Diablo Ballet presents: Dance Laboratory, First Edition benefiting The LGBT Asylum Project.

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our First Dance Laboratory!  The choreographer selected by the audience to show their ballet during our 22/23 Season will be announced on social media this week! 

Founded in 2022 by Felipe Leon, Dance Laboratory is a residency program that offers four local San Francisco and Bay Area choreographers to have an unconstrained space to dream, develop and express an innovative new work featuring the dancers of the Diablo Ballet. This platform will offer new and experienced choreographers the opportunity to explore their creativity, gain experience and reach their full potential as choreographers and artists.

The First Edition of Diablo Ballet’s Dance Laboratory will perform on June 5 at 2pm and 4 pm at Diablo Ballet School.  The program features new works by:

“Garden of Forgiveness”
Choreography by: Marika Brussel.
Music by: Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch

“Elevator Operator”
Choreography by: Amanda Farris
Music by: Lesfm, Serge Quadrado, and Redeemin

“My friend Eli can’t leave the house”
Choreography by: Nol Simonse
Music by: Emma Tomé

“The Art of Swoon”
Choreography by: Milissa Payne Bradley.
Music by: Johann David Heinichen

One of the four choreographers will be selected by the audience to be featured in the 2022/2023 Diablo Ballet season, which will be performed at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA.

Inclusion and diversity are the core principles that drive Dance Laboratory. As such, a percentage of the profit from Dance Laboratory’s show will go toward The LGBT Asylum Project, the only San Francisco nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to providing accessible legal representation for LGBT asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or HIV status. For more information, click here.

Dance Laboratory is a celebration of bringing a proud community together that embraces members from all walks of life through the fine art of dancing.

Photos by: Felipe Leon

The performance will be at Diablo Ballet School. See directions