Enormous sculptural structures dominate the stage for Diavolo Dance Theatre performances, drawing the audience's attention. They're not the typical static set, rather more akin to an Alexander Calder mobile on steroids. Diavolo structures tilt and gyrate, joining the human dancers and gymnasts in what artistic director Jacques Heim describes as architecture in motion. The troupe was one of the first L.A.-based dance companies to gain a larger public profile, partly owing to Heim's work for Cirque du Soleil and partly to its extensive touring schedule. As Heim and company bring their distinctive brand of dance home to this al fresco venue, look for a crescent-shaped construct evoking an ark or a ship at sea in Trajectoire, and a Lego effect with interlocking, movable ramps and bridges as Transit Space celebrates the SoCal skateboard culture captured in the 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. Don't underestimate the high-caliber human dancing daredevils — they're as much a Diavolo signature as those dancing constructs. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; Fri., Sept. 12, 8 p.m.; $50-$75. greektheatrela.com, 323-665-5857.
Fri., Sept. 12, 8:30 p.m., 2014
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