L.A.'s Diavolo Brings Its Newest Gravity-Defying Show to Scottsdale November 7-8
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present Diavolo: Architecture in Motion on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7-8.
Tickets are available for $59, $39 and $29 online at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or through (480) 499-TKTS (8587). The Friday performance also will include a free Arts-Connect pre-show talk with a member of Diavolo at 6:30 p.m.
Led by founder Jacques Heim, Los Angeles-based Diavolo is an internationally renowned modern acrobatic Dance Company that takes movement, athletics and daring to the extreme. The troupe's gravity-defying performances explore the human experience using oversized, surrealistic sets and everyday structures. Diavolo's performances are a fusion of many different movement vocabularies, such as everyday gestures, ballet, contemporary dance, acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts and hip-hop.
Diavolo will perform two of its newest creations: Transit Space (2012) and Fluid Infinities (2013). Inspired by the fast-paced sport of skateboarding,Transit Space is a thrilling work with steep ramps, a rocking soundtrack and nonstop action, creating a dynamic urban environment with ever-shifting physical and emotional spaces. Set to Philip Glass' mesmerizing Symphony No. 3, Fluid Infinities features an abstract dome structure sitting on a reflection of itself. The work is the final installment of a three-part trilogy commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recently premiered at the Hollywood Bowl.
During the past 20 years, Diavolo has created dozens of works, forming one of the dance field's most compelling repertoires. The company has an extensive performance history in its home city of Los Angeles as well as throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Diavolo has performed for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide as well as millions more on television.
The Scottsdale presentation of this performance is made possible by series sponsor FIAT of Scottsdale and presenting sponsor Act One Foundation.
LOCATION AND PARKING
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members' experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of ticket discounts for members at the Duet level and above, groups of 10 or more and those purchasing packages to four or more events in one order. The Center also provides free tickets to selected events for eligible students and veterans, and 50-percent off tickets to selected events for patrons 29 and under.Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.