Gottesman RTW Academy
Dec
6
10:30 AM10:30

Gottesman RTW Academy

  • 146 Dover Chester Road Randolph, NJ, 07869 United States (map)
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ARD brings a selection of repertoire for a performance and mini residency at the Gottesman RTW Academy Early Childhood Center!

With a mission to inspire intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, GRTWA aims to to nurture students in an environment infused with the richness of Jewish life. Through dance and discussion, students and their families will celebrate the beauty of Shabbat - experiencing specifically curated and reflective programming at their own school.

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Second Saturdays at Central Presbyterian Church
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Second Saturdays at Central Presbyterian Church

Launched in September 2017, Central Presbyterian Church wanted to serve young children and families in their community— a demographic we felt was often overlooked or had activities available but at a high cost.

They have partnered with local arts organizations and businesses over the last several months to bring these free (or by suggested donation) events to the public. Events are held every second Saturday of the month at 3pm at Central Presbyterian Church from September through June.

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ARD for Ballet Vero Beach!
Aug
13
to Aug 18

ARD for Ballet Vero Beach!

After an enthusiastic reception at the 2017 Riverside Dance Festival, we are thrilled to announce that this collaboration continues! ARD will spend a week in residence setting "Ori" on Ballet Vero Beach for their 2019 season and beyond, making them the first company outside of ARD to perform this acclaimed work.

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2018 Battery Dance Festival
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Battery Dance Festival

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

ARD joins the lineup at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park on Sunday, August 12th from 7-9pm.

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ARD Company Audition
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

ARD Company Audition

Ariel Rivka Dance seeks 1-2 female dancers for paid company positions (rehearsals paid hourly, performance stipend), and 1-2 female apprentices (paid performances when needed) with the possibility of future promotion to full company member. The initial contract will run for one year beginning in August 2018, including festival performances, national touring, possible international touring, and ARD’s annual New York City Performance Season at New York Live Arts.  Rehearsals are Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 12-3.  Dancers must be available for the regular company rehearsal schedule to be considered.  Further details will be released upon workshop/audition registration.

Interested dancers should have very strong modern and ballet technique and should be mature, commanding performers; we want excellent technicians who can really move!  We enjoy a fun and productive working environment, and a positive, enthusiastic and professional attitude is vital.  We are looking for versatile and creative artists who will be committed, long-term company members. All ethnicities are welcome and encouraged.  

Auditions are by appointment only and will take place on Wednesday, August 1st, with callbacks the same day.  Email ariel@arielrivkadance.com to schedule your appointment.

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Pre-Audition Workshops
Jul
30
to Jul 31

Pre-Audition Workshops

ARD will hold two Pre-Audition Technique and Repertory Workshops on Monday July 30th and Tuesday July 31st from 10-12 in preparation for our Company Audition on 8/1.

Workshops will feature an abbreviated class taught by members of ARD, followed by repertory work with Artistic Director Ariel Grossman and the company. The cost of each workshop is $25 ($45 for both), and both sessions will cover different material for the audition and provide an invaluable extra opportunity for the company to get to know potential dancers. Attendance at one or both workshops is not required but is definitely recommended! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register early to guarantee a spot!

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GRTW Academy Performance
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

GRTW Academy Performance

ARD brings a selection of repertoire to GRTW Academy in Randolph, New Jersey!

With a mission to inspire intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, GRTWA aims to to nurture students in an environment infused with the richness of Jewish life. Through dance and discussion, students and their families will celebrate the beauty of Shabbat - experiencing specifically curated and reflective programming at their own school.

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ARD with Amy Marshall Dance Company & Guest Choreographer Chanel DaSilva
May
17
to May 19

ARD with Amy Marshall Dance Company & Guest Choreographer Chanel DaSilva

ARD collaborates with Amy Marshall Dance Company and Chanel DaSilva for a season dedicated to empowering female expression.

For the 11th season, ARD presents two new works: She, a dance that delves into the emotional waves of motherhood, and a solo work that reflects on the sacrifices one makes for passion, which will be amplified by visual projections. In addition to ARD’s acclaimed No Words, Amy Marshall Dance Company joins the program to showcase eighteen years of inspiring, dramatic dance. And after a successful debut at the 2017 ARD season, Chanel daSilva returns to set a premiere piece on four ARD dancers with her signature energetic style.

Runtime: 80 minutes

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NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE+ at BAM Fisher!
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE+ at BAM Fisher!

NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE+ an series promoting the work of emerging to mid-career choreographers at different exciting and prestigious venues.

ARD joins a lineup of 8 choreographers working in New Jersey and New York for an unforgettable matinee performance at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space).

TICKETS:
Early Bird Price (through 3/25): $18
After 3/25: $22

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FED: Women's Purim Brunch
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

FED: Women's Purim Brunch

  • West 121st Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
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It's an Esther-avaganza!

ARD brings an excerpt of "The Book of Esther" to the FED's women's-only brunch in honor of Purim, when a woman saved the day! Participants will learn with Sivan Rotholz about Queens Esther and Vashti of Purim lore and about the Mound of Ishtar -- the predecessor of today's hamantaschen -- while enjoying a delicious vegetarian meal and dance performance together. 

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Show Up & Dance 2018
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Show Up & Dance 2018

  • Loree Dance Theater, Rutgers University (map)
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ARD brings "Holly" to this years Show Up and Dance, highlighting chapters and students of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts. 

1pm & 3pm at the Loree Dance Theater @ Rutgers University, Douglass Campus.

Show Up and Dance is an opportunity for dance artists to exhibit their work in a supportive environment. Members of Dance New Jersey are invited to showcase a work in progress or present a complete work, as a means to solicit constructive feedback from peers and to gain exposure. The general public is invited to join in the fun for a nominal fee.  Members need not pay anything additional to participate, but pre-registration is required. 

Tickets available at the door: $10 General Public, $5 Children 12 & under/Seniors

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Baltimore Dance Invitational
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Baltimore Dance Invitational

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ARD returns to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts for an eclectic evening of original dance from across the region.

In advance - $20/adult; $10/child or student
At the door - $22/adult; $12/child or student
Children ages 15 and under are eligible for child prices.

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The Dance Gallery Festival
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Dance Gallery Festival

The Dance Gallery International Festival was created in 2007 by Astrid von Ussar and Mojca Ussar and has since become a well-known festival with annual showcases in New York City and Texas. ARD is thrilled to have been selected for the 11th season Artist Lineup!

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Roxbury Performing Arts Center
Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

Roxbury Performing Arts Center

See the stories of Vashti and Esther come to life in an interactive, educational, family-friendly performance. A condensed, 25-minute dance performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages. The afternoon will continue with samples of Ariel Rivka Dance repertoire. 

Before the performance, audiences enjoy a workshop with Artistic Director Ariel Grossman and Composer David Homan. The two will discuss the art of collaboration and how they use music and movement to tell a story

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Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

FED: Rosh Hashanah

  • West 121st Street and Fredrick Douglas New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
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ARD brings a special performance to this event, which features creative meditation, music, and a festive holiday dinner.

FED noun \ˈfed\

Dinner parties where you are fed by gourmet food, inspirational ideas, and the company and creative energy of your dinner companions.

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10th Anniversary Season
Sep
6
to Sep 10

10th Anniversary Season

Ariel Rivka Dance reflects on ten seasons of emotionally-stirring modern dance with a pair of career-spanning programs. Along with beloved repertory and fresh collaborations, including one New York and two world premieres, each evening also highlights work from peers including Chanel DaSilva (Program A), Taylor 2 (Program B), and RIOULT Dance NY’s Michael Phillips (Program B). ARD signature pieces, live music and a family-oriented program, will also be on display. Programs run 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission except for the Family Matinee which runs 1 hour.

Program A
Ariel Rivka Dance and Chanel DaSilva
Wed, Sep 6 at 7:30pm
Thu, Sep 7 at 7:30pm / $75 VIP ticket available. Includes preferential seating and access to ARD’s 10th Anniversary Celebration post-show.

Program B
Ariel Rivka Dance, Michael Phillips/RIOULT, Taylor 2
Fri, Sep 8 at 7:30pm / Pre-Show Talk at 7pm
Sat, Sep 9 at 7:30pm / $75 VIP ticket available. Includes preferential seating and access to ARD’s Closing Night Party post-show.

Family Matinee
Ariel Rivka Dance
Sat, Sep 9 at 2pm / $1 Child ticket available.

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Riverside Dance Festival
Jul
24
to Aug 5

Riverside Dance Festival

The Riverside Dance Festival is a unique experience in Intensive Summer Study for ages 10 and up, presented by Riverside Theatre and Ballet Vero Beach. Accepted students will experience day-to-day life with New York's acclaimed "Ariel Rivka Dance." Students will have the opportunity to take daily technique classes in Ballet and Contemporary Dance forms from ARD and Riverside’s own distinguished faculty, they will also participate in master classes, open rehearsals, and work towards the creation of their own work to be performed alongside ARD in a mixed repertory concert to culminate the festival.

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A Look Behind the Scenes
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

A Look Behind the Scenes

Join us for our 3rd annual board-hosted party, an engaging evening with the dancers, creators and supporters behind Ariel Rivka Dance!

Saturday, May 20 at 7:30pm at New York Live Arts

Tickets start at $50 and include wine, cheese, dessert and snacks all evening!

In celebration of ARD's 10th season, the company will perform choreography spanning their entire repertoire, and share the evolution of their latest creation No Words. The newest member of ARD, costume designer Mondo Morales, will discuss his collaboration on No Words as well as the re-costuming of Box and Ori.

We look forward to welcoming you into our creative process! 

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Brooklyn Bridge Dance Festival
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Brooklyn Bridge Dance Festival

GK ArtsCenter presents the inaugural season of the Brooklyn Bridge Dance Festival! Curated by Jonathan Howard Katz, artistic director of Periapsis Music and Dance, the festival brings together choreographers from New York City and beyond who have each found their own unique artistic voice.

Friday, April 28, 8:00 pm: 
- Ariel Rivka Dance
- Benjamin Briones Ballet
- ChristinaNoel & the Creature
- Gelsey Kirkland Ballet
- Mari Meade Dance Collective (MMDC) 
- Thomas/Ortiz Dance

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"The Book of Esther" and Other Works
Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

"The Book of Esther" and Other Works

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Presented in partnership with The Associated Pomegranate Society

With elegant energy and fluid choreography by Ariel Grossman, Ariel Rivka Dance’s The Book of Esther investigates, through emotionally driven movement, the biblical stories of Queen Vashti and Queen Esther, epitomizing the Jewish traditions of community, collaboration, and support. Featuring a strong and vibrant all-female cast and a distinctive melodic musical score by Grossman’s husband, David Homan, this beautiful dance adaptation of the well-known Purim story wrestles with issues women have faced in both historical and modern times.

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ARD Rep Concert - Houston
Jan
22
3:00 PM15:00

ARD Rep Concert - Houston

  • Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston (map)
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Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) shares an afternoon of its repertoire. The work explores emotionally driven movement with underlying currents of technique and structure. In this all-female contemporary dance company, each of the eight women brings a particular perspective and interpretation of the choreography resulting in a stunning collaboration.

Collaboration and accessibility are the heart of ARD, and we produce shows that incorporate various styles of dance and original music by composer David Homan, exposing our audiences to quality artistry in an inviting way.

$20 Member | $30 Public | $16 Senior Member | $24 Senior Public | $15 Student

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The Book of Esther - Houston
Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Book of Esther - Houston

  • Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston (map)
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The Book of Esther: 
The Journey of Queen Vasti and Queen Esther

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston event for
PJ Library Families and Public

See the stories of Vashti and Esther come to life in an interactive, educational, family-friendly performance. A condensed, 25-minute dance performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages.

Before the performance, audiences enjoy a workshop with Artistic Director Ariel Grossman and Composer David Homan. The two will discuss the art of collaboration and how they use music and movement to tell a story. 

FREE | Family Program | Recommended for ages 3–5

 

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