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RIOULT Dance NY & Manhattan School of Music present Bach Dances

by Michelle Brandon
September 21, 2013
Manhattan School of Music - John C. Borden Auditorium
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(917) 493-4428
RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, along with the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) will present a one-night-only performance of its Bach Dances on October 9, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Manhattan School of music's stunning John C. Borden Auditorium. The school is located on the northwest corner of Broadway at 122nd Street, NYC. Tickets are $12 adults, $7 students/seniors and can be purchased in person at the MSM Box Office (M-F, 10am - 5pm), online: www.msmnyc.edu/Concertgoer/Event-Highlights#oct or by calling 917-493- 4428.

The Bach Dances includes three RIOULT Dance NY works set to the music of J.S. Bach - Views of the Fleeting World (2008) set to "The Art of Fugue," City (2010) set to "Sonata for Violin and Piano #6 in G major," and Celestial Tides (2011) set to "Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major." The critically-acclaimed program has toured throughout the United States and France with recorded music, however, the October 9, 2013 performance will mark the New York City premiere of Pascal Rioult's Bach Dances performed to live music in its entirety.

This May, as part of the 106th Bethlehem Bach Festival in Pennsylvania, RIOULT Dance NY treated audiences to the Program accompanied by entirely live music for the first time. On this performance, Steve Siegel of The Morning Call wrote, "The music of J.S. Bach ranges from the electrically ecstatic to the wonderfully weighty, so one would expect that a dance performance to his music would share such a colorful palette. Such was the case when the NY-based RIOULT dance company and members of the Bach Festival Orchestra presented an all-Bach program."

RIOULT Dance NY is delighted for its upcoming co-production with MSM of the Bach Dances with live music, for its home audience in New York City. Pascal Rioult says, "I envisioned this Program with live music from the start; it so special for the company to be able to perform it as it was intended and give audiences dance and music together in live performance." The evening presentation will bring RIOULT Dance NY's professional company dancers to the stage of MSM's John C. Borden Auditorium, and feature the highly-trained musicians studying at MSM.

Performance Information

Co-produced by RIOULT Dance NY and the Manhattan School of Music

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Performance: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Manhattan School of Music - John C. Borden Auditorium

The school is located on the northwest corner of Broadway at 122nd Street, NYC

By Subway: Take the 1 train, MSM is located between the 116th Street and 125th Street stations.

By Bus: Several MTA bus lines stop within two blocks of the school: the M5 arrives at Riverside Drive, the M4 and M104 arrive at Broadway, and the M60 and M11 arrive at Amsterdam Avenue.

Tickets: $12 for performance | $7 for students and seniors
MSM Box Office: 120 Claremont Avenue, New York, New York 10027
Open M-F: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. & 1 hour before curtain
Phone: 917 493 4428Email: boxoffice@msmnyc.edu
Online: www.msmnyc.edu/Concertgoer/Event-Highlights#oct

RIOULT Dance NY, celebrating its 20th Anniversary in the 2013-2014 Season, fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for bringing the sensual, articulate and musical dance works of Pascal Rioult to audiences worldwide. The twelve dancer company, based in New York City, is led by husband-and-wife team Artistic Director/Choreographer Pascal Rioult and Associate Artistic Director Joyce Herring - both former Martha Graham Dance Company principal dancers. With an established repertoire of over 40 dances that expands each year, RIOULT Dance NY presents an annual New York Season and tours nationally and abroad. In addition, in-school arts education and community outreach have been integral to the company since its inception, introducing students and families to the art of modern dance. www.rioult.org

RIOULT Dance NY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Major supporters of RIOULT Dance NY's 2013-2014 20th Anniversary Season 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 State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; and Sidley Austin LLP.

Manhattan School of Music is a preeminent international conservatory of music granting Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Established in 1918 by pianist and philanthropist Janet Daniels Schenck, the School is dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of its students, who range from the precollege through the postgraduate level. Offering both classical and jazz training, Manhattan School of Music trains students in performance and composition and provides a core curriculum in music theory, music history, and the humanities. Students come from all over the world, drawn by a rigorous program that reflects the highest standards of musical heritage, and by the faculty, which includes some of the world's best-known artists. Manhattan School of Music contributes to the city's musical life through an active community outreach program and with concerts and performances that are recognized as some of the finest events in New York's musical calendar. Manhattan School of Music's alumni are active in every aspect of contemporary musical life. Many are among the most distinguished artists performing in concert halls, opera houses, and on jazz stages throughout the world today.
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