educational and community outreach programs to the greater NYC area.
Thank you to all the people that joined us in celebrating an exciting 2012 NY Season.
RIOULT's 5 Borough Tour...
RIOULT's educational program, DanceREACH, has forged a partnership with CUNY performing arts centers and NYC public schools in a two-year project that brings RIOULT's DanceREACH to classrooms and stages in each of New York City's five boroughs.
The tour will give local students a chance to audition and perform alongside RIOULT dancers in the family-friendly program Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions!
The 5-Borough tour kicks off this year with students in elementary and middle schools with plans of expanding and reaching high school students next year.
RIOULT is excited to bring dance to the greater community!
For more information regarding upcoming performances and auditions in your borough, please email
Dance with RIOULT - Education News
RIOULT in school with DanceREACH! Education
This past summer RIOULT teaching artists spent the month of July teaching dance in Queens, NY. PS 188, PS 43, PS 56, and PS 223 all received one month residencies based on RIOULT's Bolero. The four residencies ended with culminating performances in which the students performed alongside the professional dancers.
About DanceREACH Residencies
RIOULT's DanceREACH program primarily focuses on dance making, which is the first strand of the New York City Department of Education's Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance. Students attend a lecture/demonstration in which the professional dancers from RIOULT introduce modern dance and perform a selection from the company's repertory. Students then participate in workshops, proficiently learning dance elements and collaboratively creating their own compositions inspired by the dance they have seen.
RIOULT's DanceREACH also offers the option of purchasing single movement workshops, master classes and lecture demonstrations.
To find out more about RIOULT's DanceREACH program, contact Nicole Philippidis, Education Director, at .
RIOULT is partnering with Young Audiences New York!
RIOULT is happy to announce our partnership with Young Audiences New York. We are now on their roster of performers for the 2010-2011 school year. We have three performance options available in the Young Audiences catalogue; "Bolero," "Piaf Suite," and "Views of the Fleeting World." Young Audiences NY serves the New York City public school community by offering affordable multi-disciplinary arts experiences to students, teachers and families through performances, residencies, family and after-school programs, and professional development.
If your school is in partnership with Young Audiences and wishes to have RIOULT perform, please contact .
You may also contact Young Audiences 212-319-9269 or visit www.yany.org
Small Steps to Penn State
RIOULT performs Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions
RIOULT performed Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions at Penn State's Center for the Performing Arts in University Park, PA October 17 & 18!
Featuring 13 local dance students, Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions tells the story of a young boy's desire to dance, his father disapproval and the magical and touching journey that leads to the transforming power of love.
Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions, commissioned by the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, is based on the poem "Don't Go Too Far" by Deborah Sacarakis. The dance is set to an original score by Steven Sametz. RIOULT is excited to bring Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions to central Pennsylvania.
Chase Sutton, a dynamic 6th grader at the Lab School in Greenwich Village, played the role of the son in Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions at the Center for the Performing Arts in University Park, PA on October 17 & 18. To see what Chase has to say about working with the dancers of RIOULT click on the video below.
To bring Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions to life, Chase and the company were joined on stage by 12 local dancers between the ages of 9 and 12. The Daily Collegian of Penn State called this opportunity "the chance of a lifetime."
This summer the Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with the C. Barton McCann School of Artpresented Dancing with RIOULT Stars, a youth dance camp that allowed participants to study with teaching artists and company members Marianna Tsartolia and Stacy Soroczynski. This week-long program was followed by an open audition for camp participants and local central Pennsylvania youth.
Alan Schaffranek, Executive Director of the C. Barton McCann School said: "The McCann-RIOULT camp had a transformative effect on our students. This experience will remain close to my heart."
One parent explained: "My child was on the fence about dancing until Marianna and Stacy revitalized her love for dance."
The 13 children selected will perform alongside RIOULT's professional dancers in the final production of the company's Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions at the Eisenhower Auditorium. Additionally, six understudies were also chosen to work closely with RIOULT's teaching artists in preparation for the performances.
Amy Vashaw, Director of Audience and Program Development at the Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present RIOULT: "Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions makes it possible for RIOULT to connect to our community in a very meaningful way."
The audition attracted students from the C. Barton McCann School of Art, Grier School, Star Performance Dance Academy, Arts Conservatory and Dance Fusion.
Major supporters of RIOULT include Air France, Shana Alexander Charitable Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund, Crédit Industriel et Commercial, The Grand Marnier Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Harriet & Gordon Greenfield Foundation, The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation, Jana Foundation, Kendall-Parker Associates LLC, Kenneth French Fund for New Works, The Lepercq Foundation, Macy's Foundation, Morgan Stanley, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, One World Fund, Open Society Foundations and the Fund for the City of New York, Ralph Lauren, The Shubert Foundation, and Sidley Austin LLP.