Coming Soon to Sacramnto, CA!

Chadash is excited to bring Made For Another World to Sacrament, CA January 5th and 6th, 2018.  Check out all the details on our event page by clicking the link above or this picture:

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Chadash is a Hebrew word that means to renew, rebuild, refresh and repair.

We are a professional dance company in the Denver area passionate about our mission… To cultivate renewal, reparation, and restoration in a broken world, through intentional and well-crafted art in the media of movement and dance. To honestly acknowledge the world as it is, and through the aesthetic of dance, engage in the conversation about what the world can be. Through transcendent choreography that cuts to the heart, stirs the soul and is thought-provoking, to essentially “stand in the ashes of the barn burned down and point to the moon. One half in suffering and one half in hope.”

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Chadash artist in residence in documentary

 

“Along with Judi, the Chadash family is so pleased to share this short documentary she participated in for “This is Life With Cancer,” which allowed her to express the joy that she gets both from being a part of the Chadash family and from her creative work with our dance company. We hope our friends in California will enjoy the current Chadash production when it comes to Roseville the first week in January.” #inspirationlives

Kris Nickeson

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Last year, Kelly and Judi felt particularly lucky to benefit from the creative artistry and technical expertise of Kris Nickeson, who was assigned to be our technician at the Broomfield Auditorium. Auditorium policy doesn’t allow for personnel requests, so we were absolutely delighted when by the luck of the draw, we were paired with Kris again this year! We’d like to consider him an honorary member of the Chadash family, as we are thrilled to have his supportive, friendly attitude and great talent in the booth again this year.

Kris’ Bio:

Kris Nickeson is the owner of Microtones Studios in Westminster, Colorado, where he wears many hats, functioning as an engineer, session artist and producer. A graduate of the Musician’s Institute, he designs and runs lights and sound for a wide variety of productions at the Broomfield Theatre. Kris and his wife Niya also gig around town with their band.

Our Chadash Family Portrait

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We now have thirty-three contributors to our dance concert, including nine professional dancers from California, Texas, and Colorado and six pre-pros from the Denver area. Our Chadash family for this production also includes two filmmakers, five actors, two painters,  two photographers, a composer, a poet and spoken word performer, our costume designer, a post production specialist, sound and lighting designers, and, of course, our choreographer and artistic director. Though most of our contributors are from either California or Colorado, some live and work in other parts of the country.

Our California and Texas contributors are traveling to Broomfield to join our local colleagues in creating a meaningful work of art that has the potential to cultivate renewal, reparation, and restoration in a broken world. Combining dance with a variety of other visual and performing arts, we tell stories in an effort to honestly acknowledge the world as it is, but with the intent to engage in the conversation about what the world can be. Through transcendent choreography that cuts to the heart, stirs the soul and is thought-proving, we seek to “stand in the ashes of the barn burned down and point to the moon. One half in suffering and one half in hope.”  For thousands of years the arts have stirred, moved and shaped culture in ways that nothing else could. In a society that has shifted to screens, Chadash restores the unique power of the live stage!

We hope you will join us. Tickets are available at anotherworld.brownpapertickets.com

What to Expect at Made For Another World

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“WHAT SHOULD MY FAMILY AND I EXPECT TO SEE, TO HEAR AND TO EXPERIENCE IF WE COME TO YOUR SHOW, MADE FOR ANOTHER WORLD?”

WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTION IS IT?
Made For Another World takes the form of concert dance, in which the primary aim is to tell a story. To present that story in the most engaging manner possible, we have assembled the collective works of several members of the Chadash family of artists, including painters, filmmakers, multi-media artists, photographers, musicians, songwriters, actors, poets and spoken word artists along with that of our choreographer and costumer.

WHAT IS THE STORY ABOUT?
This is a story that resonates for most of us in the modern age. Children live in the world with full hearts and open hands, filled with wonder and joy and hope, curious about everything and everyone. But as we grow older, challenging circumstances introduce us to enemies of the heart, emotions and pitfalls that can shrink our joy for living. Fear, Busyness, false Ego, Apathy–each of these enemies of the heart can cause our lives to shrink as our hands and hearts, once open and receptive, soon begin to close.

These are the enemies that accost our protagonist, who was created to live life richly from the heart–free, unfettered and filled with joy and hope. Our story tells the tale of her quest for a better world, a world where she can be victorious over the enemies of her heart and live the life for she was made. Made For Another World is the story of an abundant life reclaimed.

WHAT KIND OF DANCING WILL WE SEE?
Chadash is a contemporary dance company. Our concerts employ various forms of dance, including modern, ballet and even some jazz and musical theatre. And the music is too eclectic to even catalogue!

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE AND TIMELINE OF THE SHOW?
The production is divided into two acts: the first about 45 minutes and the second about 30 minutes. There is a 15 minute intermission dividing them.

The first act begins with a dance introducing the story and characters, and includes voice over narration to set the stage for the four scenes that follow. In each of these four scenes, the protagonist interacts with one of the enemies of the heart. Each dance is preceded by a short film or slide show that introduces the particular enemy. The show also includes a chorus of dancers, who, through movement and voice-over narration, comment on the events of the story.

The second act consists of the culmination of the protagonist’s journey as she comes to a new understanding and makes decisions about who she chooses to be in this world.

WHO WILL ENJOY THIS SHOW?
We have intentionally created a family friendly show so that people from school age children on up to their great grandparents should have an engaging, positive experience. Our mission is “to stand in the ashes of the barn burned down, pointing to the moon, one foot in suffering and one foot in hope.” We want to see humanity as we are in our productions, but always with an eye to whom we could become!

HOW CAN WE BUY TICKETS?
Tickets are currently available online at anotherworld.brownpapertickets.com
The show plays at the Broomfield Auditorium on August 11 and 12 at 7:30 and there is also a matinee at 2 PM on the 12th with a $5 ticket price for students

Back to School

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We wanted to share some thoughts that Regan, the husband of Chadash’s artistic director, had about whether or not students should attend our concert, “Made For Another World.”

It’s almost time for our kids to go back to school. Some are itching, some need to be encouraged and some- possibly forced! We make sure that school and vegetables are a regular part of our kids lives, knowing what they need even when they don’t. But, what about art? Our kids are enmeshed in the art of our culture, but does that art stand the test of the Ancient Greek philosophers, is it good, is it true, is it beautiful? What our kids are continually exposed to will shape them into who they will be tomorrow. Stretch your kids. Expose them to transformative art that is good, true and beautiful. Check out “Made For Another World” and have some great post-show conversations about the life they truly want to live before they head back to school! -Regan Archer, veteran youth pastor and practicing parent.

Troy Warwick

Kelly was so pleased to meet Troy Warwick and his talented young son Eli, who were both a part of Johnny Clark’s film project for which Kelly created choreography.  Not only did she enjoy working with him in that capacity, but soon after she fell in love with his photography, and immediately felt it was supposed to be a part of the “Made For Another World” concert.  We are extremely excited to have Troy’s amazing photography featured in our concert, and, as with our other visual artists, his work will be available for purchase in the lobby before the show, at intermission, and after the concert.  You don’t want miss it!  Purchase tickets at anotherworld.brownpapertickets.com.

Troy’s Bio:

Troy is a photographer, filmmaker and worship leader who believes that music and art are a language given to us to draw us and our world closer to God.  His wife and three children enjoy exploring and adventuring to new places together.  We have always loved the beauty of God’s creation and we make an effort to put our lives in its way – allowing it to enrich us, reboot us, reconnect us, and fill us up – drawing us closer to God and to one another as a family. We crave simplicity and peace – free from the noise, busyness, materialism, and expectations of our culture.