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32590 Star Starred
Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-665-5857
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

MY COUSIN OMAR OLIVAS IS ONE OF THE DANCERS, I HAVE SEEN HIM SINCE DAY ONE, AND I MUST SAY THAT NOT JUST BECAUSE I AM HIS OLDER COUSIN, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I SEEN HIM IN. I WAS IMPRESSED BY EVERYTHING. I KNOW SOME TIME CONSTARAINTS THAT...continued

reviewed Nov 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from J
25 events 18 reviews

Amazing dance, as always. DJ was too loud, and inappropriate lyrics in music. Didn't come up to par w/ quality of dance co. "Slap My Bitch Up" really didn't suit the contemporary genre or choreography. Too bad. But still loved the show.

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Review from r treadway
22 events 9 reviews

Did not appreciate tardy start at begginning or at
intermission. Coreography was terrific but actual dance/gymnastic moves reminded me of a very junior high school event

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The unusual and often astonishing movements of the Diavolo Dance Theater will amaze audiences at the Greek Theatre. Expect the unexpected as the acrobatic dancers execute dazzling displays of choreography featuring pieces performed to the live beats of Destructo for a first time collaboration, benefitting the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Recreation and Parks.

Diavolo reinvents dance, re-imagines theater, and redefines thrills. Theatergoers around the world are always wondering what sort of wizardry artistic director Jacques Heim will conjure up next for his daring troupe of performers. Diavolo takes movement, athletics, and daring to the extreme, creating abstract narratives through surreal tableaux in which inspiration thrives.

The company creates performances collaboratively under the guidance of Mr. Heim, employing outrageous and surrealistic sets that are an intrinsic part of each piece of work. Even everyday items such as doors, chairs and stairways are employed as the basis of dramatic movement – leaping, flying, twirling – that creates metaphors for the challenge of relationships, the absurdities of life and the struggle to maintain our humanity in an increasingly technological world.

Artistic director Jacques Heim founded Diavolo in 1992 in Los Angeles.  In 1993 the young company was nominated for two Lester Horton awards in Los Angeles, and in 1995, Diavolo made its European debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where they were named “Best of the Fest” by the London Independent and Critic’s Choice by The Guardian.  That same year, the company received three Lester Horton awards for the work Tete en L’Air.  In 1999, Diavolo saw the creation of its first full-evening length work: Catapult, which also coincided with Diavolo’s first North American tour.   Since 1995, Diavolo has received numerous grants and awards from various private and public organizations, including The National Endowment for the Arts.

<em>Company</em> Paranormal Investigation on the Queen Mary <em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey <em>The Book of Mormon</em> <em>The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz</em>