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RIOULT DANCE NY PRESENTS ITS 2019 SPRING SEASON ON MAY 17-18
May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 PM$15 – $35
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER PASCAL RIOULT’S
WORLD PREMIERE OF “SHORT STORIES” PLUS
HIS ICONIC “THE VIOLET HOUR” AND EVOCATIVE “NOSTALGHIA”
AMERICAN WRITERS JOYCE CAROL OATES AND T.S. ELIOT;
RUSSIAN FILMMAKER ANDREI TARKOVSKY
“Short Stories” – 2019 World Premiere
All of the “Short Stories” performed will take their inspiration from Joyce Carol Oates, a critically recognized American master of short fiction drawing comparisons to Anton Chekov and Henry James. Rioult, whose work is largely abstract, will stick closely to the plot lines in his danced interpretations of Oates’ stories. These are domestic dramas in rural settings; a slice of life, eerily familiar with some stories based on real life incidents.
“The Violet Hour” (2012)
RIOULT’s “The Violet Hour” first made its debut seven years ago. Influenced by T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” and “The Hollow Men,” the piece is presented as one in two almost seamless scenes, respectful of each poem’s distinctive mood and visual imagery. Set to “Tres Lent,” and a commissioned score, “Catching A Wave,” both by Grammy-Winning composer Joan Tower, the production takes its “dance” name from the time of day when the sun sets and the sky fades to violet.
With a commissioned score by Polina Nazaykinskaya, “Nostalghia” takes its name from Andrei Tarkovsky’s melancholy film of the same name, his first made outside his Russian homeland of which he had been exiled. In his autobiography, “Sculpting in Time,” Tarkovsky wrote: “In a certain sense the past is far more real, or at any rate more stable, more resilient than the present. The present slips and vanishes like sand between the fingers, acquiring material weight, only in its recollection.”
RIOULT Dance NY is led by husband-and-wife team, Artistic Director/Choreographer Pascal Rioult and Associate Artistic Director Joyce Herring.
Dancers: Chaney Briggs, Christopher Bursley, Catherine Cooch, Alexander Druzbanski, Brian Flynn, Charis Haines, Jere Hunt, Corinna Lee Nicholson, Katharine Rygiel, Sara Seger, Michael Spencer Phillips, Sabatino A. Verlezza.
Tickets can be purchased at Ticket Central’s Box Office: (212) 279-4200, https://bit.ly/2TiicEV