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Balanchine’s Harlequinade Featured in Diablo Ballet’s “Enticing Beauty”

by Diane Claytor Maria Tallchief and André Eglevsky. Oleg Ivenko and Kristina Andreeva. Patricia McBride and Edward Vilella. Mikhail Baryshnikov. Anton Korsikov. George Balanchine. Diablo Ballet’s co-founder and Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas. These incredible dancers have all, over the years, performed in Harlequinade, a ballet in the commedia dell’arte style. And on February 6 and […]

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Audience Favorite Eddie Stegge Retiring

by Diane Claytor    Diablo Ballet opens its 21st season on November 14, with performances on both the 14th and 15th. And when the curtain goes down after the final show, the Diablo Ballet audience and dancers alike will no doubt be feeling a little sad, perhaps a little teary-eyed. That November 15th show will […]

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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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