Known for their innovative choreography and elaborate set pieces, the dance troupe Diavolo will come to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5.
The troupe's show, "Diavolo: Architecture in Motion," opens the Broward Center 2014-15 Dance Series.
The Los Angeles-based company fuses everyday movement, ballet, contemporary dance, acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts and hip-hop. The program is composed of two pieces: "Transit Space," an athletic work influenced by the 2002 skateboarding documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys," and "Trajectoire," which explores human relations in modern society.
"What we do onstage is like a live abstract painting," the company's founder Jacques Heim explains in a press release. "There is no narrative, but strong themes pervade the work, such as human struggle, fear, danger, survival, chaos, order, deconstruction, reconstruction, destiny, destination, faith and love."
The rest of the Broward Center 2014-15 Dance Series includes:
Feb. 15, 2015: "Dancing Pros Live." Dance professionals from around the world, and dancers from TV shows "Dancing With the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance," will battle it out onstage. The performance will also feature singers from "The Voice" and "American Idol." Alan Thicke will host. Tickets cost $39.50 to $69.50, and $119.50 for club-level seating.
Feb. 19-22, 2015: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The company will return to South Florida under the leadership of artistic director Robert Battle and associate artistic director Masazumi Chaya, both stars in the dance world. According to series organizers, the company's 2015 performances will include Ailey classics and works by today's choreographers. Tickets cost $35 to $95, and $135 for club-level seating.
March 24, 2015: Tango Buenos Aires. The group will perform their work "Song of Eva Perón," which traces the life of Argentina's legendary first lady. Tickets cost $35 to $75, and $115 for club-level seating.
"Diavolo: Architecture in Motion" will take place 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $35 to $55, and $105 for club-level tickets. Call 800-745-3000 or go to BrowardCenter.org.