Checking on the Arts
Thu February 23, 2012
Diavolo Dance Theatre
Diavolo Dance Theater is an internationally renowned modern acrobatic dance company. Diavolo company members are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes and, above all, teammates.
Under the guidance of Artistic Director Jacques Heim, the Company has developed a reputation for stunning, innovative movement on oversized surrealistic sets and everyday structures. Through working together, Diavolo dancers explore the challenges of relationships, the absurdities of life, and the struggles to maintain our humanity.
Jacques Heim founded Diavolo Dance Theater in 1992. Based in Los Angeles ever since, Diavolo was officially recognized as a cultural treasure by the City of Los Angeles in 2007. The 2011-12 season marks Diavolo’s thirteenth U.S. tour, with over fourteen weeks on the road in twenty cities. In addition, Diavolo has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Diavolo has also created unique performance events for corporate clients such as Wells Fargo, Honda, Sebastian Inc, and General Motors.
Chisa Yamaguchi, Educational Outreach Director for Diavolo speaks with Darel Snodgrass about their upcoming performance at GPAC, Friday, March 2, 2012.
Highlights from Diavolo's 2011 season: