Park City Institute Presents DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion

November 23 2015

PARK CITY, UT – “Heart-stopping,” according to The New York Times, DIAVOLO launches into architecturally inspired terrain with choreographic precision, stunningly powerful dancers and massive, pin-wheeling and soaring stage props. This extraordinarily athletic and innovative troupe delivers jaw-dropping performance to The Eccles Center on Monday and Tuesday, December 28 & 29. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and information are available via the box office, 435-655-3114 or online at     

Under the artistic direction of Jacques Heim, DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion fuses architecture and movement in a performance featuring bespoke structures, which serve as the inspiration for each work – as well as intensely physical choreography. The Park City performance includes two works: the signature piece “Trajectoire” and 2012’s “Transit Space.” 

“Hypnotic,” according to The Dallas Morning News, “Trajectoire” is a visceral and emotional journey through the ebb and flow of the human experience – with a massive, boat-like structure as the centerpiece. Influenced and inspired by the documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” and the urban environment of Los Angeles, “Transit Space” uses skateboard ramps as set pieces to represent an urban environment that is affected by ever-shifting physical and emotional spaces, representing the depth of our connections to ourselves and to the world around us.

The 23 year-old, Los Angeles-based, dance company is dedicated to works that reveal how we are affected – emotionally, physically and socially – by the spaces we inhabit. According to Newsday, “Heim puts his feel for props, his knack for kinetic drama and his taste for danger in the service of a metaphor, and the result is dazzling.” And thanks to what the San Diego Union-Tribune describes as “seriously athletic…high-risk performance style,” the result is hyper-physical, world-class, elegant dance phenomenon that speaks to audiences of all ages and stages.

“DIAVOLO is the perfect show for the holidays because it appeals to everyone – dance aficionados as well as audience members who know absolutely nothing about dance, but love the thrill of high flying spectacle, grace and athleticism,” says PCI executive director Teri Orr. “Bring the whole family.



Park City Institute presents DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion on December 28 & 29 at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City). Tickets range from $25-$75 (20-percent discount for seniors, ½ price tickets for children ages 16 and under; $5 seats are available in the Copper Section for Summit County students (K-12). Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center box office, 435-655-3114 or


* PRESS: Please contact Jane Gendron for interview requests, review tickets and press information, or 435-640-3315.

Upcoming Park City Institute Events:


First Annual Illuminati Concert Featuring Perla Batalla (Nov. 28, 2015)

Live from Russia: Edward Snowden (Dec. 5, 2015)

Eileen Ivers Christmas (Dec. 12, 2015)

DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion (Dec. 28 & 29, 2015)

The Ann Wilson Thing (Dec. 31, 2015)

PCI / SNS “Future In review” Speaker Series: Bibop Gresta (Jan. 8, 2016)

Backstage with the Creators of “Invisible Thread” (Jan. 9, 2016)

An Evening with Dr. BJ Miller (Jan. 16, 2016)

PCI / SNS “Future In review” Speaker Series: Christopher Clark (Feb. 5, 2016)

Reinventing Radio:  Ira Glass (Feb. 6, 2016)

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (Feb. 13, 2016)

Railroad Earth (Feb. 20, 2016)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (Mar. 5, 2016)

Grupo Corpo (Mar. 19, 2016)

PCI / SNS “Future In review” Speaker Series: Leah Boyer (Mar. 25, 2016)

Spoken Word with Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye (Mar. 26, 2016)

Ruthie Foster (Apr. 2, 2016)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Co. (Apr. 9, 2016)

Imagination Movers (Apr. 16, 2016)




Park City Institute is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances and new ideas to the community. Since 1998, PCI has presented internationally renowned and cutting edge musicians, actors, authors, comedians, dancers, speakers and film at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). The organization will embark on its 13th season of headliner concerts at Deer Valley Resort next summer. PCI is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. They proudly launched the Mega-Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ - an after school literacy program and very thinky retail store - in January 2010 and recently opened a second Mega-Genius retail shop in New Park this past spring. And the organization continues to illuminate with TEDx events, Curiosities evenings and the Park City Institute / Strategic News Service Future in Review Speaker Series. 




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