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Experience the transformative power of expressive movement through the intersection of dance and technology as Centennial State Ballet returns to live performances on stage for our 2021/22 performance season!
10th Anniversary | Celebrate, Commemorate, Innovate
A note from Executive Artistic Director, Kristin Kingsley
594 Days. Due to COVID-19, it will be 594 days from CSB’s last live performance – The Nutcracker on December 22, 2019 – to our first live performance this season – Garden Party: A Senior Celebration on August 8, 2021. For the past 19 months, performance-based artists have been striving to find alternative ways to continue inspiring human connection during the necessary closure of performance spaces, shut down of gatherings, and isolation. CSB’s answer was engineered through the courage and curiosity, adaptability and professionalism, and the immense resiliency of our Staff, Youth Company Members, Community of Volunteers, and Board of Directors with the support of community partnerships, new and old.
Dance is a human language based in movement, and in 2020, artists around the globe courageously stepped into a new paradigm utilizing the gift of technology to continue sharing their voice through their artform. During CSB’s 2020/21 Time to Dance digital season, our youth performers were empowered to bring the happiness and joy of CSB’s performances to life and to our community through film. During our 2021/22 performance season, we embrace that nothing is comparable to a live theater experience, and we are glad to be back live! We are also thrilled to continue connecting and sharing our performances with audiences across the nation through livestream technology.
But what just happened? What did our youth company members learn? Some dancers will never want to perform for film; some realize that film is another opportunity to pursue a dance-adjacent career; and some dancers will dance at every opportunity . . . on concrete, in theaters, for film, and in their basement. Dancers explore their truth as a process, not as a product, and we want to share our performance projects with all who want to be inspired. Therefore, we would be honored to engage with you this year through live performances, in-person or livestreamed, as we Celebrate, Commemorate, and Innovate into our 10th Anniversary: Season of Celebrations!
More Ways to Enjoy this Season
Centennial State Ballet performances demonstrate The Company’s commitment to purity of form, dedication to training, and honing life skills for dancers of all ages and world-changing dreams. We strive to engage the creative heart of each dancer and audience member during each performance.
Centennial State Ballet was born with a vision to bring classical ballet to Colorado through the staging of much-loved ballets and the creation of new ballet repertoire.
Past performances include our annual holiday performance each December of The Nutcracker, our annual Gala Performance each spring featuring, in repertory, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Giselle, Coppélia, and The Sleeping Beauty.
Legacy productions include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Cain: a mystery, Suite de Ballet (a comedy), Hansel and Gretel, and Pinocchio.