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Dance Notes: A Swingin’ Holiday and The Nutcracker Suite

DANCE NOTES: A SWINGIN’ HOLIDAY & THE NUTCRACKER SUITE A Swingin’ Holiday Each year, the holiday season kicks off with aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and gingerbread. Houses are decked with holiday decorations and lit up with festive twinkling lights; visions of sugar plums and snowflakes dance in the minds of those awaiting the arrival of […]

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Dance Notes: Celebrated Masters

Celebrated Masters Dance Notes By Diane Claytor Swan Lake Suite Black Swan Pas de deux, White Swan Pas de deux and Coda and Variations. A few definitions you may find useful: a Pas de deux (French for “step of two”) is a duet in which two dancers, typically a male and female, perform ballet steps […]

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Dance Notes: From Another Time

From Another Time: Justin Levitt, Composer & Pianist Tina Kay Bohnstedt, Choreographer Justin Levitt is doing exactly what he has wanted to do since he was a young boy; Tina Kay Bohnstedt, on the other hand, had no interest in dancing and only took it up at the insistence of her mother. Amazingly, Justin has […]

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Dance Notes: Apollo

It’s a new year and for Diablo Ballet, it’s another year of thrilling audiences with creative, exciting and joyful performances. The second program in Diablo Ballet’s landmark 25th Season – Balanchine and Beyond – features three incredible ballets. So sit back, relax, and get ready to once again be impressed. George Balanchine and Apollo The […]

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Dance Notes: Carnival of the Imagination

Carnival of the Imagination By: Diane Claytor Last year, theclassicalgirl.com wrote about Robert Dekkers, Diablo Ballet’s choreographer, “Robert’s work always fascinates…” While it seems that every project he creates could be described as fascinating – as well as exciting, surprising, mesmerizing, creative and ‘out of the box’ – perhaps none can use all those adjectives […]

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Dance Notes: A Swingin’ Holiday

A Swingin’ Holiday By: Diane Claytor It simply wouldn’t be the holidays – or at least wouldn’t feel like the holidays – if Diablo Ballet didn’t open its season with the perennial favorite, A Swingin’ Holiday. Having performed this very popular, high energy, holiday favorite annually since 2012, the opening of our landmark 25th Season […]

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