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.