What is DIAVOLO?
A distinct style of Architecture in Motion…
DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® uses dance to explore the relationship
between the human body and its architectural environment. Artistic Director
Jacques Heim steers DIAVOLO’s diverse team of dancers, designers,
choreographers and engineers to create visceral and awe-inspiring works that
reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically and socially by the spaces we
inhabit. Meticulously designed bespoke architectural structures serve as the
central inspiration for each work, activated by the stylistically varied and intensely
physical choreography which has become the hallmark of this truly original
company throughout its rich 25 year history. Through The DIAVOLO Institute the
company also provides educational and outreach opportunities to people of all
ages and abilities while touring internationally and at home in Los Angeles,
sharing the pioneering art form and the power of dance as a means of social
What we do on stage is like a live abstract painting. There is no narrative,
but strong themes pervade the work such as human struggle, fear, danger, survival,
chaos, order, deconstruction, reconstruction, destiny, destination, faith, and love.
– Jacques Heim, Artistic Director
|Founded in 1992 by Jacques Heim, DIAVOLO has performed for hundreds of thousands of concertgoers throughout the U.S, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
||DIAVOLO has created dozens of dance works that form one of the dance field’s most compelling repertoires.
||DIAVOLO brings dance to tens of thousands of community members annually through young people’s concerts, in-school assemblies, intensive trainings, master classes, and residencies nationwide.