Cirque-inspired dance performs at Vilar Center at Beaver Creek |

Cirque-inspired dance performs at Vilar Center at Beaver Creek

Dance company Diavolo features acrobatic, cirque-inspired performances. They appear at Beaver Creek's Vilar Center on July 8.
Julie Shelton | Special to the Daily |

If you go ...

Who: Diavolo: Architecture in Motion.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Cost: $30 for students, $55 for adults.

More information: or 970-845-8497.

BEAVER CREEK — On Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Vilar Performing Arts Center welcomes gymnastic and cirque-inspired dance company Diavolo: Architecture In Motion, returning for its fourth performance in Beaver Creek. Known for its unparalleled athleticism and acrobatic style of dance called “Architecture in Motion,” Diavolo explores the relationship between the danger of the environment and the fragility of the human body.

Using everyday movement, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts and hip-hop, Diavolo pushes the boundaries to create thought-provoking pieces that may inspire as well as haunt the audience. Founded in 1992 by French-born choreographer and visionary Jacques Heim, Diavolo is a cultural pillar of the Los Angeles community that has been performed for hundreds of thousands of audiences worldwide.

Abstract Compositions

Diavolo will be performing two works from its repertoire: “Fluid Infinities” and “Transit Space.” “Fluid Infinities” occurs on an abstract dome structure, sitting on a reflection of itself. Set to the music of Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 3, “Fluid Infinities” will explore metaphors of infinite space, continuous movement and the voyage into the unknown future. “Transit Space” received heavy influence from the skateboard documentaries “Dogtown” and “Z-boys” and will feature ramps as set pieces representing an ever-shifting emotional and physical environment, while exploring metaphors of self-identification and self-wonderment.

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Tickets to Diavolo: Architecture in Motion are $30 for students and $55 for adults and are on sale at the VPAC Box Office located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village, at or by calling 970-845-8497.

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