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It’s a Swingin’ Good Time

By Diane Claytor Diablo Ballet kicks off its 21st season (as well as the 2014 holidays) on Friday, November 14th with A Swingin Holiday. This year’s edition of A Swingin’ Holiday (the third annual for Diablo Ballet) is again staged by Broadway choreographer Sean Kelly,  and set to the music of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, […]

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Introducing Amanda Farris

by Diane Claytor Approximately 20 years ago, Amanda Farris was an 8 year old girl living in a small town nestled in the foothills of California’s central valley, asking her mother to please let her take ballet classes. Today she is the newest member of Diablo Ballet’s highly acclaimed dance company. “We lived in a […]

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Diablo Ballet’s ‘Dance on Film’ Returns to the Lafayette Library

By Diane Claytor It’s Back!!! Diablo Ballet and the Lafayette Library are thrilled to bring back, for the third year in a row, the popular summer Dance on Film series. Featuring classic musicals showcasing some of the best dances ever captured on film, the two movies showing this summer will have you cheering in your seats and whistling […]

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The Balanchine Connection: Christopher Stowell at Diablo Ballet

By Diane Claytor When Christopher Stowell resigned from his position as Artistic Director of the Oregon Ballet Theater 18 months ago, a roar was heard throughout the dance world. “An earthquake in Portland this week sent rumbles throughout the national dance scene,” with the resignation of Christopher Stowell, wrote pointemagazine.com blogger Gavin Larsen. Stowell, who […]

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