RIOULT Dance New York
with the Naples Philharmonic
Artis—Naples Dance Series
Radu Paponiu, conductor
Bach/Rioult — Celestial Tides
Kernis/Rioult — On Distant Shores
Stravinsky/Rioult — Firebird
Founder and choreographer Pascal Rioult brings a stunning intensity to the modern dance performances of RIOULT Dance New York. This season, the company will perform three works in an evening with the Naples Philharmonic under the baton of Radu Paponiu.
The first work, Celestial Tides, is a stunning movement-driven display, propelled by the joy and emotion behind the art of dance. The second is On Distant Shores set to Aaron Kernis’ composition Air, a poetic fantasy based on Helen of Troy’s imagined relationships with heroes of the Trojan War. Finally, Firebird—a piece that has been described by The New York Times as “a compelling reinvention, even rejection, of the exotic beauties of Stravinsky’s famous ballet score.”
Arrive early to enjoy the Hayes Hall Galleries and light fare at the cafe. The doors to Hayes Hall open 60 minutes prior to this performance.
Rioult Dance New York
RIOULT Dance New York
Founded in 1994, RIOULT Dance NY fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works of Pascal Rioult. The New York City-based dance company presents an annual New York season, tours nationally and internationally, conducts extensive in-school arts education and community outreach programs and offers dance training to the public through classes, workshops and intensives.
Extraordinary for an organization its size, RIOULT Dance NY is highly committed to its dancers, providing steady employment and year-round health insurance. Each dancer’s creative development is fostered through training classes, teaching opportunities and challenging repertory while maintaining comprehensive rehearsal and performance schedules. The company is fortunate to have welcomed new dancers over the years and retained many, some of whom have danced with the company for over a decade.
RIOULT Dance NY has performed in theaters and festivals throughout North America, including New York City Center Fall for Dance (New York, NY), Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors (New York, NY), American Dance Festival (Raleigh NC), the Annenberg Center (Philadelphia, PA), the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (West Palm Beach, FL) and Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley, CA), among others.