STARS & STRIPES JUBILEE

March 22 - 23, 2024

Celebrate Diablo Ballet’s landmark 30th Anniversary with Stars & Stripes Jubilee!

Tickets are on sale through the Lesher Center for the Arts ticket office. Purchases can be made online, by calling (925) 943-SHOW or in person at the ticket office.

Please note: to avoid ticket scams, please purchase your tickets directly through the Lesher Center for the Arts website or Ticket office. Lesher Center Ticket office is the only official purchase point for Diablo Ballet’s tickets. Purchases through a third party site will not guarantee entrance or seating at our performances. Any questions, contact Diablo Ballet at (925) 943-1775 x 2 or the Lesher Center ticket office at (925) 943-SHOW.

Senior communities – please contact dan@diabloballet.org for assistance with your tickets.

Stars & Stripes Jubilee performs on March 22 at 6 pm and on March 23 at 2 pm. The performance will run approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission.  For the full playbill, click here. 

Stars & Stripes

Music: John Philip Sousa
Choreography: George Balanchine

Featuring the Pas de Deux, variations and coda from George Balanchine’s ballet Stars & Stripes inspired by John Philip Sousa’s patriotic music. The ballet is dedicated to the memory of Fiorello H. LaGuardia, mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1945 and founder of the City Center of Music and Drama.

Elevator Operator

Music: Lesfm, Serge Quadrado, and Redeemin
Choreography: Amanda Farris

An encore performance of an audience favorite by Diablo Ballet Company dancer, Amanda Farris. Selected by audiences from Diablo Ballet’s first Dance Laboratory in 2022, the ballet was inspired by Farris’ love of Bossa nova music. Farris stated, “It’s unfortunate that this music is often relegated to be used as elevator music or generic background music, so I wanted to create a story where it takes the spotlight in a collective daydream. Using magical realism, it takes a look at how we can find joy in the commonplace or the mundane.”

Forward Thinking

Music: Justin Levitt
Choreography: Michael Wells

An encore presentation of Forward Thinking by Michael Wells who just retired from the company this past May. This ballet was the first work he choreographed for the company in February of 2020 and is danced to music composed by Justin Levitt.

Pas de Deux from Sinuosity

Music: Enya
Choreography: Sean Kelly

This lyrical duet, which premiered in 1996 by the Houston Ballet, is a romantic work that combines virtuosity and athleticism. The ballet is set to an instrumental arrangement by the Celtic music of Enya.

La Bayadère

Music: Ludwig Minkus
Staged by: Based on Marius Petipa

La Bayadère received its premier in 1977 in Saint Petersburg Russia and is a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, and justice. Staged by Company Teacher and Regisseur, Christopher Lam, the ballet will showcase the company at its finest in the glorious and celebratory Pas d’Action featuring the whole company with Diablo Ballet School’s upper-level students.

TICKETS

Stars & Stripes Jubilee performs March 22 – 23 at the Lesher Center for the Arts. 
The performances will be at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. See directions