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

impact.

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.


Mission

The mission of DIAVOLO is to further

the transformative style of Architecture in Motion

by providing dance performances, training, and community programs for all.

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion®

explores the relation and interaction between

the human body and its architectural environment

to understand how we are being affected not only socially, but

physically and emotionally.



History


Founded in 1992 by French-born choreographer and visionary Jacques Heim, DIAVOLO is a cultural pillar of the Los Angeles community and has performed for hundreds of thousands of concertgoers worldwide as well as millions more on television.

A chronology of DIAVOLO’S trajectory, since its inception in 1992 to present:

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Artistic Vision

by Jacques Heim, Artistic Director

As Modern society becomes more complex with new technologies and marvelous possibilities, the everyday act of survival becomes increasingly fraught with danger and anxiety. My work investigates the latent absurdities of contemporary human life and seeks to recontextualize those absurdities through the body, exploring the influences of the environment, possessions and relationships.
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People

Company Biographies



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Jacques Heim
Artistic Director



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Jennifer Cheng
Executive Director



Amy Tuley
Amy Tuley
Rehearsal Director



Ana Brotons
Ana Brotons
Performer



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Majella Loughran
Performer



Ezra Masse-Mahar
Ezra Masse-Mahar
Performer | Production Assistant



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Jessie Ryan
Performer



Connor Senning
Connor Senning
Performer



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Kellie St. Pierre
Performer



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Rico Velazquez
Performer



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Erin White
Performer



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Matt Wagner
Performer



Dusty Alvarado
Dusty Alvarado
Institute Director



José
José Hernandez
Development Manager



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Renée Larsen Engmyr
Director of Production



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Matt Wells
Chief Operating Officer



Aubrey
Aubrey Lawrence
Institute Dancer




Board of Directors

Mary Ellen Stuart, Chair
Bill Hranchak, Treasurer
Jennifer Cheng
Jacques Heim
Doug Huberman
Priya Sopori



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Patrons

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Thanks to all our supporters!


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Press Room


"For 20 years, Diavolo has been Los Angeles' wild child, a company of
daredevil dancers leaping and cavorting on pitching wheels, Goliath
walls and other playground equipment from a super-size Wonderland."
- Los Angeles Times

For media inquiries, contact:







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Space Rental

The DIAVOLO space is situated in the Brewery, one of the largest arts complexes
in the world, located just northeast of Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Featuring a spacious stage with flexible
seating and an ample tech package, it is
available for rentals of all sorts, including
performances, rehearsals, workshops,
private events and film shoots.

 

 

For information about renting the DIAVOLO space,
including rates and booking, email rentals@diavolo.org or call 323-225-4290.


Contact

(323) 225-4290
info@diavolo.org

Booking:

Jennifer Cheng
jennifer@diavolo.org

Getting to the DIAVOLO Space

 

The DIAVOLO space is conveniently located just northeast of
downtown Los Angeles in the Brewery Arts Complex at:

 

616 Moulton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031

There is ample free parking located in the parking lot surrounding the building.

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Note: The DIAVOLO Space is used for select performances, classes, and events. Many of the Company’s activities
take place in concert halls, community spaces and other locations. Please be sure to check the location listing on
our Calendar.

 

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From the West Side: Take I-10 East, take I-5 North toward Sacramento for one mile, take exit 136A toward Main Street, turn right onto Daly Street, take the second right onto N. Main Street, take the second left onto Moulton Avenue.From the South Bay: Take 1-110 North toward Los Angeles, merge onto I-10 East toward San Bernardino. Take 1-5 North toward Sacramento for one mile, take exit 136A toward Main Street, turn right onto Daly Street, take the second right onto N. Main Street, take the second left onto Moulton Avenue.From the San Fernando Valley: Take I-5 South, exit 136 toward Main Street, take the first right onto N. Main. Take the first left onto Moulton Avenue. DIAVOLO is located within short walking distance of the bus stop at: Main Street / Ave. 20, and approximately 2/10ths of a mile from the bus stop at Daly / Main. For a complete list of bus schedules, transfer information, and fares, visit the LA DOT web site or LA Metro web site.901 North Spring Street at the intersection of North Spring Street and College Street. For a complete list of schedules, transfer information, and fares, visit the LA Metro web site. DIAVOLO is located approximately 1.1 miles from the Chinatown Metro Rail station on the Gold Line, located at 901 North Spring Street at the intersection of North Spring Street and College Street. For a complete list of schedules, transfer information, and fares, visit the LA Metro web site.

 

Trip Planner on transit.511.org

 

For a complete guide to reaching DIAVOLO via public transit, visit Go511.org.

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