Good evening, and welcome to the show. Please take a minute to take out your cell phones and tweet.
Yup, Diablo Ballet is looking for real-time Tweeters. For their upcoming performance next month, the company is creating complimentary "tweet seats." A section at the back of the house will be reserved for audience members who promise to tweet throughout the show in exchange for a free ticket. Diablo Ballet hopes to encourage "citizen critics," and encourage artistic conversation between audience members.
The performance takes place March 2 at 7:30 pm at Shadelands Arts Center in Walnut Creek. The company will present the West Coast premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Mercurial Manoeurves, along with KT Nelson's Escaping Game and a new work by David Fonnegra set to Frank Sinatra classics.
Any Bay Area resident aged 16 and older with an active Twitter account can apply for a free seat. Just send your name, phone number, city and a link to your twitter account to Dan Meagher at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 22. Participation is by invitation only.