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11th Anniversary | Strength, Elegance, Passion
A note from Executive Artistic Director | Kristin Kingsley
11th Anniversary. The traditional gift for an 11th anniversary is steel, a symbol of the strong bonds formed by so many years. Centennial State Ballet was formed 11 years ago and was built on strong values of inclusivity, courage, collaboration, and excellence, and we strive to act on those values everyday. CSB primarily serves the Front Range by holistically developing young artists through engagement with the arts, specifically the performing art of dance through ballet. Whether dancers go on to have professional careers in dance or affiliated fields, or simply continue to be patrons of the arts, engaging with ballet during formative years fosters resilience, confident self-expression, and strong communication and collaborative skills. The past two years in particular have certainly provided me with example after example of what CSB can do and I want to share with you one Company Member’s words as they reflected upon dancing during the time of COVID-19 with CSB.
“Thankfully, my wonderful friends and I were able to work together. I think that our ability to communicate and trust each other is what is going to make this new and beautiful. Throughout this process, I realized that my organization skills were something that I needed to improve upon, especially when I was under a lot of stress. I also found that the skills I have worked on for years (advocating and communicating) were finally developing, as I found myself asking questions far more than I used to. I’ll know that this was the best [performance] I could do.” – CSB Company Member.
The 11th anniversary traditional flower is a tulip and a bouquet of tulips is elegant and passionate. CSB is that bouquet and, together, we dedicate each rehearsal, performance, and event to the passion the artform of dance unearths in the soul; we believe the power of expressivity overcomes any obstacle in a graceful and elegant manner. Community and Inclusivity: We commit to building community on stage and in hearts through collaboration and personal relationships. Compassion and Excellence: We devote value to soft skills like self-advocacy, a strong work ethic, and respectful interactions. Collaboration and Optimism: We believe the transformative power of ballet and movement creates more conscientious humans because our consciousness can be redefined not just as an individual process, but as as shared experience that we can positively influence by dancing or viewing dance together.
CSB provides high quality pre-professional coaching in classical ballet to company members. We are promoting dancer wellness in all aspects – through community building, empowering individuals in artistic and creative expression, fostering social growth, and celebrating all bodies. The performance we produce is a beautiful byproduct of this work. I can only imagine what we can accomplish this season. Please enjoy our Strength, Elegance, and Passion through the 11th Anniversary: Season of Imagination!
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, and our annual Gala Performance each spring featuring, in repertory, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Don Quixote, Little Snow-White, 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.