OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned American modern dance company Rioult Dance NY will perform Wednesday (Nov. 5) at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Campus Connection Series.
The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $30 at the UM Box Office inside the Ole Miss Student Union.
Besides the performance, the 10-dancer company offers dance training to the public through classes and workshops along their tour.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring Rioult Dance NY to the Ford Center for an extended residency as part of the Dance Touring Initiative by SouthArts and the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Norman Easterbrook, Ford Center director. “Rioult is a beautiful dance company that has much to share with our community. We hope that as many as possible will join us for these activities. They are free and open to the public with no experience required.”
The public can meet members of the dance company at 2 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 2) at Lamar Park. At 3:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 3), Rioult will conduct a high school dance workshop at Lafayette High School’s practice gym. A free company class is scheduled for 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 4) at the Ford Center, followed by a free, public rehearsal at 3 p.m.
Based in New York City, the dance company was founded in 1994 by artistic director and choreographer Pascal Rioult. It quickly earned a reputation for presenting Rioult’s musical works in a sensual and exquisite manner. The company celebrates its 20th anniversary this season.
For more information about the show, visit the Ford Center’s website.