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Diavolo Dance Theater - Transit SpaceDance
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
5/16/2014 - 5/17/2014
From Los Angeles, California
Jacques Heim, artistic director
The daredevils of dance take on the skateboard culture with high-flying energy in two programs.
The acclaimed work, Transit Space, is an unforgettable feat of athletic wizardry. Influenced by the documentary film, Dogtown and Z-Boys, the piece uses skateboard ramps as set pieces to create an urban environment with constantly shifting emotional and physical spaces. Powerful and, oh so cool, these skateboarding superstars zoom up and fly, redefining the boundaries of gravity.
Trajectoire is a visceral and inspirational journey. Set on an abstract Twenty-First Century Galleon, the group is set adrift – sink or swim – upon the ever-shifting landscape of human relations in modern society. At journey’s end, the piece shows the transcendence of the human soul against all odds. With boundless flexibility and daring, the Diavolo performers create unanticipated visual wonders.
Program A - May 16
D2R | Door | Bench | Wheel/Humachina
Program B - May 17
Tickets: $42, $38, $32; patrons under 30: $21.50, $19, $16
$100 Gold Seats include vip seating, admission to the Gold Bar, and complimentary beverages
“Word class: exacting choreography. Elegance, power, beauty with the thrill of danger, a special way of dancing..."
–Hannoversche Allgemeine, Germany
“Heim puts his feel for props, his knack for kinetic drama and his taste for danger in the service of a metaphor, and the result is dazzling.”
–Newsday, New York