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Archival Pick of the Week

DREAM SUITE … Romanticism à la Rioult


Last week’s archival pick WIEN was a dark piece about the difficult subject of the dangers of the rise of intolerance and racism in society. So this week, I wanted to give a light and whimsical offering. 
DREAM SUITE is my slightly twisted take on Romanticism in dance set to the music of the greatest of romantic ballet composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The romantic ebb and flow in the first section is interrupted by what I call divine awkwardness. 
The second section was inspired by the surreal and whimsical world of Marc Chagall’s paintings. You will see his half man-half animal characters, his flying women, his double-headed people, the upside-down kiss and more. On stage we used very saturated LED lighting to reproduce the vibrancy of his color palette, bathing the dancers in phosphorescent colors. 
The last section is all about unbridled dance energy.     

In the hope that it will lift your spirits, I wish you happy watching.

As an extra behind the scenes look, there is a video of RIOULT dancing with local children in our Family Performance programming series.  

-  Pascal Rioult

The next generation …

RIOULT puts kids on stage

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