Articles in: Dance Notes

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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Dance Notes: From Dream to Reality

By Diane Claytor Diablo Ballet turns 25 years old in March, 2019. From now until that auspices date, there will be periodic blog posts taking you from the very beginning, when this incredible company was a mere idea, to the gala celebrating this remarkable accomplishment.  The dream to create a ballet company in the suburbs […]

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Dance Notes: Diablo Ballet – 25 Years and Counting

By Diane Claytor Diablo Ballet will turn 25 years old in March, 2019. From now until that auspices date, there will be periodic blog posts taking you from the very beginning, when this incredible company was a mere idea, to the gala celebrating this remarkable accomplishment. At the Beginning… Once upon a time, in a […]

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Dance Notes: Celebrated Masters

It’s one of those sad facts of life….all good things must come to an end. And for dance lovers and Diablo Ballet supporters, Celebrated Masters, performing at Walnut Creek’s Del Valle Theatre on May 4-5, closes another incredible year where we were able to not only “experience the power of dance,” but revel in every graceful […]

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Dance Notes: Harmonious Beauty

By Diane Claytor Harmonious, according to the dictionary definition, means “forming a pleasing, consistent whole…made up of sounds that combine agreeably…pleasing to the ear, tuneful, melodious.” And Beauty…well, we all have our own definition of beauty, but according to dictionary.com, it’s the “quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep […]

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