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RIOULT Dance NY presents World Premiere of STREET SINGER, May 16

by Michelle Tabnick
May 7, 2015
42 West Nightclub
514 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, presents the World Premiere of STREET SINGER – Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf from Wednesday, May 13 through Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8pm at 42 West Nightclub, 514 W. 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) NYC. Tickets start at $25, require an additional $25 food and beverage minimum per person, and are available online at www.ticketcentral.com or by phone at 212-279-4200.

To honor what would have been the legendary French singer's 100th birthday, RIOULT Dance NY presents Pascal Rioult's World Premiere of STREET SINGER - Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf during the company's one-of-a-kind New York Season at 42West. The evening-length work – performed by RIOULT Dance NY - features Broadway star Christine Andreas in the title role. The performances will occur in the intimate cabaret setting of 42West in The OUT NYC hotel - complete with drinks and live music for an immersive performance event.

The production team includes: Musical Director Don Rebic, Projection Designer Brian Beasley, Costume Designer Pilar Limosner, and Lighting Designer Jim French. As Pascal Rioult takes his company off the proscenium stage, he invites audiences to experience RIOULT Dance NY in a way unlike ever before.

French-born, Pascal Rioult grew up with Piaf's emotive music. "This evening will conjure her dramatic, inspiring life, as she rose from the dark streets of Paris to the glamorous lights of Broadway," he notes. "In the emotional and psychological situations she crooned about, Piaf famously gave a voice to the everyday man; this is the premise I hope to share with today's audiences as the work travels through her real and imaginary struggles, success, and art."

Opening night on Wednesday, May 13 marks the Soirée presentation, starting with Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30pm, followed by the performance at 8pm and dessert with the dancers at 9:30pm. For more information and tickets, please call 212-398-5901 or email info@rioult.org. All other performances start at 8pm. From Thursday through Saturday, the bar lounge will open at 7pm with live entertainment. Tickets start at $25 and require an additional $25 food and beverage minimum per person.

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 Pascal Rioult and 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.

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; and TAG Creative.
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