The Way Home
This incredible concert creatively explores the idea of our inner lives. We all have a variety of characters that dwell within us, that make up who we are. When those characters are at their healthiest, they can lead us home to our truest selves. However, when the arrows and traumas of life cause these characters to become unhealthy, they can lead us away from who we were truly meant to be. Told through the vocabulary of dance and spoken word, in the form of a fairy tale, our story tells of a cottage in the woods, where four characters reside together: The Businessman, The Sad Lady, The Scared Girl and The Bohemian. This cottage sits in a beautiful forest that used to be filled with light, but now is shrouded in darkness. These characters are faced with the task of not only how to usher the light back in, but also how to become a cohesive whole again.
Broomfield, CO. August 2021
Sacramento, CA. January 2022
We are so excited to present the delightful story Weird based on the work by C.J. Casciotta, Get Weird. In describing the heart of the book and this show, it has been written, “Most of us grow up believing it’s more important to fit in than to stand out. But there’s something different about you…and it matters.” This original tale is being brought to life by phenomenal local and national professional dancers accompanied by an original score of music composed by our very own Dave Wilton, a local musician, and composer known as A Boy and His Kite. A classic tale for the whole family.
The One You Feed
Westminster, CO May 2021
Storyline: It was a day like any other day in the Empire. Mothers scolded their children. Teachers tried to keep order and parents moved through their daily chores. Info screens radiating news flashes and town criers disseminating propaganda pamphlets kept everyone on edge because the news, as always, was frightening stuff. People living in the Empire were mounting various protests at odds with one another, each decrying their own version of injustice and political gamesmanship. And yet, in the neighboring land of the Realm, there were those who, though they recognized the ills of society, still believed it was possible to transcend our human shortcomings, to reject the narrow views we can be fed by a false narrative of ourselves, of the world, of each other. And then, seeing with new eyes, that we could still choose to see what the world could be! As these two worlds of thought collide, the legend of the two fighting wolves is played out. One is darkness and despair; the other is light and hope. But only one will win the battle. So the question becomes, Which wolf will win?
The Breath & The Clay Conference
Winston-Salem, NC March 2019
The Breath & the Clay is a creative arts gathering exploring the intersections of art, faith & culture. Chadash had the privilege of presenting some excerpts from Battle Cry for this amazing and powerful confluence of creatives.
Broomfield, CO August 2018
Sacramento, CA January 2019
Battle Cry tells the tale of Evangeline and Oliver, a story that is common to all of us who seek meaning and significance in our relationships and our lives. We all long for love and acceptance, and we all want to live a life that matters. Evangeline and Oliver are no different. Theirs is a quest for wholehearted, passionate living. Waking to the realization that a meaningful life is passing them by, they learn to face their fears and seek to find the best in each other. Evangeline and Oliver embark on a journey to become their best and most courageous selves, overcoming the darkness that preys on their individual fears by learning how to see in one another, and ultimately, in themselves, strengths they did not know they possessed. Evangeline and Oliver come to understand that only when we are brave enough to face the Darkness will we discover the infinite power of the Light.
Presenting Denver Dance Festival
Denver, CO June 2018
Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement was proud to have been selected to be a part of the inaugural Presenting Denver Dance Festival. The 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, co-presented by Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, a compilation of world premieres by Colorado artists 3rd Law Dance/Theater, Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, Edgar L. Page, Gregory Gonzales, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Helanius J. Wilkins, Kristen Demaree, and The Schiff Dance Collective.
Made For Another World
Broomfield, CO August 2017
Sacramento, CA January 2018
“Made For Another World” tells a story familiar to most of us–a story most of us have lived one way or another. We come into this world with full hearts and open hands, filled with wonder and joy and hope. 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 and Apathy are the enemies that accost our protagonist, who was created to live 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 in which she can be victorious over the enemies of her heart and live the full, abundant life for which she was created.
Palm Desert Choreography Festival
Palm Desert, CA November 2016
An excerpt of A Life’s Song was chosen for the prestigious 19th annual McCallum Institutes Festival… it was an honor to be a part of this festival!
A Life’s Song
Broomfield, CO August 2016
Chadash Dance, a new professional contemporary dance company based in the Denver area, presents A Lifes Song, a captivating story told through dance that follows a life, from childhood to old age. This transcendent journey of movement will provoke thought, stir the soul and fill the heart.