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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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Celebrating the career of Rosselyn Ramirez

After 8 seasons with Diablo Ballet, the beautiful Rosselyn Ramirez is retiring from the stage. Please join us in celebrating her on Saturday, November 9th after the 8 pm performance of A Swingin’ Holiday & More. Although she is retiring from performing, she will stay with the company as our PEEK Outreach Assistant Director working […]

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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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Balanchine and Beyond Preview Talk

Preview Talk: Balanchine and Beyond Monday, January 21, 2 pm – 4 pm, Fireside Room at Roosmoor (1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek, 94595) Learn the fascinating background stories of the choreographers and dance works being presented at Diablo Ballet’s Balanchine and Beyond performances at this talk led by arts professional, Diane Mauch. Sponsored by […]

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