Diablo Ballet’s 2019-2020 Season
The 26th Season includes beautiful classic ballets by George Balanchine and Val Caniparoli, stunning contemporary works by award-winning choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Penny Saunders and Stanton Welch, a full length version of Coppélia accompanied live by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, a classic holiday story by renowned dance maker Julia Adam and the classic and beloved story book ballet, The Sleeping Beauty.
November 8 – 10, 2019
The 26th Season opening program features our annual hit, A Swingin’ Holiday by Broadway choreographer Sean Kelly with new dances added and accompanied live by the Diablo Ballet Swing Orchestra conducted by Greg Sudmeier. The program also features master choreographer, Julia Adam, who magically transforms a classic holiday story into a World Premiere ballet.
February 7 – 8, 2020
The second program of the season, Balanchine & Beyond, features the romantic Who Cares? By George Balanchine set to George Gershwin; the sweeping duet Berceuse by Penny Saunders; the lyrical Bach Suite for Strings by Sally Streets; the bravura Esmerelda Pas de Deux, variations and Coda; and dancer Michael Wells makes his choreographic debut with Forward Thinking with music composed and performed live by Justin Levitt.
March 20-21, 2020
Considered one of the best-loved classical ballets, this charming, lighthearted, romantic comedy in three acts staged by Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas, and company Regisseur, Joanna Berman, features a doll that comes to life, and a dash of magic. Perfect for all ages, Coppélia will be accompanied live by the Diablo Symphony Orchestra under Music Director and Conductor, Matilda Hofman.
May 1 – 2, 2020
The season concludes with Celebrated Masters May 1-2, 2020, featuring the timeless fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty with the glorious score by Tchaikovsky; the poignant Cylindrical Shadows by award-winning choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa; Australian choreographer and Artistic Director of Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch’s sweeping contemporary ballet, Orange; and the duet from Book of Alleged Dances by Val Caniparoli.