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Glorious Gala

Pascal Rioult presents a gift to honoree
Hope Greenfield (on right) during the 2008 Gala celebration.

RIOULT hosted its annual gala on June 3, where we honored Hope Greenfield and the Harriet and Gordon Greenfield Foundation. Hope has been a supporter of the company for many years and a board member since 2005. Her family has a long tradition of involvement in the performing arts, especially through the Greenfield Foundation, a private family foundation that supports music and music-related performing arts.

Crowd-pleasing New York Season

This year's New York Season, which closed on June 7, featured the debut of Pascal's latest work, "Views of the Fleeting World," commissioned by the Harriet and Gordon Greenfield Foundation. The new piece was met with tremendously positive feedback from viewers each night.

"The dance demanded attention for its choreographed patterns that exploded as quickly as they dissolved." - The Daily Gazette

"Sections titled 'Orchard,' 'Gathering Storm,' and 'Wild Horses' suggest the images of their titles, as Bach's solemn 'The Art of the Fugue,' arranged for chamber orchestra, provides a scaffold for the choreographer's canonic and contrapuntal arrangements of heroic lunges, contractions, twisting falls, and sustained extensions." - Gus Solomons Jr.

"The evening was magnificent. I've seen many modern dance companies, but this one was truly special. His choreographic style changed for each piece. The dancers were impeccably trained and their execution extraordinary. Each and every single dancer on that stage was giving 110% to his or her respective performance. I would love to see this company several times a season." - FUZE High 5 Tickets patron

RIOULT dances for DRA in Times Square

         Photo: Steve Rosen

RIOULT was delighted to join around 30 of New York's best dance companies on June 8 for Dancing at the Crossroads in Times Square, an annual free event sponsored by Dancers Responding to AIDS. The company performed an excerpt from "Prelude to Night," starring dancer Penelope Gonzales.