Articles in: Performance

Diablo Ballet’s Landmark 20th Season is About to Begin

By Diane Claytor Most of us are probably aware that the symbol for a 50th anniversary is gold; silver is the designated gift of choice for a 25th anniversary. With Diablo Ballet celebrating its 20th anniversary this season, I was curious as to what tradition says is the symbol for that milestone year. China and […]

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Creating a World Premiere

By Diane Claytor Robert Dekkers is apparently a man who doesn’t require a great amount of rest. And that’s a good thing because, when he told me about all the dance-related activities he has on his very busy schedule, I asked him when he possibly has time to sleep. If you read the last blog […]

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Creating a Ballet Performance – From beginning to end

By Diane Claytor I am not a dancer. Before I started volunteering with Diablo Ballet, I could count on one hand the number of times I’d seen a professional dance performance (and probably most of those were holiday performances of The Nutcracker). So, as I sat at the Inside the Dancers’ Studio performance watching Diablo […]

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Diablo Ballet’s Apollo shines in Cali!

June 7, 2010 Hola from tropical Cali, Colombia!  I am Diablo Ballet dancer, Erika Johnson, and I’m thrilled to be here at the fourth annual Festival Internacional de Ballet! The house was full at the historic Teatro Municipal this evening, and Jekyns Peláez, Tina Kay Bohnstedt, Jenna McClintock, and Mayo Sugano shined on the 19th […]

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Diablo Ballet tour to Colombia, June 6 – 10th.

Diablo Ballet is thrilled to perform at the fourth annual Festival Internacional de Ballet in Cali, Colombia.  The dancers take the stage June 7th at the Teatro de Cristobal Colon, presenting George Balanchine’s classic, Apollo.  This will mark the first time since 1941 that a work by Balanchine is seen in Cali.  Pictured are Tina […]

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