DIABLO BALLET’s 2017-18 SEASON
Be a part of our 24th Season Celebrating the Power of Dance

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 A Swingin’ Holiday and More

November 10 at 8pm
November 11 at 2pm and 8pm
November 12 at 2pm
 Del Valle Theatre 
  The first program of Diablo Ballet’s 24th season opens with A Swingin’ Holiday and More.  This program featuring three stunning ballets, includes Diablo Ballet’s audience favorite, A Swingin’ Holiday by Broadway choreographer Sean Kelly, currently Resident Director of An American in Paris, will be performed live by the wonderful 16-piece Diablo Ballet Swing Orchestra under the Music Direction of our own Greg Sudmeier. Also included in the program is the classic masterpiece, Valse Fantaisie by George Balanchine, originally created in 1953 for the New York City Ballet and set to a beautiful score by Mikhail Glinka, and the touching duet No One Does It Like You, choreographed by Robert Dekkers.

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Harmonious Beauty

February 2 at 8pm
February 3 at 2pm and 8pm
 Del Valle Theatre 
 The second program of our season 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, brought back by popular demand after premiering last year at the Ballet’s 23rd Anniversary Performance; and the exotic Milieu by Robert Dekkers, set to a live performance of a commissioned score by Daniel Berkman.  After the performance the audience is invited to stay for a Q & A with the dancers and choreographers, followed by a dessert and coffee reception. 

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24th Anniversary Celebration Performance

March 22, 6:30pm
 Lesher Center for Arts 
Diablo Ballet celebrates its anniversary with a one-night only special 24th Anniversary Celebration Performance at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.  The program will feature the bravura Black Swan Pas de Deux and Coda from Swan Lake by Marius Petipa, staged by the Company’s regisseur Joanna Berman. This pas de deux showcases Diablo Ballet dancers at their finest.  The celebration continues with the dramatic Solas by former Royal Winnipeg Ballet choreographer Salvadore Aiello, with music by Heitor Villa-Lobosa, who is considered “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music.”  A World Premiere of a new film by Walter Yamazaki in collaboration with composer Justin Levitt, is followed by an encore performance of Trait d’union by Sonya Delwaide and From: Now On by Robert Dekkers’.  Following the performance will be a Gala reception, wine tasting and a delicious dinner with the dancers at Scott’s Garden, walking distance from the Lesher Center. For tickets or information on our Gala, click here

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Celebrated Masters, May 4-5, 2018

May 4 at 8pm
May 5 at 2pm and 8pm
 Del Valle Theatre
The season concludes with Celebrated Masters May 4 – 5, 2018 returning to the Del Valle Theatre and features a highly anticipated World Premiere of Robert Dekkers’ The Red Shoes, an imaginative interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairy tale. The program also includes the stylish Quartet from Val Caniparoli’s Stolen Moments, originally choreographed for the Richmond Ballet in 2015; and the lyrical Norwegian Moods by Lew Christensen, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky and originally commissioned by San Francisco Ballet in 1976 in celebration of Christensen’s 25-year anniversary as artistic director of that company.  After the performance the audience is invited to stay for a Q & A with the dancers and choreographers, followed by a dessert and coffee reception.  

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