Celebrating Edith Piaf’s 100th Birthday: RIOULT Dance NY Presents “STREET SINGER”

Pictured: Christine Andreas belting out Edith Piaf numbers while Pascal Rioult looks on. © RIOULT Dance NY.

Pictured: Christine Andreas belting out Edith Piaf numbers while Pascal Rioult looks on. © RIOULT Dance NY.

Sammi Lim for The Dance Enthusiast: Was it hard deciding who could fill the shoes of La Môme Piaf (the kid sparrow)? Or was Ms. Christine Andreas the obvious choice?

Pascal Rioult, Artistic Director of RIOULT Dance: There were a few candidates, but Christine Andreas was, for me, the immediate and obvious choice. Apart from having such a beautiful voice and being an accomplished Broadway actress, I could tell that her heart was in the “right place” when I heard her Piaf. I could feel that she cared and understood about Piaf, the same way I do. To do what we are trying to do, you need a “true” artist, a human being, not a star. I feel very lucky to have found her and that she is willing to share her talent with us.

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