Seen by over 95 million people as a top 10 finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, DIAVOLO shatters boundaries and soars beyond the grasps of gravity. Led by the inventive genius of Artistic Director Jacques Heim and his fearless, athletic daredevils, the Los Angeles based company continues to push a new edge of performance. With a unique style that encompasses dance, acrobatics, and gymnastics, DIAVOLO explores the relationship between the human body and its surrounding architectural environment.

is DIAVOLO’s newest adventure, is inspired by travels in space and the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing. A young woman dreams of traveling distances only astronauts can, escaping from the ordinary world into a surreal landscape of infinite possibilities. Gravity-defying bodies join her on the journey in a universe that is alive with kinetic energy, fantastical whimsy, and surprising transformation

Trajectoire takes the audience on a visceral and emotional journey through the ebb and flow of the human experience. As the performers struggle to find their balance on a voyage of destiny and destination, the work shows the transcendence of the human soul against all odds.

Tickets are $69-$35 and currently available through the Touhill Ticket Office.

If you plan to see more than just one presentation this season, we recommend you choose the 2-Show Package when ordering.

You’ll save $10+ and enjoy full season subscription benefits when purchasing the 2-Show package, which includes tickets to BOTH Ailey II and DIAVOLO).


Photos by Sharon Bradford

Defying gravity doesn’t just look easy. It feels like the human spirit, ever enduring.
— Los Angeles Times
Diavolo combines organized peril with drama and mordant wit.
— The New York Times

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19 | 20 Season Shows

Photo by Carly Vanderheyden

Photo by Carly Vanderheyden

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Ailey II in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Kyle Froman.

Ailey II in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Kyle Froman.

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12th annual emerson spring to dance festival 2019. Photo by

12th annual emerson spring to dance festival 2019. Photo by

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