“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 which 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 Patti Baker Theatre at Roseville High School (1 Tiger Way, Roseville, CA) on January 5 and 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm.