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!
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
ARD brings a special performance to this event, which features creative meditation, music, and a festive holiday dinner.
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Dinner parties where you are fed by gourmet food, inspirational ideas, and the company and creative energy of your dinner companions.
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.
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.
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.
Ariel Rivka Dance
Sat, Sep 9 at 2pm / $1 Child ticket available.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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