Tonight (Sept. 5), Diavolo Dance Theater returns to the Hollywood Bowl for its third and final installment of the L’Espace du Temps trilogy with a piece titled Fluid Infinities. The internationally renowned dance troupe, which was founded in 1992 by choreographer, artistic director and CalArts alumnus Jacques Heim (Dance MFA 91), performs the World Premiere commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which incorporates Philip Glass’ composition Symphony No. 3.
Known for its inventive physical structures and patterned acrobatics utilizing oversized surrealistic sets and everyday structures, Diavolo pairs its brand of choreography with the phase-shifting energies of Glass’ composition.
LA Times Culture Monster writer Victoria Looseleaf describes the third installment’s set piece as an “otherworldly structure … resembling an oversized simian brain, a gigantic honeycomb or some kind of alien starship pocked with holes.”
The Los Angeles Philharmonic commissioned the trilogy in 2007 with Foreign Bodies, set to the music of Esa-Pekka Salonen, and continued the work with Fearful Symmetries in 2010, set to the music of John Adams.
One of the last concerts in the Hollywood Bowl’s summer series, tomorrow night’s program also includes John Adams’ “foxtrot for orchestra” titled The Chairman Dances and Sergei Prokofiev’s 1935 ballet score, Romeo and Juliet Suite.