L.O.S.T. (Losing One’s Self Temporarily)
Music in both pieces by Bruno Louchouarn
Running time 100 minutes with one intermission
Artistic Director, Jacques Heim
One of the major highlights of our 2014/15 season, Diavolo returns with a brand new two-part program L.O.S.T. (Losing One’s Self Temporarily), showcasing the company’s thrilling physicality. White Bird is thrilled to announce that we are receiving the World Premiere of Passengers, a dazzling work in which the performers fearlessly move around a giant morphing train.
In Cubicle the fearless Diavolo performers navigate a set of huge, weighty cubes. Their athleticism and grace in both works are astounding.
FOR ALL AGES
Sponsored By: ALBERT E. CHAFFIN, MD, FAAP
CAROL STREETER & HAROLD GOLDSTEIN
Diavolo | Architecture in Motion is based in Los Angeles and was founded by Artistic Director and choreographer Jacques Heim in 1992. Versed in modern, hip-hop, ballet, gymnastics, acrobatics and martial arts, the company uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. World famous for their use of props and sets the dancers display superhuman power, grace, and courage, all while striving to maintain and explore humanity in an ever increasing technological world.
∙ Diavolo|Architecture in Motion was founded in 1992 by Artistic Director Jacques Heim, and is based in Los Angeles, California.
∙ Jacques Heim was born and raised in Paris, France and started his career as a street performer. After receiving multiple art degrees from various schools, Heim not only founded and choreographed works for Diavolo but has created works for other companies in dance, theater, TV, and special events worldwide as well.
∙ Diavolo |Architecture in Motion® uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment.
∙ Styles of Dance: modern, hip-hop, ballet, as well as gymnastics and acrobatics, martial arts.
∙ The dancers who are from all over the world have a collaborative roll in the creation of pieces. Jacques Heim explains: “using a structured improvisation process, I engage dancers in a journey of “working out” with a new prop for at least six weeks- exploring the set’s possibilities, and cultivating the story behind the work.”
∙ Diavolo is world famous for their use of props and sets. Speaking of this Heim explains “The way we incorporate the structures they become the eleventh dancer on stage.”
∙ The show L.O.S.T. explores how physical space and structure can affect and manipulate our identities.
Part 1 Passengers(2016) asks the question “Are you a passenger or driver in your life?” as the dancers fearlessly move around a giant morphing staircase, that at times represents a train. In part 2 Cubicle(2015) The dancers navigate a set of huge weighty cubes, representing an office workspace, and explore ways of finding and freeing their identities from the monotonous confining structures. Like many Diavolo pieces there is an attempt to maintain humanity in an increasingly technological world.
∙ Diavolo has won multiple awards both nationally and internationally, most recently In April 2016 Mr. Heim won the Barney Creative Prize award from White Bird!
∙ Aside from performing, the company reaches community members through intensives, young people’s concerts, and workshops for various community centers both at home and on the road.
∙ Fun Fact: Cubicle is inspired by George Orwell’s novel 1984