Balanchine and Beyond

February 1-2, 2019

*Apollo, Choreography by George Balanchine, © The George Balanchine Trust

Diablo Ballet celebrates the New Year with the second program of its 2018-2019 season with Balanchine and Beyond, February 1-2, 2019 at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek.

Immediately after each performance, ticket holders are invited to a dessert and coffee reception where you can meet and mingle with the dancers!

Before the Saturday 8 pm performance, arts professional, Diane Mauch, for a fascinating 30 minute look at the program’s dances and choreographers. Talk starts at 7:15 pm in the theatre and admission is free.

A Preview Talk about the program will be presented by the Rossmoor Opera Club, on January 21st from 2 pm – 4 pm at the Fireside Room at Rossmoor. For more information, click here.

 

Apollo

Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

Diablo Ballet will present the full production of George Balanchine’s masterpiece,Apollo by special permission by the estate of George Balanchine. The ballet will be staged by Sandra Jennings, former ballerina with the New York City Ballet and stager of Balanchine ballets. Apollo premiered in 1928 at the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt in Paris, the result of an extraordinary artistic collaboration between Balanchine, set designer André Bauchant, costume designer Coco Chanel and composer Igor Stravinsky.

From Another Time

Music: “From Another Time” composed by Justin Levitt
Choreography: Tina Kay Bohnstedt

The lyrical From Another Time by Diablo Ballet alumna and choreographer, Tina Kay Bohnstedt originally premiered in May 2013, is described as “a mysterious, absorbing glimpse into a dream world.” The music was composed and will be performed live by Justin Levitt.

Paquita

Music: Composed by Édouard Deldevez and Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Paquita is the creation of French composer Édouard Deldevez and Paris Opéra Ballet Master Joseph Mazilier and staged for the first time in Russia in 1847 for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg by Marius Petipa. This classical ballet will be staged by our company regisseur, Joanna Berman, former principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, and will feature the entire company in a bravura finale.

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The performances will be at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek. See directions

Raymond Tilton, Apollo