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Thanks to the generosity of our friends and patrons, RIOULT has become one of the most exhilarating companies of its time.

Your contributions allow RIOULT to create and present new works, preserve the pieces in its repertory, sustain its brilliant dancers, and reach public school students with our education program: DanceREACH.

As a supporter of RIOULT, you become a partner in the creative process as well as a Company insider. We encourage you and your friends to learn how to become a part of something unique and lasting. Gifts in any amount are most welcome and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Yes, I want to help create a bright future for RIOULT!

To donate via credit card or funds transfer using PayPal, select your support tier below, enter your selected amount in the box and click "donate". Then follow the instructions to complete your donation.


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$50 - $99 (Donor: Receive online newsletters)
$100 - $249 (Friend: All of the above, plus Receive advance notice of performances and benefits)
$250 - $499 (Benefactor: All of the above, plus listing in the NY season Playbill)
$1,000 - $4,999 (Founder: All of the above, plus exclusive studio showings and updates from Pascal and dancers while they are on the road performing)
$5,000 and above (Director's Circle: All of the above plus exclusive access backstage during the NY Season and autographed images of the company)

Donate via mail by sending a check payable to "Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre" to the following address:

246 West 38th Street, 8th floor
New York, N.Y. 10018

You may contact us regarding your donation by phone: 212-398-5901 or by email:


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Kenneth French Fund for New Works

In memory of Kenneth French
Kenneth French was a distinguished American actor (1926-2000) who performed on stage, in film and appeared in performances with several prominent dance companies. Ken was a personal friend, supporter of RIOULT and an integral part of the company. He originated the role of the Narrator in Pascal Rioult's "Fables", a performance marked by intelligence, charm and sincerity.

What is the Kenneth French Fund for New Works?
Kenneth French was an enthusiastic early supporter of Pascal Rioult's choreography. At his death, Ken left a generous bequest to the company with which the RIOULT Board created the Kenneth French Fund for New Works. The Fund has become a living memorial to Ken's support of Pascal's artistic vision. The KFF has been a source of commission, co-commission or completion funding for many of RIOULT's works. Over the past four years, the fund has been supplemented by generous patrons who wish to earmark their gifts exclusively to the creative effort of the company. Every dollar contributed goes only to the creation, reworking or production of works for RIOULT

What does the Kenneth French Fund mean to the creative process?
At all levels of giving, the KFF provides direct support to the creative process. The Commissioners and Co-Commissioners provide funding for a specific work or artistic collaboration. The Special Funders provide funding for a specific aspect of the work (set, costumes, music...). The KFF Patrons provide an ongoing financial resource for the creative process. These funds support pieces that have been partially funded or have a final budget in excess of earlier projections. Despite disciplined guidelines, the process of creating a work has many variables; it has a life of its own and is somewhat unpredictable. The KFF Patrons provide the artist with a financial flexibility and sense of security to continue to an optimal result.

Be a part of the creation, and play a leading role!
The unique aspect of the KFF is that supporters who wish to donate specifically to the creative process can do so without having to individually commission a work. For a pledge of only $3,000 which can be granted over a three year period, you can become part of the process of developing a dance work. Now you can play an important part in the creation of Pascal Rioult's new work just as KFF previously supported Firebird, Veneziana and Les Noces. The Company hosts an annual KFF private event to which all KFF participants and their guests are invited.

Contact Judy Boomer if you would like to discuss gifting levels, co-commissions or commissions, at 212-398-5901 or [email protected]

Kenneth French Fund Donors

Commissioners: Donald L. Holley, The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation, The Grand Marnier Foundation, The Harriet and Gordon Greenfield Foundation, Richard Korn

Platinum Patrons: Crédit Industriel et Commercial, Joseph & Susan Armbrust, Judy Boomer, Judy S. & Sheldon Gordon, Hope Greenfield, Kris Heinzelman, Hazel S. Kandall, Dianne La Basse, Franco Mueller & Penelope Scott, Lisa Mueller, Wendy E. Ormond, Lee & Marvin Traub

Gold Patrons: Susan P. & Dod Fraser, Amy Harrison, Holly Wade Lewis, Charles O'Neal, In Memory of Mark Borneman, Anonymous (2)

Silver Patrons: Callum & Cathie Barton, Katherine E. Breedis, Susan B. Cohen, Dr. Robert Davis, Linda Ellis & The Leonard Abess Family in Memory of James Ellis, Harry Feiner & Susan Fleck Feiner, David Finley, Beau Gage & Glenn Ousterhout, Anthony C. Gooch & Linda B. Klein, Ruth Ann & Stephen Heller, Melinda Krasting, Bokyoung Kim & Roger Vitkansas, Marvin Luboff, Harsha Murthy, Anne & Kai Olderog, John H. Parker, Terry Rieser, Ann & David Stuart, Kate Taylor, Time Warner Foundation, Peggy Traub & Phyllis Dicker, Timm Whitney