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Robert Dekkers

Modern-Day Intimacy in Post:Ballet Six-Pack

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is a big year for Robert Dekkers. He has always juggled his roles as dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director of his own small but highly visible company with seemingly superhuman energy.

Diablo Ballet at 21: Two Shining Stars

Ken Ludden | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Diablo Ballet's 21st celebration performance series at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek, California was on May 6th and 7th. Dubbed Celebrated Masters, a series of single works by choreographers Robert Dekkers, Val Caniparoli, Troy McIntyre and Arthur Saint-Leon was presented.

Power Plays by Robert Dekkers for Post:Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Like a René Magritte painting come to life, Robert Dekkers' latest assault on the conventions of theatrical dance piles up one absurd image on another in precise, deliberate fashion, leading us rapidly from a vision of tranquil domesticity into hell and chaos,.

Sassy and Sophisticated: Diablo Ballet All Grown Up at 20

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.08.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

After 20 years of charming East Bay audiences, Walnut Creek-based Diablo Ballet tipped its hat to the past with an anniversary program that segued movingly from film clips of past performances to live performance of the same pieces, but also nodded vigorously to the future with a brand new work by resident choreographer Robert Dekkers.

Post:Ballet's Witty 'Four Plays'

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Post:Ballet's "Four Plays", suggests we are in for an evening of lighthearted, sexy escapades. But choreographer Robert Dekkers' dances are not just landscapes of streamlined bodies making pretty shapes, but also witty social commentary.

Post:Ballet's Playful New San Francisco Season

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Robert Dekkers couldn't abandon time altogether, but in field the present shifts he has relinquished the concepts of beginning and end. He chose a playful, elegant device, shaping his dancers' bodies into silhouettes of the letters in American Sign Language.

Diablo Ballet Does Balanchine and Modern Urban Nightmares

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.05.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Tina Kay Bohnstedt's new work From Another Time was a mysterious, absorbing glimpse into a dream world, set to a plaintive piano score composed and played live by local pianist Justin Levitt.

Diablo Ballet Shines In a Work of Mad Genius

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Diablo Ballet kicked off its latest program with all-American live-wire choreographer Trey McIntyre's homage to the 18th century Gainsborough portrait, The Blue Boy.

Diablo Ballet's Flight of the Dodo (The Web Ballet) Takes Wing

Carla Escoda | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Choreographer Robert Dekkers is on a mission -- a ballet-by-social-media mission. 2013-02-27-diabloballetpull.jpg

Hannah Bricker

Local Dance Company Uses Twitter To Choreograph New Piece

HuffingtonPost.com | Hannah Bricker | Posted 01.10.2013 | San Francisco

Diablo Ballet's next piece is in your hands. Don't know the difference between a grapevine and a grand écart? No sweat. Those who can't do, tweet. ...