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Diablo Ballet presents The Nutcracker Suite
A virtual, local twist on Julia Adam’s “The Nutcracker Suite”
Diablo Ballet kicks off its 27th Season with a virtual performance of Julia Adam’s “The Nutcracker Suite”
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Julia Adam
The ballet takes 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 delight every member of the family.
Due to Covid restrictions, The Nutcracker Suite, which also includes interviews and fun behind the scenes footage, will be filmed in Diablo Ballet’s transformed black box theatre early November and streamed virtually to audience’s homes on opening night November 13th. The virtual link will be available for three days.
As a special add on to the performance, Diablo Ballet will present its annual Sugar Plum Party virtually this year. The event, packaged with the performance, will include a virtual tea party with the Diablo Ballet Company dancers, a mini ballet class, Story Time, and a Sugar Plum kit filled with goodies to make the day extra sweet.
Artistic Director, Lauren Jonas, states, “I am so happy to be able to bring joy to our patrons during this unprecedented time. The dancers are safely back to work with health protocols in place and are thrilled to be back in the studio after six long months.”
Since 1994, Diablo Ballet has been the award-winning, professional dance company for Contra Costa County. Presenting acclaimed classical and contemporary ballets, the company is committed to exposing youth to the arts through its renowned PEEK Outreach Programs which has reached over 68,000 underserved school children in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties since 1995. Also, Diablo Ballet has served hundreds of at-risk teenage girls incarcerated within the Juvenile Justice system since 2015, and in 2019, the company began working with teenagers housed at the Behavioral Health Unit at John Muir Hospital, Concord. In August 2019, Diablo Ballet opened the first Ballet School in Contra Costa County run by a professional ballet company, located in Pleasant Hill.