On Distant Shores

On Distant Shores (2011) – excerpt –

Shimmering, On Distant Shores evokes ancient myths while feeling thoroughly contemporary “I had always thought that Helen got a bad rap,” says Rioult as he set out to redeem Helen of Troy’s reputation.

What transpires?  Rioult imagines that Helen’s is brought to Troy against her will.  Four god-like young warriors awaken to partner Helen in fleeting duets, in the end, she continues to walk in a path of light as the heroes fade into a dream.

Length: 22 minutes
Music: Aaron J. Kernis, “On Distant Shores”
Lighting: David Finley
Costumes: Pilar Limosner
Narration: Jacqueline Chambord
Conductor: Aaron J. Kernis

RIOULT.org  –  Touring Calendar  –  amy@rioult.org

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