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Diablo Ballet | May program featuring The Red Shoes

World Premiere of stunning ballet

Diablo Ballet presents the final program of its 24th Season featuring the World Premiere of Robert Dekkers’ The Red Shoes.

The award-winning Diablo Ballet presents the final program of its 2017-18 Season with Celebrated Masters, May 4th and 5th at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek.

The program will feature the highly anticipated World Premiere of The Red Shoes, choreographed by Diablo Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, Robert Dekkers. The Red Shoes, is an imaginative interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairy tale.

Set to the thrilling score by Academy Award nominated composer Philip Glass, the ballet explores the birth, evolution, and ultimate demise of the ego. The Red Shoes will feature costumes designed by celebrity fashion designer, Cassidy Haley, who has created for P!nk and Fergie among others.

Also featured is the stylish quartet excerpt from Val Caniparoli’s Stolen Moments, with music by Jean-Philippe Rameau, and the charming and lyrical duet Four Norwegian Moods by Lew Christensen, originally created for the San Francisco Ballet in 1976. The ballet is set to Igor Stravinsky’s Four Norwegian Moods for Orchestra.

Immediately following each performance, ticket holders are invited to stay for a post-performance Q&A with our dancers, choreographers and musicians followed by a dessert and coffee reception where you can meet and mingle with the dancers.

Performances are Friday, May 4th, 8 pm, and Saturday, May 5th, at 2 pm and 8 pm at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek.

Tickets are $25 - $47. For tickets, call the Lesher Center Box Office at 925-943-SHOW (7469) or visit

Date & Time

May 4, 2018

8:00PM - 9:30PM

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$25 - $47

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