Diavolo Dance Theatre performs Sept. 21
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
August 29, 2006
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is pleased to announce the first Season Ticket Event of their 30th Anniversary Season...Diavolo! This spectacular show defies description, being somewhere in the realm of "modern dance" with a dazzling acrobatic twist, large-scale set pieces, hard-driving choreography and special effects.
As modern society becomes more complex with new technologies and marvelous possibilities, the everyday act of survival becomes increasingly fraught with danger and anxiety. Diavolo investigates the latent absurdities of contemporary human life and seeks to recontextualize those absurdities through the human body, exploring the influences of the environment, possessions and relationships.
Diavolo company members are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes…and always teammates. Under the guidance of artistic director and founder Jacques Heim, they collaboratively develop work on oversized surrealistic sets and structures. Everyday items…doors, chairs, stairways, provide the backdrop for dramatic movement – leaping, flying, twirling – to create metaphors for the challenge of relationships, the absurdities of life, and the struggle to maintain our humanity in the shadow of a technological world.
The show will start promptly at 7:30 pm in the Pinedale Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $7 for students, available at the door or in advance from Office Outlet, Cowboy Shop, Rock Rabbit, and Pony Express Photo. Presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council, with help from Sublette BOCES, the Sublette County Recreation Board, Wyoming Arts Council, and VSA arts of Wyoming.
A free evening dance workshop, open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, please call 367-7322 for details.
Pinedale Fine Arts Council, www.pinedalefinearts.com