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RIOULT Dance NY at Purchase College

by Michelle Tabnick
May 1, 2015
RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will perform on Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 pm at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY as a part of The Center's DANCE Series. Ticket prices are $45 and $55; tickets are available at www.artscenter.org or by calling the box office at 914-251-6200.

The performance will feature four dances from Rioult's vast and varied repertory including "Views of the Fleeting World," "Wien," "Polymorphous," and "Bolero." "Views of the Fleeting World," inspired by the ancient woodblock prints of Japanese master Hiroshige and the ingenious structure of J. S. Bach's "The Art of Fugue," explores the ephemeral quality of living things and the eternal cycle of life. "Wien," a darkly fascinating take on Ravel and the Viennese Waltz, is the very image of social refinement which becomes the symbol of social disarray and decay. "Polymorphous" explores the subjectivity of perception through movement and technology. The work takes on the very idea of polymorphism referring to the act of something that assumes or occurs in various forms. The program closes with Rioult's "Bolero," a bold and distinctive interpretation of Ravel's famous score ― a riveting tour de force.

RIOULT Dance NY, celebrated its 20th Anniversary in the 2014-2015 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 ten 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, both at home and on tour, have been integral to the company since its inception introducing students and families to the art of modern dance.

Major supporters of RIOULT Dance NY's 2014-2015 Season include: Shana Alexander Charitable Foundation; The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund; Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; Exploring the Arts; Fund for New Works, a Kenneth French Legacy; Gordon & Harriet Greenfield Foundation; The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation; Greenberg Traurig LLP; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Jana Foundation; Kendall-Parker Associates LLC; LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Shubert Foundation; Sidley Austin LLP; TAG Creative; and University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, a four-theatre complex located on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY, is the major professional, non-profit arts presenter in the Southeastern New York–Southwestern Connecticut region. The Center presents a broad range of performances that engage, challenge, and educate as well as entertain, offering world-class music, dance, theatre, film, comedy, and family programming to audiences from Westchester and the surrounding communities.
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