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Diablo Ballet Premiering Exciting New Work by Robert Dekkers in May

by Diane Claytor Time certainly does fly! In only a few short weeks, Diablo Ballet will close its 21st season. This year’s grand finale, performing on May 8 and 9, will celebrate masters of dance, featuring Just –Diablo Ballet’s Premiere of the thrilling duet by celebrated choreographer Trey McIntyre The exciting duet from Book of Alleged Dances […]

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Balanchine’s Harlequinade Featured in Diablo Ballet’s “Enticing Beauty”

by Diane Claytor Maria Tallchief and André Eglevsky. Oleg Ivenko and Kristina Andreeva. Patricia McBride and Edward Vilella. Mikhail Baryshnikov. Anton Korsikov. George Balanchine. Diablo Ballet’s co-founder and Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas. These incredible dancers have all, over the years, performed in Harlequinade, a ballet in the commedia dell’arte style. And on February 6 and […]

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It’s a Swingin’ Good Time

By Diane Claytor Diablo Ballet kicks off its 21st season (as well as the 2014 holidays) on Friday, November 14th with A Swingin Holiday. This year’s edition of A Swingin’ Holiday (the third annual for Diablo Ballet) is again staged by Broadway choreographer Sean Kelly,  and set to the music of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, […]

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The Balanchine Connection: Christopher Stowell at Diablo Ballet

By Diane Claytor When Christopher Stowell resigned from his position as Artistic Director of the Oregon Ballet Theater 18 months ago, a roar was heard throughout the dance world. “An earthquake in Portland this week sent rumbles throughout the national dance scene,” with the resignation of Christopher Stowell, wrote pointemagazine.com blogger Gavin Larsen. Stowell, who […]

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Wishing Everyone “A Swingin’ Holiday”

The holiday season has officially begun… and this weekend (Saturday, Nov. 9), Diablo Ballet will kick off its exciting 20th anniversary season at Ohlone College’s Smith Center in Fremont, featuring A Swingin’ Holiday, 2013 edition. Next weekend, Nov. 15 and 16, will find the same repertoire — A Swingin’ Holiday, Our Waltzes Trilogy and Compulsive […]

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