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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The Emotional Beauty of Ophelia

by Carol L. Stefan We’re all familiar with Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” speech in Hamlet, but the character in the play who is often overlooked and under-appreciated is Ophelia, Hamlet’s true love, one of only two women in this tragedy. Val Caniparoli, internationally acclaimed dance maker, has righted that wrong by creating […]

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