[This video will give you an idea of what a Diavolo performance is like.]
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has contracted with Diavolo - a world-class troupe of dancers, acrobats, and actors - to provide multiple community arts experiences this week, in addition to the company's public performance in Whitney Hall on October 1.
9/30, Arts in Healing, IdeaFestival Panel: This morning, Diavolo artistic director Jacques Heim participated on a panel discussion, along with Martha Newman, The Kentucky Center's director of access services, and other representatives from our healthcare community, to examine "The Dynamics of Arts in Healthcare."
To learn more about The Kentucky Center's Arts in Healing program, click here.
To learn more about The Kentucky Center's Access Services, provided free for all patrons, click here.
For the IdeaFestival event line-up, click here.
9/30, Arts in Healing, Our Lady of Peace Children's Peace Center: This morning at 10 a.m., Diavolo will peform on the OLOP campus for approximately 100 youth, caregivers, and staff.
9/30, Master Class, Youth Performing Arts School: This afternoon at 1 p.m., Diavolo will work with approximately 40 dance students, introducing them via drills and discussion to the company's technique - a combination of physical stretching/strengthening exercises, team-building and trust exercises, and "flying" lessons.
10/1, IdeaFestival, IFKIDS: Diavolo will welcome middle school students to the Whitney Stage for a short performance and a creative thinking workshop.
For details on Diavolo's public performance October 1, click here.
10/2, Arts in Healing, Kosair Children's Hospital: On Saturday, 10/2, Diavolo will be on-site, visiting bed-to-bed in two wards, to chat with patients and stage impromptu performances. With the hospital visits, the emphasis is on patient interaction and providing the lift of an unexpected arts experience in a healthcare environment.