Lively Arts Hosts Dance Masterclass and Auditions with RIOULT Dance NY

Posted on 2/11/2016 10:09:47 AM

Rioult 200The renowned dance company RIOULT Dance NY is presenting a special dance masterclass for dance students, ages 9–12, from 6:00–7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, in the Rehearsal Studio of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

If interested, the students will also have the opportunity immediately after the class at 7:00 p.m. to audition for a part in RIOULT's February 23 performance in Fisher Auditorium of its family-friendly dance piece, Fables.

The masterclass is on modern dance and is designed to introduce the student to modern dance technique and vocabulary. Students will learn elements of “contraction and release,” explore rhythmic diversity and the power of music through movement, and continue to develop their skills and discipline.

Fables is based on the work of Aesop and the Indian fables of Bidpaj. Selected students will have the opportunity to rehearse with RIOULT dancers in a four-day residency that will prepare them to perform on stage in Fables. Students will be auditioning for the role of an Ant, of which there are seven available. Also auditioning separately are college-age dancers for the role of a Hare.

Find more information on all of the educational outreach being presented by RIOULT. If you are interested in participating in the masterclass and/or auditioning for a part in Fables, you must e-mail Jeff Wacker, the Lively Arts coordinator for arts-in-education services, at, or call 724-357-4565, in order to receive the necessary forms.