A true highlight of the Chadash family is the community we build through the process of bringing our stories to life. We are enriched by the friendships that form during the course of our projects. And some friendships have been forged and cherished even on the edges of Chadash. Kelly was introduced to Natalie Lambelet through Chadash after last year’s concert was already cast, when Natalie came onboard to assist and manage backstage. Since that time, Natalie’s whole family has become treasured friends of the Archer family. We are so excited to get the chance to work with her and appreciate the beauty of her performance as a dancer in “Made For Another World!”
Natalie has recently relocated to Denver and is thrilled to join Kelly and the beautiful cast. She is a trained dancer, visual artist and amateur trail runner. At the age of 16 she received a full merit scholarship to study at the School of Ballet Chicago and furthered her training with private coaching by Gelsey Kirkland. She has performed as a freelance artist in NYC for 8 years and had the opportunity to travel and dance in places such as Paris and Berlin. She holds a BA at the University of New Mexico, where she later served as adjunct professor; she was also faculty at the School of Steps on Broadway in New York City, and is currently a guest teacher at Denver School of the Arts.
Judi and her husband, Craig, had a conversation some time ago about where they found beauty in the world. For him, a sports enthusiast and former basketball coach, one answer was “in a perfectly executed fast break,” which he described as “poetry in motion.” For her, one example was “sitting on the shore, listening to the crashing waves break against the rocks and watching the sea spray dance in the air.” Beauty in the human form and in athleticism. Beauty in the grandeur and majesty of nature. We have long been patrons of the arts and recognize the beauty and truth we have experienced over the years in live theatre, film, visual art and dance.
At Chadash, we believe that beauty speaks to the core of our beings in a way nothing else can. Art has the potential to move us, to inspire us, to enlighten us, to educate us, to encourage us and to excite us. Come experience the gift of beauty and truth the arts offer! Get your tickets today to see Made For Another World.
Dance Photo: Vincent Hardy
When Judi started writing the poetry and spoken word pieces for Made For Another World, it was clear from the start that she was writing her own story. And she says, “In truth, I’m fairly sure I was writing yours, too.” The story speaks about some “enemies of the heart” that all of us struggle with from time to time in our lives, emotional hurdles that can lessen our ability to live our lives with open hands and a full heart . . .
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Choosing a name for our company was a journey of exploration in itself.
One joy inherent in the arts is the ability to reveal the truth of the human condition in a way that allows us not only to see ourselves as we are, but also to recognize who we could become. Flawed, broken, vulnerable beings, we still have an extraordinary ability to live abundant lives, filled with passion and significance. No matter the challenges, our lives can be renewed, restored, repaired because “clay footed ” as we may be, in my friend Steven Garber’s words, we are nonetheless “full of glories” as well as “shames.”
If you research the word Chadash, you’ll find this definition:
chadash (pronounced khaw-dash’)
a primitive root; to be new; causatively, to rebuild:–renew, repair.
The definition fits perfectly with our Chadash mission and vision statement, in which we state our desire “to stand in the ashes of the barn burned down, pointing to the moon. One foot in suffering and one foot in hope.” (Farrer) Our stories capture the truth of who we are, but always with an eye to whom we might become through renewal and restoration. Always, always, we strive to point to the moon, to hope.
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We wanted to share a few photos from last year’s incredible concert. For those of you who missed last year’s show, you don’t want to miss this year’s! For tickets, go to anotherworld.brownpapertickets.com!
Photo credit: Mike Oliver
We are grateful to have the opportunity to present our Denver area concert at a beautiful facility! The Broomfield Auditorium (adjacent to the Broomfield Library) is an intimate performance space in the heart of Broomfield and is a perfect host for Chadash Dance’s upcoming production of Made For Another World premiering August 11th and 12th. This professional facility seats 288 people. The main floor orchestra has 234 seats and the balcony has 54 seats. There are also 6 spaces available for wheelchairs. Seating for each performance will be first come first serve and the doors will open 30 minutes before each show. To buy your tickets, go to anotherworld.brownpapertickets.com. We encourage you to buy your tickets soon, to make sure you get one of these great seats at the Broomfield Auditorium!
We are officially one month away from opening night of Chadash Dance’s premiere of “Made For Another World,” August 11th and 12th at the beautiful Broomfield Auditorium and tickets are now available for purchase! Tickets are $15 general admission ($10 for student and seniors) for either one of our 7:30 evening performances and $10 general admission (only $5 for students and seniors!) for our special 2:00 matinee on August 12th. To buy your tickets, go to anotherworld.brownpapertickets.com. We encourage you to buy your tickets soon, before they are all gone. . . We have a feeling they are going to go quickly this year!