What You'll Get
Dancers use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin’ Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this deal to see Diablo Ballet’s world premiere of A Swingin’ Holiday, along with other ballet pieces at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. For $25, you get one ticket for floor-level seating in row A or B in the left, right, and center sections; rows C–L of the left and right sections; rows M–Q in the left and right sections; or rows M–P in the center section (a $50 value). Seats are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Choose between the following performances:
- Friday, November 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m.<p>
Diablo Ballet opens its 19th season with the world premiere of A Swingin’ Holiday, an upbeat number that captivates eyes and ears with choreography by Broadway’s Sean Kelly and the holiday music of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Following the cues of Grammy-nominated Musical Director Greg Sudmeier, a live band runs through festive hits by Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole as ballerinas trade their pirouettes for energetic swing-dance steps.
Before A Swingin’ Holiday makes its debut, the California premiere of Lento a Tempe a Appassionato warms up the stage with a passionate, three-movement duet choreographed by Vicente Nebrada of Ballet Nacional de Caracas. The evening also includes a performance with SjDANCEco of José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane, a 20-minute ballet that explores the themes of jealousy and death found in Shakespeare’s Othello. At the end of each night, audience members are invited across the street to Massimo Ristorante for a complimentary cup of coffee and a meet and greet with the dancers. <p>
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 30 days after purchase. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 11/14 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Lesher Center for the Arts. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which we will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem/purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Lesher Center for the Arts's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 mins before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Diablo Ballet
Diablo Ballet is the award-winning professional dance company for Contra Costa County. Presenting both classical and contemporary ballets, the company won the award for Best Dance Troupe in East Bay from Diablo magazine in 2012. But the company does more than present acclaimed performances. Diablo Ballet is committed to exposing youth to the arts through its renowned PEEK Outreach Program, which has reached over 65,000 underserved school children in Alameda and Contra Costa counties since 1995. In addition, Diablo Ballet has served hundreds of at-risk teenage girls incarcerated within the Juvenile Justice system since 2015.