RIOULT Dance NY to perform at 48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park – Huntington, NY Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:30pm

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July 28, 2014

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RIOULT Dance NY to perform at

48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival

Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park – Huntington, NY

Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:30pm

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will perform on August 3, 2014 at 8:30pm as part of the 48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival at Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park in Huntington, NY.  Tickets are free.


The evening will include:

Views of the Fleeting World was inspired by the ancient woodblock prints of the Japanese master Hiroshige and the ingenious structure of Bach’s musical score. The ephemeral quality of all living things and the eternal cycle of life are the themes that Mr. Rioult found common, and explored in this contemporary dance work. Each of the nine short vignettes – “Orchard,” “Gathering Storm,” “Wild Horses,” “Dusk, Rain,” “Night Ride,” “Summer Wind,” “Moonlight,” and “Flowing River” – captures a moment in time and nature through the colors, lines and rhythm of the dance. These moments reflect the depth of emotion that can be found in such seemingly spare and simple elements.

On Distant Shores 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 though ultimately walks alone as it all fades into a dream.

Bolero 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.

The performance is supported, in part, by New York State Dance Force.

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 Artistic Director/Choreographer Pascal Rioult and Associate Artistic Director 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 2013-2014 20th Anniversary Season include: Shana Alexander Charitable Foundation; Assured Guaranty; The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund; Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; Fund for New Works, a Kenneth French Legacy; Gordon & Harriet Greenfield Foundation; The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; Jana Foundation; Kendall-Parker Associates LLC; Kingsborough Community College; LaGuardia Community College; National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; Sidley Austin LLP; TAG Creative; Target; and Viking River Cruises.


The Huntington Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that produces a multi-discipline arts festival entering its 49th season. The Huntington Summer Arts Festival (HSAF) takes place in Heckscher Park at Huntington Village, Long Island and is presented through the Town of Huntington. HSAF is FREE to the public, which embraces the entire family and draws more than 50,000 people during its seven-week schedule . The Chapin Rainbow Stage, an outdoor covered proscenium amphitheatre with grounds seating up to 7 ,000+ people, graces the Festival, and houses artist facilities onsite. Past acts have included: G.E. Smith, Pheobe Snow , Janis Ian, The Klezmatics , Richie Havens, Fabulous Thunderbirds , Terence Simien, Diane Schuur, Paula Cole, Livingston Taylor. Our mission is to present the best visiting artists and the finest local performers . Our performance budget comes from the Town of Huntington, NY State Council of the Arts and local county grants, individuals and corporate sponsorship.


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