Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Diavolo presents L.O.S.T.

Music & Movement Series, Ordway Music Theater

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. Artistic Director Jacques Heim steers DIAVOLO’s diverse team of dancers, designers, choreographers and engineers to create visceral and awe-inspiring works that reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically and socially by the spaces we inhabit. Meticulously designed bespoke architectural structures serve as the central inspiration for each work, activated by the stylistically varied and intensely physical choreography which has become the hallmark of this truly original company throughout its rich 25 year history. Through The DIAVOLO Institute the company also provides educational and outreach opportunities to people of all ages and abilities while touring internationally and at home in Los Angeles, sharing the pioneering art form and the power of dance as a means of social impact.

L.O.S.T. [Losing One’s Self Temporarily]

Throughout the course of our human experience, we teeter between vulnerability and control, losing and reshaping ourselves as we traverse though our daily lives and work. A full evening experience in two parts, L.O.S.T. features Diavolo’s newest works – “Passengers” and “Cubicle” – and boldly tackles the essence of what both divides and unites us.


Community Engagement Spotlight

Sunday, October 8, 2017
2:00 PM | Target Atrium

Join us for Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (Part 13: ART + ATHLETICS), a free participatory lecture and panel discussion with speakers Brian J. Evans, Carl Flink, Deneane Richburg, Morgan Thorson, Kristin Van Loon, and Pramila Vasudevan. For more information, visit our event page.



DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® Master Class

Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00PM | Drake Room

Explore the relationship between the body and its architectural environment with DIAVOLO. Learn fundamentals of trust and teamwork through partner work and their signature style of movement called Architecture in Motion® (the integration of structure and object into movement). Advance registration is required; find out more!


Ordway Pre-Show Extra

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30PM | Target Atrium

Join us one hour before the show for the Ordway Extra “Art + Athletics: Dynamic Movements Translate” to learn about the evening’s performance genre(s) and topics through dialogue during this 30-minute pre-show event. Deneane Richburg, founder of Minnesota-based dance, theater and skating company, Brownbody, will share stories from her formative experience as a competitive figure skater and speak to its influence on her work as an artist in a conversation facilitated by Michèle Steinwald.


Post-Show Talkback & Mingle

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Post-show | Target Atrium

After each Dance Series performance, audiences are invited to join dance company members for a 20 minute Q&A Talkback and a post-show mingle in the Target Atrium with the artists, including cash bar!



“Passengers” and “Cubicle” are co-commissioned by the Ordway with funding support for “Passengers” from The Scrooby Foundation and the Patricia A. Mitchell Fund for Dance.