RIOULT Dance NY
GALA EVENING 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
former NYSCA Dance Program Director
SUSAN PETTIBONE FRASER,
former International Banking & Commodity Finance,
Chase Manhattan Bank and RIOULT Dance NY Board member
DIANE L. LA BASSE,
former Executive Vice President, HSBC Private Bank and RIOULT Dance NY Chairman’s Council member
The Board of Directors, Chairman’s Council, and Dancers of RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, proudly announce their GALA EVENING 2016, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 starting with a 7pm performance at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street featuring the NYC Premiere of Pascal Rioult’s Polymorphous. A 9:30pm Gala Dinner will follow the performance at Studio 450, W. 31st Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).
The evening honors Beverly D’Anne (former NYSCA Dance Program Director), Susan Pettibone Fraser (former International Banking & Commodity Finance, Chase Manhattan Bank and RIOULT Dance NY Board member), and Dianne L. La Basse (former Executive Vice President, HSBC Private Bank and RIOULT Dance NY Chairman’s Council member).
To purchase tickets please visit www.joyce.org. For additional information on the Gala contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GALA 2016 TICKET LEVELS:
•GALA SINGLE – $500
Reserved ticket for 1 at the theater & dinner.
•PATRON PAIR – $1,500
Preferred seating for 2 at the theater & dinner.
•PATRON TABLE – $5,000
Reserved seating for 10 at the theater & dinner.
•SPONSOR TABLE – $7,500
Preferred seating for 10 at the theater & dinner.
•BENEFACTOR TABLE – $10,000
Prime seating for 10 at the theater & dinner.
•ANGEL TABLE – $15,000
Premium seating for 10 at the theater & dinner.
For contributors who are unable to attend but wish to make a fully tax-deductible contribution.
Contributions of $500 or more will be listed in the gala program.
RIOULT Dance NY Season at The Joyce Theater – June 21-26, 2016
An established name in modern dance with a reputation for performing sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works, RIOULT Dance NY performs two programs. WOMEN ON THE EDGE…Unsung Heroines of the Trojan War examines the role of women in times of conflict and features the World Premiere of Cassandra’s Curse, set to live music. The second program is distinguished by the New York City premiere of Polymorphous, a piece exploring the subjectivity of perception through movement and technology; Duets, a suite of magnificent duets drawn from some of Pascal Rioult’s finest dances; and two repertory works. Kathleen Turner joins the company as narrator for performances on June 21, June 23 and the evening of June 25.
Special events during the company’s Joyce Theater engagement include a Family Matinee on Saturday, June 25 with $10 tickets available for children aged 6-14; a Curtain Chat following the Thursday, June 23 performance with members of the company, as well as a gala immediately following the performance on June 22 at Studio 450, 450 W. 31st Street, NYC. Call 212-398-5901 for gala tickets.
PROGRAM A: WOMEN ON THE EDGE…Unsung Heroines of the Trojan War
Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30pm; Thursday, June 23* & Saturday, June 25 at 8pm; Sunday, June 26 at 7:30pm
*Stay with us for a post-performance Curtain Chat after the curtain goes down on Thursday, June 23.
Iphigenia is a dance drama chronicling a young woman’s transfiguration from innocent child to transcendental heroine. Based on Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis, it focuses on King Agamemnon’s decision to sacrifice his daughter – much to the horror of his wife, Clytemnestra, and his daughter’s betrothed, Achilles – and Iphigenia’s ultimate acceptance of her fate. Through dramatic dance scenes woven together with a recurring ensemble-the Greek chorus, the part-narrative, part-abstract piece unfolds, reintroducing audiences to this beautifully tragic story.
On Distant Shores (2011)
On Distant Shores…A Redemption Fantasy evokes the ancient myth of Helen of Troy. “I always thought Helen got a bad rap,” says Pascal Rioult. In this work he sets out to redeem her, imagining she is brought to Troy against her will, where she encounters four god-like warriors.
Cassandra’s Curse (World Premiere)
The world premiere of Pascal’s new work, Cassandra’s Curse, is set to a commissioned score by acclaimed composer Richard Danielpour and will premiere with live music. Loosely based on Euripides’ The Trojan Women, this dance reveals the character of Cassandra, whose gift of prophecy allows her to foresee the unfortunate fate of Troy, though not a soul believes her. Her curse is a metaphor for a society’s tendencies to ignore the voice of reason and to repeat its history of war and violence.
Cassandra’s Curse is co-commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Dance and created in part with the support from the Made in Wickenburg Residency program with funding from the R. H. Johnson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF, and the Wellik Foundation.
Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm*; Friday, June 24 at 8pm; Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26 at 2pm
*Gala immediately following this performance at Studio 450.
Dream Suite (2014)
Dream Suite is a contemporary take on romanticism. The contrasting mood of Tchaikovsky’s “Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C Major” is juxtaposed with more aggressive, rhythmic and athletic movement. With a palette inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall, this thoroughly contemporary work delves into the surreal as it evolves.
Polymorphous (2015) – NYC Premiere
Set to selections from J.S. Bach’s “The Well Tempered Clavier,” 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.
Duets, a series of duets and double duets drawn from Pascal Rioult’s extensive repertory, captures his knack for distinctive partnering.
Bolero, one of Rioult’s most popular works, is a bold and unique interpretation of Ravel’s famous musical score. Its perpetual motion and ever-changing patterns build to an inevitable climax, creating a riveting tour de force.
RIOULT Dance NY, founded in 1994, 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 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. www.rioult.org
RIOULT Dance NY’s 2016 NY Season is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by: Fund for New Works, a Kenneth French Legacy; The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Howard Gilman Foundation; The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; and The West Survivors Trust Fund.