ABOUT THE VETERANS PROJECT

 

IBUKI is a pure and profound reflection of the values and purpose that drive DIAVOLO. 

Equal parts community, creativity and discovery, it is one of the most ambitious and humbling undertakings in DIAVOLO’s 25 year history. Inspired by the rich and vital stories of the military veteran community, DIAVOLO is striving to build a strong platform for these voices through the company’s signature style of Architecture in Motion®. 

The IBUKI journey began October 2015 and gained momentum through the cultivation of key community partnerships and liaisons. The project first began with free movement workshops throughout the greater Los Angeles area, concluding with an audition, leading to a unique opportunity for both DIAVOLO and the veterans community to create an experience like none before. 

A cast of 9 military veterans teamed up with DIAVOLO for a three month collaborative creation that culminated at The Hollywood American Legion Post 43 with an original presentation to an audience of over 500 Angelenos.

PHASE ONE OF THE VETERANS PROJECT. IBUKI PRESENTATION AT THE HOLLYWOOD AMERICAN LEGION POST 43. PHOTO BY GEORGE SIMIAN.

PHASE ONE OF THE VETERANS PROJECT. IBUKI PRESENTATION AT THE HOLLYWOOD AMERICAN LEGION POST 43. PHOTO BY GEORGE SIMIAN.