Celebrate the new year as Diablo Ballet presents the second program of their 22nd season celebrating the power of dance with Precision and Balance. Diablo Ballet will open the performance with the full production of George Balanchine’s masterpiece, Apollo, staged by Christopher Stowell, former San Francisco Ballet principal dancer who performed in almost every Balanchine production presented there during his sixteen-year tenure. Balanchine was only 24 years old when he created Apollo and regarded it as his artistic coming of age. The ballet premiered in 1928 at the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt in Paris, the result of an extraordinary artistic collaboration between Balanchine, set designer André Bauchant, costume designer Coco Chanel and composer Igor Stravinsky.
The February program also features My Way, choreographed by beloved company alumna Tina Kay Bohnstedt and made famous by Frank Sinatra and will be performed to live music.
Also included in Diablo Ballet’s performance, Resident Choreographer and dancer Robert Dekkers, presents Milieu, set to a live performance of a commissioned score by Daniel Berkman. Milieu was created in 2009 for Novaballet in Phoenix, where Dekkers was the resident choreographer at the time.
Each performance is followed by an interactive Q&A with the dancers and choreographers and includes a complimentary dessert & coffee reception, with an opportunity for the audience members to get up close and personal with the artists.