RIOULT Dance NY performs at Acadiana Center for the Arts
RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will perform on Wednesday and Thursday, November 19 and 20, 2014 at 7:30pm at the James Devin Moncus Theater at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501. Tickets range from $26.00 to $30.00 and are available at https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/ACA/?prod=Rioult. The Wednesday, November 19 performance will be preceded by a conversation with Artistic Director/Choreographer Pascal Rioult in the Atrium at 6:45pm.
Partially funded through the South Arts Dance Touring Initiative this multi-day residency will include a Lecture Demonstration for the Lafayette Parish Talented program, master classes for students at the LJ Alleman Arts Academy, Prairie Elementary School, and University of Louisiana Lafayette, and a community master class at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, Some rehearsals will be open to the public as well. For information on community engagement activities please contact Paige@AcadianaCenterfortheArts.
The evening performances will feature three dances from the company’s vast and varied repertory including Les Noces, Wien, and Celestial Tides. In Les Noces, set to Stravinsky’s eponymous score, Pascal Rioult modernizes the marriage ritual offering four couples caught somewhere between desire and fear. 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. The program closes with Celestial Tides, a stunning, abstract dance set to Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major.”