Testimonials and Articles 

The DIAVOLO Institute's vision is to reach and engage audiences around Los Angeles and beyond. Please share our work with your community so we can continue programs like this!

This journey with Diavolo and all of you has been the most positive experience of my life.
— Chris Loverro, Veteran Participant
The show was truly outstanding! We talked about it all evening. Congrats on making great art that gave so much to the performers and audience.
— Tina Banchero, Everybody Dance
I’m so glad (and proud) I got to experience and be a part of something this human, emotional and important here in Los Angeles, a place that does challenge our ability sometimes to connect...Diavolo has planted an important flag in the cultural and community landscape!
— Stephan Koplowitz
Brillliantly realized Thursday at Hollywood American Legion Post 43 (with a repeat scheduled on Saturday), it was tight, deft and intense like all the classic Diavolo creations but with a new and disarming intimacy. Using a network of metal poles atop a central platform, it developed info a breakneck showpiece deepened by the stories of the people performing it.
Told midway through, those stories are sometimes what you’d expect from any dancer—insights about exceeding expectations, for example. But some are chilling reminders of what war does to young people. And a few of those will break your heart.
— Audience Member
I wanted to express my profound appreciation for the work you set on the Veterans.  I am a former USO dancer with Bob Hope, and I was moved to tears on how beautiful, respectful and impacting your work was on Thursday night. Congratulations on such a beautiful project; and thank you for inviting me to attend such a powerful evening of art.
— Audience Member
 
IBUKI Rehearsal with Maggie Wheeler and Emile Hassan Dyer of Golden Bridge Community Choir

IBUKI Rehearsal with Maggie Wheeler and Emile Hassan Dyer of Golden Bridge Community Choir

The Blog: California Arts Council

Currently, DIAVOLO dance company is offering Los Angeles Veterans a one-of-a-kind immersive dance experience. After nine DIAVOLO movement workshops for Veterans, the company chose eight Veterans to be a part of their engagement experience.

Arianne MacBean facilitates movement workshop for Veterans at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

Arianne MacBean facilitates movement workshop for Veterans at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

The DANCE GLOBAL Initiative

On Saturday, May 21st, The DIAVOLO Institute held its first Veterans Movement Workshop at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. Under the leadership of Project Director Stephan Koplowitz, Institute Director Dusty Alvarado, and Community Liaison Arianne MacBean, thirteen Veterans fearlessly committed themselves to creative and collaborative movement exercises during phase one of DIAVOLO’s The Veterans Project.