Diablo Ballet’s Newest Program — Body and Soul — Feb. 3-4, 2017

by Diane Claytor Diablo Ballet’s latest performance, Body and Soul, is February 3-4 at Walnut Creek’s Del Valle Theatre (1963 Tice Valley Blvd.) This soulful program features the romantic duet from Mercurial Manoeuvres, by Broadway’s “An American in Paris” Tony award- winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon; the classically spirited 2nd Act Pas de Deux from Don […]

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Diablo Ballet Opens its Exciting New Season Nov. 11

by Diane Claytor On May 26, 1971, Lew Christensen’s Airs de Ballet made its debut at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. Created for the San Francisco Ballet, choreographed for and danced by New York City Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, the ballet was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “whirlwind of non-stop […]

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6th Annual Gourmet Gallop Coming Right Up

by Diane Claytor Smoked trout salad on a peppered crostini with red pepper jam! Spinach and feta spanakopita! Bay shrimp gazpacho! Ahi Tuna Poke Bites! Wines from Jacuzzi Family Vineyards! Is your mouth watering yet?  Are you wondering why we’re teasing you with the thought of these delectable gourmet treats while you’re sitting at your […]

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Diablo Ballet and Lafayette Library Again Teaming Up for “Dance on Film”

by Diane Claytor Lights! Camera! Action! OK. You might not actually hear these words when Diablo Ballet again presents their very popular Dance on Film Series.  Instead, more descriptive words you may hear (or even say) are incredible, fantastic, beautiful, amazing, groovy, awesome and fascinating. For the fifth consecutive year, Diablo Ballet is teaming up […]

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Get Ready. PAWS de Tutu Coming to the Lafayette Reservoir

by Diane Claytor If you’re reading this Diablo Ballet blog, you probably already know that a pas de deux is a dance performed by two dancers. If you live in the Bay Area, you can experience Diablo Ballet’s PAWS de Tutu, a fun-filled beautiful June morning, replete with a dog PAWrade, costume comPAWtition, music, celebrities, […]

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