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July 13, 1998 | JENNIFER FISHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you can imagine Olympic athletes who devote less attention to winning and more to design, you have the general idea of Diavolo Dance Theater, which provided a kind of "opening ceremonies" excitement at the downtown California Plaza on Friday night. Both Diavolo and elite athletics involve dynamic tasks and bodies sailing through space, barely avoiding collision or collapse.
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September 11, 2000 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Toying superficially with the distorted gender roles and atmosphere of menace that have filtered down into pop culture from vintage B-films, Kitty McNamee's new "Noir" added nothing to its sources but did at least provide a showcase for nine engaging dancers on Friday at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1999 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jacques Heim, artistic director of locally based Diavolo Dance Theater, must have an astounding dream life. How else could he conceive of ladders as trysting sites; oversize doors as free-standing props; and a large metallic half-sphere, reminiscent of Disneyland's whirling teacups, as a haven for a pair of pining, metaphorically storm-tossed lovers? All of these images and more were included in Diavolo's audacious six-part program that opened Saturday at El Camino College's Marsee Auditorium.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1998 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
The first year of Occidental College's enterprising Feet Speak dance series and Collage Dance Theatre's site-specific "Most Wanted" project at the Lincoln Heights jail dominated the seventh annual Lester Horton Dance Awards, announced Friday on the plaza of the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. in conjunction with the Dance Kaleidoscope festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL
Characters unhinged by cruelty dominated nearly all the pieces presented by Jacques Heim's exciting Diavolo Dance Theater, Sunday in the Barnsdall Park Gallery Theater. L.A.'s newest modern-dance ensemble, Diavolo specializes in neo-Expressionist dementia--especially processes of crazed brutalization targeting women.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
At its best, the work of Jacques Heim's Diavolo Dance Theatre is as exciting and distinctive as anything created in Southern California, using the high-risk physicality of the '90s to make disarmingly whimsical statements about survival in unlikely environments. Over the weekend, the company celebrated its recent triumphant debut at the Edinburgh Festival with benefit performances for and at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2006 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
"Without your help, there is no dance," Diavolo Dance Theatre founding choreographer Jacques Heim told the audience Friday at California Plaza, where the company appeared as part of the Grand Performances series.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2000
MOVIES "My Dog Skip," a coming-of-age story based on Willie Morris' best-selling memoir, set in Yazoo City, Miss., in 1942, stars Frankie Muniz as a shy, lonely boy who receives a puppy for his ninth birthday, just as his hometown is about to be transformed by World War II. With Diane Lane and Kevin Bacon. Opens wide Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Olympic competition, an athlete maneuvers on a balance beam. In a concert by Jacques Heim's Diavolo Dance Theater, a woman executes similar balances atop a door frame. The difference: movement becomes metaphor. And that was the constant in a three-part program, "La Serie des Te^tes" over the weekend at Schoenberg Hall, UCLA. In "Te^te au Carre," dancers maneuvered on a huge open-frame cage, defying gravity and behaving as if they were pure geometric principles or forces.
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