2018 Featured Guest Dance Company: DIAVOLO

Every spring since 1989, the Fort Wayne Dance Collective brings a guest dance company to Fort Wayne to inspire, educate, enhance the community, and of course entertain. FWDC has also hosted three Indiana Dance Festivals featuring a guest artist performance, an Indiana Dancers Showcase performance, and three days of workshops.

What we do on stage is like a live abstract painting. There is no narrative, but strong themes pervade the work such as human struggle, fear, danger, survival, chaos, order, deconstruction, reconstruction, destiny, destination, faith, and love. – Jacques Heim, Artistic Director

Photo by George Simian

Fort Wayne Dance Collective is thrilled to announce DIAVOLO as the 2018 guest dance company! DIAVOLO, Architecture in Motion® ,  explores the relation and interaction between the human body and its architectural environment to understand how we are being affected not only socially, but physically and emotionally. DIAVOLO furthers the transformative style of Architecture in Motion by providing dance performances, training, and community programs for all. Founded in 1992 by French-born choreographer and visionary Jacques Heim, DIAVOLO is a cultural pillar of the Los Angeles community and has performed for hundreds of thousands of concertgoers worldwide as well as millions more on television.



DIAVOLO will be leading master classes and workshops on Friday, February 2nd, in the social service sites and community centers that Fort Wayne Dance Collective serves through its Dance in Education and Dance for Disabilities programs. DIAVOLO will then perform a dynamic, jaw-dropping live performance on the Arts United Center Stage the evening of February 3rd , 2018.


This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission. Fort Wayne Dance Collective is a principal partner of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. This presentation is made possible by Lincoln Financial Foundation, Shruti Foundation and other generous funders.

Save-the-date! Tickets will be available soon!



For over twenty years, Fort Wayne Dance Collective has hosted both national and international guest artist companies such as:
The Present
  • Apr 2017

    Battery Dance

    New York, NY

  • Mar 2016

    AXIS Dance Company

    Oakland, California

  • Mar 2015

    Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

    Dayton, Ohio

  • Mar 2014

    Gallim Dance

    Brooklyn, New York

  • Apr 2013


    New York City, NY

  • Apr 2012

    RUBBERBANDance Group

    Montréal, Canada

  • Apr 2011

    Hubbard Street 2

    Chicago, IL (Indiana Dance Festival)

  • Apr 2010


    Long Beach, CA

  • Apr 2009

    Joe Goode Performance Group

    San Francisco, CA

  • Apr 2008

    Black Grace

    New Zealand

  • Apr 2007

    Urban Bush Women

    Brooklyn, NY (Indiana Dance Festival)

  • Apr 2006

    Indiana Dance Festival

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • Apr 2005

    Rennie Harris Pure Movement

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Apr 2004


    Rochester, NY

  • Apr 2003

    Trisha Brown Dance Company

    New York City, NY

  • Mar 2002

    Mason/Rhynes Productions

    Washington D.C.

  • Apr 2001


    Washington Depot, CT

  • Apr 2000


    Rochester, NY

  • Mar 1998

    Garth Fagan

    Rochester, NY

  • Mar 1997

    Katari Taiko

    Vancouver, B.C., Canada

  • Apr 1996

    Joe Goode Performance Group

    San Francisco, CA

  • Mar 1995

    Second Hand Dance Company

    Rochester, NY

  • Apr 1994


    Washington Depot, CT

  • Apr 1993

    Merián Soto and Pepon Osorio

    New York City, NY

  • Mar 1992

    Kataryi Taiko, Vancouver

    B.C., Canada

  • Apr 1991

    Urban Bush Women

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Apr 1990

    Bob Eisen

    Chicago, IL

  • Apr 1989

    1989 – The Dance Brigade

    San Francisco, CA

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