28th Anniversary PerformanceApril 7, 2022
Celebrate Diablo Ballet’s 28th Anniversary with a one-night only performance at the Lesher Center for the Arts.
Immediately following the performance, continue the celebration at our 28th Anniversary Gala and dinner with the dancers.
The performance will be offered in person with a digital option as well. The digital performance will be a recording of the live performance and will be available for viewing after the performance. Tickets to the performance will go on sale this February.
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Sur le Fil
Music: Michael Wall, Yann Tiersen, Moondog
Featured on the program is the company premiere of Penny Saunders’ Sur le Fil which premiered with Tulsa Ballet 2 in 2018. The ballet was inspired by Saunders’ thoughts around the mischievousness nature of life, and the common reality we share of having personal secrets that we would prefer kept in the dark.
Book of Alleged Dances
Music: John Adams
Diablo Ballet presents the duet from Val Caniparoli’s Book of Alleged Dances which premiered in 1998 at Ballet West which features music by composer John Adams.
Music: Dead Combo
Choreography: Bruno Roque
Included on the program is a command performance of the humorous and exciting Frugivory by Portuguese choreographer and former principal dancer of Ballet de Monte Carlo, Bruno Roque. The ballet was originally commissioned for Seattle Dance Collective with dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet and is a light, unphilosophical take on the idea that the object of our desire can drive us, or blind us.
Music: Antonio Vivaldi
Choreography: Stanton Welch
A sweeping contemporary ballet set to music by Antonio Vivaldi, Orange is danced by three couples and choreographed by Australian choreographer Stanton Welch who is the Artistic Director at Houston Ballet.
Flames of Paris
Music: Boris Asafyev
Choreography: Vasily Vainonen
An encore presentation of the spectacular Flames of Paris staged by Lauren Jonas featuring the entire company. The ballet set to music by Boris Asafyev based on songs of the French Revolution originally premiered at the Kirov Theatre in Leningrad in 1932 and later premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet 1933.