The World's First Twitter Ballet

November 28, 2001

Choreographers get inspiration from all sources. This winter, Diablo Ballet’s Robert Dekkers is getting his from Twitter. Starting today, the California company is inviting people to Tweet their ideas for a new ballet using the hashtag #DiabloWebBallet. You can suggest emotions, moods, specific steps or music. Voting closes February 14, when Dekkers will choose the seven best suggestions and then spend two weeks putting them all together for The Web Ballet, to premiere March 1. Diablo Ballet’s known for its embrace of social media to engage audiences—last year they were the first professional dance company on the West Coast to invite viewers to live Tweet their performances. Check out more about their latest project at