Acclaimed Dance Company Performing at IUP

Posted on 2/14/2016 10:03:48 PM

RIOULT dancersAs part of the Ovations! series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents RIOULT Dance NY. This robust and highly acclaimed contemporary ensemble will perform on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Making its debut in 1994, RIOULT Dance NY was established by Pascal Rioult through his own choreographic style and beautiful musical works. Rioult has performed with the companies of May O’Donnell and Paul Sanasardo, among others. He was then invited to join the Martha Graham Dance Company, where he performed in prestigious roles as a principal dancer.

RIOULT Dance NY has performed throughout North America, as well as internationally in places such as Rioult’s home country of France.

The company also conducts a vast amount of arts education and community outreach programs, and offers dance training to the public through workshops and classes. While at IUP, they will conduct several community classes as well as rehearsals to incorporate local auditioned performers in one of the works to be performed.

In Fisher Auditorium, RIOULT Dance NY will perform two works: Dream Suite and Fables. Dream Suite is a modern take on Romanticism with aggressive, rhythmic, and athletic choreography contrasting to Tchailovsky’s Orchestral Suite No.2 in C Major.

Fables is a family-friendly program which highlights age-old tales of Jean de La Fontain. Fables will incorporate several community and IUP dancers performing with the company as well as two local narrators.

Tickets for this event are available now, either online or the Lively Arts’ online ticketing website. They can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or by calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 357-1313.

Seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $28 for regular admission, $24 for seniors and groups, and $16 for students and children.

For more information on this and other events from the Lively Arts, call (724) 357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail

The Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.

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