Diavolo Dance Theater – 2014 Concert Schedule
Diavolo Dance Theater company has toured all over the world,
including the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and now it is coming to a venue near you. Utilizing elements
from modern dance, acrobatics, and gymnastics, Diavolo Dance Theater's unique fusion of dance styles has made it popular with
critics and fans across the globe. Now Diavolo Dance Theater is hitting the road for their 2014 tour, and this is the perfect
time to make sure you get your tickets before they're all sold out. Be sure to visit StubHub today to get your tickets to
see Diavolo Dance Theater when they come to your city.
About Diavolo Dance Theater
Diavolo Dance Theater
was founded by Jacques Heim in 1992, after he graduated from the California Institute of the Arts. Since the group's inception,
Heim continues to choreograph works for Diavolo Dance Theater and tours with the group. Diavolo Dance Theater made its debut
in Europe at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1995, which is the world's largest arts festival, typically presenting over
2,000 shows and spanning several weeks. Diavolo also opened the performance series at the Getty Center Museum in 1998. About
a year later, Diavolo Dance Theater would go on to create its first full-evening length piece, "Catapult." The work explored
the relationship between men and women through time, and used large apparatuses during the performance, which have become
Diavolo Dance Theater's signature style. Shortly after, Diavolo embarked on its first full North American tour.
Diavolo Dance Theater premiered their work "Foreign Bodies," which was set to the music of Esa-Pekka Salonen, a Finnish composer.
Like the rest of their works, Foreign Bodies also included a large prop. Beginning with a cube, Foreign Bodies set out to
explore the intellectual and spiritual study of creation. The cube represented geometric form, following the idea that Rene
Descartes believed that the universe was born from geometric components. Their next work was "Fearful Symmetries," in 2010,
set to the music of John Adams. This work also started out with a large cube, allowing the shifting components to highlight
the relationship between mathematics and the human force that changes it. Diavolo Dance Theater described the performers as
representing factory workers within a mechanical world in which they reorganize and reconstruct their environment. Fearful
Symmetries was followed up by "Fluid Infinites" in 2013, set to the music of Philip Glass.
Diavolo Dance Theater
Diavolo Dance Theater had made its debut in Europe at the world's biggest arts festival, and from there,
the group gained steam and attracted a following. Once the group created their first full-evening length work, Catapult, they
had established themselves on the modern dance scene and had perfected their signature style of juxtaposing dynamic movements
with large props and apparatuses. In addition to his work with Diavolo, artistic director Jacques Heim has also worked with
Cirque du Soleil to choreograph their Las Vegas show "Ka," which proved to be very popular over the years. Heim's choreography
has also appeared on television shows, films, and special events around the world. He recently worked on BBC America's Dancing
With the Stars, and Bravo's Step It Up and Dance. Diavolo also started a smaller dance company that performed cabaret style
shows in the New Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Japan.
Diavolo Dance Theater Trivia
Did you know that Diavolo
engages in community outreach work?
In addition to their renowned performances and modern dance accomplishments, Diavolo
Dance Theater also engages in a lot of community work and educational outreach, including holding classes, seminars, and workshops
for people within the community. Both adults and children alike are invited to attend these events, which are typically held
at schools, hospitals, and juvenile detention centers.
From community outreach to groundbreaking
dancing, Diavolo Dance Theater is blazing a trail of success within the world of modern dance. For decades, this dance company
continues to push boundaries and test the limits of their dancing skills. Fans and critics have come to know Diavolo Dance
Theater for their interesting way of using the human body to interact with large onstage props. Whether they're using sofas,
doors, or stairs, Diavolo Dance Theater sets out to provide a backdrop that elicits hidden metaphors about the relationships
of humans within their modern environments. With a tight-knit group of performers that have cultivated trust with one another,
Diavolo Dance Theater is inspired to take great risks and push themselves to the limit, much to the delight of their fans
and audience members. Seeing a Diavolo Dance Theater performance reminds you of what modern dance is all about – rejecting
the rigidity of ballet and allowing expression without boundaries. When Diavolo Dance Theater comes to a venue near you, you
don't want to miss your chance to check out the amazing show. Be sure to visit StubHub today for your tickets to see Diavolo