Friday, November 9, 12:30 p.m.
Diavolo was founded in 1992 in Los Angeles by Jacques Heim to
create large-scale interdisciplinary performances which examine the funny and frightening ways individuals act with their environment. Constantly changing the image presented to the audience, Diavolo
has developed a movement vocabulary that creates an almost cinematic experience of powerful images that develop abstract narratives of the human condition.
The company is comprised of dancers, gymnasts and actors who create performances collaboratively under the guidance of Heim.
The sets created are outrageous and surrealistic and form an
intrinsic part of each piece of work. Everyday items such as doors, chairs and stairways provide the back-drop for dramatic movement – leaping, flying, twirling – that creates metaphors for the challenge of
relationships, the absurdities of life and the struggle to maintain our humanity in an increasingly technological world.
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Program Length: 60 minutes
Teaching materials available
Illinois Learning Standards
Next Class Acts Performance