RIOULT Dance NY 

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RIOULT Dance Center

34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11101  |   Entrance on 34th Avenue  |   (212) 398-5903

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RIOULT Dance NY supports the creation and performance of the choreographic works of Pascal Rioult, and provides the community with an accessible and affordable center for dance and enrichment through the arts.

 

Accessibility for Dance/NYC 2019 Small-Budget Dance Makers Conference: RIOULT Dance Center is an accessible venue.  An elevator is available upon entrance to the building. All restrooms are gender-inclusive and wheelchair accessible. Studios are lit by fluorescent lights. ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event.

Repertory

"Brilliantly idiosyncratic dancers – riveting to watch"

- JOYCE CAROL OATES

 

VIEWS OF THE FLEETING WORLD (2008)

Length: 34 minutes

Music: J.S. Bach, “The Art of Fugue”

Lighting: David Finley

Costumes: Karen Young

Projection Design: Harry Feiner

Projection Animation: Brian Clifford Beasley

BLACK DIAMOND (2003)

Length: 17 minutes
Music: Igor Stravinsky, “Duo Concertant”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Pascal Rioult
Set: Pascal Rioult and Harry Feiner

CASSANDRA’S CURSE (2016)

Length: 34 minutes
Music: Richard Danielpour, “Cassandra’s Curse”
Lighting: Jim French
Set: Harry Feiner
Video: Brian Clifford Beasley
Costumes: Elena Comendador
Narration: Kathleen Turner

CELESTIAL TIDES (2011)

Length: 22 minutes
Music: J.S. Bach, “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Karen Young
Projection Design: Harry Feiner
Projection Animation: Brian Clifford Beasley

BOLERO (2002)

Length: 16 minutes
Music: Maurice Ravel, “Bolero”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Russ Vogler
Set: Harry Feiner

DREAM SUITE (2014)

Length: 20 minutes

Music: Peter Iliych Tchaikovsky,

“Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major”

Lighting: Jim French

Costumes: Karen Young

Masks: Anne Posluszny

CITY (2010)

Length: 15 minutes
Music: J. S. Bach, “Sonata for Violin and Piano #6 in G major”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Karen Young
Projection Design: Brian Clifford Beasley

DUETS SACRED & PROFANE (2016)

Length: 20 minutes

Music: Christoph W. Gluck, A. Mozart, Arvo Part, J. S. Bach

Lighting: Jim French

Costumes: Russ Vogler, Karen Young

FABLES (1997 / 2012)

Length: Varies based on number of sections performed; up to 45 minutes

Music: Paul Salerni, “Fables”

Lighting: David Finley / adapted by Pascal Rioult

Costumes: Russ Vogler / Pilar Limosner

Set: Harry Feiner

FIREBIRD (2003)

Length: 30 minutes
Music: Igor Stravinsky, “Firebird”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Pilar Limosner
Set: Harry Feinerength

IF BY CHANCE (2006)

Length: 21 minutes
Music: Mozart, “Concerto No. 23 in A Major,” arranged by Jacques Loussier
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Pilar Limosner

LES NOCES (2005)

Length: 26 minutes
Music: Igor Stravinsky, “Les Noces”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Pilar Limosner

ON DISTANT SHORES (2011)

Length: 27 minutes
Music: Aaron Jay Kernis, “On Distant Shores”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Pilar Limosner
Narration: Jacqueline Chambord

FIRE IN THE SKY (2017)
Length: 32 minutes
Music: Deep Purple J. S. Bach
Lighting: Jim French
Costumes: Patricia Field & David Dalrymple

HOME FRONT (2000)

Length: 17 minutes
Music: Maurice Ravel, “Le Tombeau de Couperin”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Russ Vogler

IPHIGENIA (2013)

Length: 30 minutes
Music: Michael Torke, “Iphigenia”
Lighting: Jim French
Set: Harry Feiner
Costumes: Karen Young
Narration: Jacqueline Chambord

NOSTALGHIA (2018)

Length: 24 minutes

Music: Polina Nazaykinskaya, “Nostalghia”

Lighting: Jim French

Costumes: Naomi Luppescu

POLYMORPHOUS (2015)

Length: 15 minutes
Music: J.S. Bach
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Karen Young
Projection Designers: Brian C. Beasley and Harry Feiner

PRELUDE TO NIGHT (2001)

Length: 23 minutes
Music: Maurice Ravel, “Prelude a la nuit”, “Alborada del Gracioso,” & “Rapsodie Espagnole: Feria”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Russ Vogler
Set: Harry Feiner

SMALL STEPS, TINY REVOLUTIONS (2008)

Length: 23 minutes
Music: Steven Sametz, “Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Drew Francis
Sets: Drew Francis

STREET SINGER (2015)

Length: 60 minutes
Music: Various
Music Director/Composer: Don Rebic
Lighting: Jim French
Costumes: Pilar Limosner
Projection Design: Brian Clifford Beasley

TE DEUM (1995)

Length: 28 minutes
Music: Arvo Part, “Te Deum”
Lighting: Jim French after David Finley’s
Costumes: Mondo (Russ Vogler original)

THE VIOLET HOUR (2012)

Length: 19 minutes
Music: Joan Tower, “Très Lent,”(1994) &

 “Catching a Wave” (2012)
Lighting: Clifton Taylor
Costumes: Maria Garcia

WIEN (1995)

Length: 13 minutes
Music: Maurice Ravel, “La Valse*”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Russ Vogler

 

TOURING

PROGRAMS

Suggested program combinations are described below.

For individual dance descriptions see                   

Purple to Pärt

Purple to Pärt pairs two of Pascal Rioult’s dances, Te Deum (1995) and Fire in the Sky (2017), that together make a powerful impact transporting the viewer to different times and places in Rioult’s artistic trajectory. As individual works, each piece resonates with the audience in distinctly personal ways. Explore Dance recommends “Don’t see the show alone; it will give you something to talk about.”

 

 

Unsung Heroines of the Trojan War

 WOMEN ON THE EDGE…

WOMEN ON THE EDGE…Unsung Heroines of the Trojan War is a trilogy of dances inspired by Euripides’ tragic heroines Iphigenia, Helen of Troy, and Casandra. Pascal Rioult’s interpretations of these timeless stories highlight not only grace, strength, and resilience of women in society but also the futility and immorality of war. The program includes IphigeniaOn Distant Shores and Cassandra’s Curse set to commissioned music by contemporary American composers Michael Torke, Aaron Kernis, and Richard Danielpour respectively.

The Master Series

The Master Series includes three dances—Views of the Fleeting WorldLes Noces, and Bolero; set to the scores of Bach, Stravinsky, and Ravel, respectively. Pascal studied and explored each of these composers in depth during his choreographic process. Of this series The Daily Gazette asserted, “Rioult’s experimentation with the music stands as some of the best,” in a program they described as “vibrant, soulful, and painterly.”

Bach Dances

Bach Dances is a series of powerful dances set to Bach masterpieces. Characterized by a unity of music, movement, and art (animated projections), this program includes Views of the Fleeting WorldCityPolymorphous, and Celestial Tides. When possible, RIOULT Dance NY endeavors to perform this program with live music by local chamber orchestras. Recent collaborations include the Manhattan School of Music, the Bethlehem Bach Orchestra in PA, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, IN.

Custom Program

In addition to the programs above, you may create your own program in consultation with the company based on your community’s needs and interests.

 

Check out our full repertory list above and contact us for a consultation.