Aurelia's Oratorio, an Intoxicating Evening of Physical Theater
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Dance company Diavolo has developed a reputation for their athletic, acrobatic, dramatic movement on larger-than-life, surrealistic sets and structures. These internationally renowned performers are more than just dancers -- they're gymnasts, actors and athletes who rely on teamwork as well as skill. Under the guidance of artistic director Jacques Heim, they investigate the relationship between humans and the architectural environment and the ways in which these urban structures affect us socially, emotionally and physically. Spoken word artist Steve Connell brings voice to the ideas presented by Diavolo. This pre-sale offer gives you access to some of the best seats before tickets go on sale to the general public. Learn More
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Featured review from Scott G.G. Haller
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Kind of a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group.
It was full of dream-like images of an upside down world: things tossed off stage right land back on stage from the other side, a shadow walking upright with the man sliding along the floor, a puppet show where the audience was made up of puppets, a woman opening her gown to reveal her body to literally be an hour glass as she disappears into the pouring sand...
I'm still not sure what they all meant, but it had me chuckling at the inventive alterations of seemingly normal things.
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“A bewitching 70 minutes in which the nightmarish and the dreamy meet and disintegrate in a puff of smoke and the whistle of a train.” —The Guardian
Directed and Designed by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin; Performed by Aurélia Thierrée
West Coast Premiere
Welcome to a ravishing world of adventure in which dreams come to life and the miraculous unfolds before your very eyes. A brilliant display of physical theater, acrobatics and dazzling stage invention, Aurélia’s Oratorio is inspired by the magic of the music hall, variety show and circus to create an intoxicating concoction of illusion and fantasy. Sister of visionary ringmaster James Thierrée, who last dazzled UCLA Live audiences with his spellbinding Junebug Symphony, the elegant and waif-like Aurélia Thierrée evokes a world of nostalgia and child-like wonder in this astonishing production created for her by her mother Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, a pioneering member of “new circus” troupes Cirque Invisible and Cirque Imaginaire.