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‘The Nutcracker’: A Holiday Tradition

By Diane Claytor There’s probably no one reading this that hasn’t seen The Nutcracker performed at least once during a Christmas holiday season. I remember my mom taking me to see it when I was a little girl growing up in Chicago, just as I took my daughter when she was young.  From mid-October through […]

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Diablo Ballet Welcomes Justin VanWeest

By Diane Claytor Introducing Justin Van Weest Earlier this month, two new dancers made their debut performance with Diablo Ballet as it opened its very exciting 20th anniversary season. An earlier blog posting introduced readers to Tetyana Martyanova; this week we’d like you to meet Justin VanWeest who, as you’ll find, began his professional career […]

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Wishing Everyone “A Swingin’ Holiday”

The holiday season has officially begun… and this weekend (Saturday, Nov. 9), Diablo Ballet will kick off its exciting 20th anniversary season at Ohlone College’s Smith Center in Fremont, featuring A Swingin’ Holiday, 2013 edition. Next weekend, Nov. 15 and 16, will find the same repertoire — A Swingin’ Holiday, Our Waltzes Trilogy and Compulsive […]

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Introducing… Tetyana Martyanova

Next week – Nov. 9 to be exact – Diablo Ballet will kick off its very exciting 20th season at Fremont’s Ohlone College’s Smith Center. The following weekend, Nov. 15 and 16, will find the same repertoire: A Swingin’ Holiday, 2013 edition, Our Waltzes Trilogy and Mario Radacovsky’s Compulsive, performed at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center […]

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All Ballet is Not the Same

By Diane Claytor All Ballet is Not the Same: Gertrude Stein said it in her 1913 poem, Sacred Emily: “a rose is a rose is a rose.” This well-known phrase has often been interpreted to mean that things are what they are. I thought ballet styles were pretty much the same thing – you learned […]

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