Diablo Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season
The 24th Season includes beautiful classic ballets by George Balanchine, Lew Christensen and Val Caniparoli, and stunning contemporary works by French Canadian choreographer Sonya Delwaide, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Salvadore Aiello, former Netherlands Dans Theatre ballerina Danielle Rowe, and our very own Robert Dekkers.
February 2 – 3, 2018
The second program of the season, Harmonious Beauty, features the romantic Ballroom Pas de Deux from A Cinderella Story by Val Caniparoli, set to the music of Richard Rodgers. Also featured, the exciting world premiere by former Netherlands Dans Theatre ballerina Danielle Rowe, the award winning film Libera by Walter Yamazaki, the energetic Encores by Sally Streets and the exotic Milieu by Robert Dekkers, set to a live performance of a commissioned score by Daniel Berkman.
March 22, 2018
Diablo Ballet celebrates with a one-night only special 24th Anniversary Celebration Performance featuring selections from Swan Lake by Marius Petipa, staged by the Company’s regisseur Joanna Berman. The dramatic Solas by former Royal Winnipeg Ballet choreographer Salvadore Aiello. A World Premiere of a new film by Walter Yamazaki in collaboration with composer Justin Levitt, and an encore performance of Trait d’union by Sonya Delwaide and the return of Trey McIntyre’s The Blue Boy.
May 4 – 5, 2018
The season concludes with Celebrated Masters May 4 – 5, 2018 and features a highly anticipated World Premiere of Robert Dekkers’ The Red Shoes, an imaginative interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairy tale with music by Philip Glass. The program also includes the stylish Quartet from Val Caniparoli’s Stolen Moments and the lyrical Four Norwegian Moods by Lew Christensen, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky.
November 10 – 12, 2017
The first program of Diablo Ballet’s 24th season opens with A Swingin’ Holiday and More and features three stunning ballets, including Diablo Ballet’s annual favorite, A Swingin’ Holiday by Broadway choreographer Sean Kelly, performed live by the 16-piece Diablo Ballet Swing Orchestra. Also included is the classic masterpiece, Valse Fantaisie by George Balanchine and the touching duet No One Does It Like You choreographed by Robert Dekkers.