Diablo Ballet’s 2020-2021 Season
The 2020-21 Season will feature the return of master choreographer Julia Adam’s holiday hit, The Nutcracker Suite and her witty and sophisticated fairytale centric, Once Upon a Time; the joyous and energetic Who Cares? choreographed by George Balanchine; the emotional and romantic duet from Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance); a new work by company dancer Michael Wells; the variations and coda from the timeless The Sleeping Beauty and the full length version of Coppélia accompanied live by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra and more. A virtual option for each of our programs will be available. If you are interested in a season subscription, please click here.
May 7-16, 2021
The season continues with the return of Julia Adam’s witty and sophisticated Once Upon a Time, where a young man accidentally finds himself as the male lead in everyone’s favorite classic fairytales such as Cinderella, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood. This charming ballet will leave audiences of all ages believing in happily ever after.
June 18 – 27, 2021
Our final virtual program of the season features a selection from one of the best-loved classical ballets, Coppelia. This charming, lighthearted, romantic comedy staged by Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas, and Broadway choreographer, Sean Kelly, features a brash young protagonist, a doll that comes to life, and a dash of magic. Also included is the romantic duet, Carousel (A Dance) choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, inspired by the Broadway musical and the ballet Frugivory by Portuguese choreographer Bruno Roque.
December 21-23, 2020
Back by popular demand, Diablo Ballet presents an encore performance of the smash holiday hit, Julia Adam’s The Nutcracker Suite. Join Diablo Ballet for a local twist on the timeless holiday classic when the Diablo family and their daughter Clara check into the Nutcracker Suite at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill for Christmas Eve. This whimsical ballet captures the magic and anticipation of the holidays that will be sure to delight every member of the family. Due to Covid restrictions, The Nutcracker Suite, which also includes interviews and fun behind the scenes footage, will was filmed in our transformed studio early November and will be streamed virtually to the comfort of your home starting December 21st and available for three days.
February 19-28, 2021
The second program of Diablo Ballet’s 27th Season, Balanchine & Beyond, features the joyous and jazzy Who Cares? choreographed by George Balanchine with music by George Gershwin; the return of the hauntingly beautiful Berceuse by Penny Saunders; the wedding scene from the timeless fairytale, The Sleeping Beauty featuring the entire company; and Two One Self by company dancer Michael Wells and choreographer Derion Loman, whose electrifying performances have been seen on America’s Got Talent and World of Dance.