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DIAVOLO DANCE: TRUST, TEAMWORK, PARTNERING, AND THE MOVING SET PIECE

Course dates

July 15 to July 28, 2019

Application deadline

May 13, 2019

Blend dance, architecture, and danger as you learn to fly and fall in the classroom and in performance alongside the ultra-athletic and acrobatic Diavolo Dance Company.

  • Learn to partner with other dancers and with moving set pieces.
  • Study how movement can create social impact through physically demanding performance skills.
  • Interweave trust and teamwork with set pieces to create performance that both entertains and creates the artistic statement and experience for which Diavolo Dance Company is renowned.
  • Perform on stage in a public student/company showcase.

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COURSE NUMBER/CREDITS

Undergraduate: DANCE 421, 3 units
Graduate/post-baccalaureate: DANCE 621, 3 units

MATERIALS FEE

None

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Experienced movement performers who have reached an advanced-intermediate or advanced technique skill level and have a strong interest in athletic movement and performance.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Submit a headshot and a short demo reel audition video, which should include performance footage. If performance footage is not available, submit your best classroom footage. Submit/upload the materials listed in step one when you apply online by May 13, 2019.
  2. Submit/upload the materials listed in step one when you apply online by May 13, 2019.

COURSE COORDINATOR

Professor Philip Flickinger
916-278-7033


Guest Artists

Diavolo under the Direction of Jacques Heim

Diavolo, the renowned Los Angeles-based dance company, has been applauded internationally for its ability to display surprising movement against a backdrop of elaborately designed space, all while entertaining audiences with what is, in fact, a new art form. Under the direction of Jacques Heim, the company combines elements of contemporary dance with martial arts, acrobatics, gymnastics, and hip-hop. Throughout the years, the company has captivated audiences in 250 cities and 14 countries and has performed to sold out audiences throughout the U.S. and internationally. In 2017, Diavolo enjoyed an especially extraordinary season one as of the Top 10 contestants to reach the finale of “America’s Got Talent” in front of over 90 million television viewers.

Jacques Heim was born and raised in Paris, where his earliest artistic experience came from street performing. Not strictly a dancer or acrobat, Heim calls himself an "architect of motion." He challenges and breaks the mold of conventional wisdom surrounding dance, developing the unique and incomparable aesthetic of Architecture in Motion®.

In addition to founding Diavolo and serving as its Artistic Director, Heim has worked extensively in dance, theater, television, and special events throughout the world. In 2017, he created five new performances based on Diavolo creations for NBC's "America's Got Talent." In 2004, Heim choreographed the destination show for Cirque du Soleil, and in 2010, he was invited to be a Creative Director for the Opening Ceremony of the 16th Asian Games, in Guangzhou, China.