MISSION The mission of Contemporary Ballet Dallas is to present innovative dance performances and educational programs to a broad audience, while cultivating emerging dance artists and choreographers...
MISSION The mission of Contemporary Ballet Dallas is to present innovative dance performances and educational programs to a broad audience, while cultivating emerging dance artists and choreographers in North Texas.
We meet our mission by:
• fusing traditional ballet with contemporary dance and music to present ballet as a progressive art form • implementing outreach programs that make dance accessible to under-served communities • providing dancers and choreographers the opportunity to perform and create in a smaller, contemporary setting
COMPANY OVERVIEW Contemporary Ballet Dallas, CBD, is a unique dance company for a unique city and was founded in 2000 by SMU dance alumnae. CBD performs a diverse repertoire of modern, ballet, and jazz influenced works that inspire the North Texas community. The company’s progressive, diverse & contemporary style combines with a variety of musical genres, in turn, engaging a broader audience. Utilizing professional dancers and recent college graduates, concerts are billed for the everyday man, as well as dance enthusiasts interested in a full spectrum of dance styles. CBD has received favorable reviews from dance critics throughout the area and continues to be recognized throughout the local dance scene.
CBD creates original new work constantly, while also accessing strong repertoire in its library. The company has also commissioned new works throughout its history and continues to present main-stage concerts each season. CBD also provides a platform for emerging artists to set works at no cost to them, performs at local community performances and art festivals, serves as entertainment for charity events, and continues to present community outreach programs to under-served students through our Chance to Dance educational initiatives.
PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW Since its beginning in 2000, Contemporary Ballet Dallas has consistently produced full concert seasons, participated in a number of area art and dance festivals, premiered over 70 original works, afforded opportunities to over 35 local and emerging choreographers to set works and see their vision become a reality by providing the dancers, the rehearsal space, costumes, lights and venue to premiere their work at no cost and additionally has commissioned 10 new works from respected and renowned choreographers.
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