Saw the two sides of Rioult Dance NY at the Joyce Theater tonight.
First, one of Pascal Rioult’s first work as he formed his company. Second, a new world premier built on rock music.
My favorite part of the night is actually the curtain chat. Really enjoyed watching the friendly collegial interactions between Pascal and the three dancers who’ve danced with him for 10-18 years. Also unforgettable is sitting behind the rows of teens cheering on the company. It’s wonderful to see a well-run organization where dancers stay, collaborate, and grow together… and one that is deeply committed to and connected to its community. Well done, Rioult Dance!