Centennial State Ballet will kick off their 20th anniversary season with The Fall Showcase at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center’s Stewart Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30. The local, youth ballet, non-profit organization celebrates this milestone season, Looking Back, Moving Forward, with this first performance.
The Fall Showcase performance will feature excerpts from three ballets including: the grand Pas de Deux from Act III of Don Quixote, Jo’s Journal based on the novel Little Women and Carmina Burana. Performances at the Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $17/Students and Seniors and $22/Adults and can be purchased here.
The title of the 20th anniversary season reflects the celebration of exceptional performances throughout the years, “We chose, Looking Back, Moving Forward, to pay homage to past ballets that we have performed. In the spring, we take on the well-known, The Sleeping Beauty, which is a new ballet for us.” said Kristin Kingsley, Executive Artistic Director.
Longmont Dance Theatre Academy (LDTA) students will be the featured performers for the showcase. The LDTA is the Pre-Collegiate Intensive Program (PBIP) and training ground for Centennital State Ballet’s performers. Students in the PBIP program receive superior instruction in ballet, pointe, variations, modern and related disciplines. The students also have multiple performance opportunities throughout the year that serve the Boulder County community.
Centennial State Ballet performs under the direction of Kingsley, and accompaniment for The Fall Showcase will be provided by Devon Newburn. The vision of Centennial State Ballet is to provide live ballet performances to the community. CSB maintains operations as a non-profit organization via local business sponsors and individual donors, ticket sales from performances and various fundraisers throughout the year. For more information, please visit centennialstateballet.org or call (303) 772-1335.