Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement

Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement
November 6, 2017 Presenting Denver
Photo by Valerie Febre Yap Studios. Image courtesy of Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement.



Photo by Valerie Febre Yap Studios. Image courtesy of Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement.

Photo by Valerie Febre Yap Studios.

The vision and mission of Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement is to cultivate renewal, reparation, and restoration in a broken world. Combining dance with film, poetry, multi-media, visual art and spoken word performances, we tell stories in an effort to honestly acknowledge the world as it is, but then to engage in the conversation about what the world can be. Through transcendent, thought-provoking choreography that cuts to the heart and stirs the soul, 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.”



Kelly Archer is the founder and artistic director of Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, for which she choreographs concert dance productions employing multiple visual and performing arts modalities. Additionally, Kelly’s choreography has been seen at Jacob’s Pillow’s “Inside/Outside” Festival, the McCallum Theatre’s Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival, the Tanzsommer Festival in Austria, and Synthesis: A Collaboration of the Visual and Performing Arts.  As a dance educator, she co-directed the Pre-Professional division at Northern California Dance Conservatory from 2006–2014. Her students now dance with prestigious companies world-wide, from NDT 2 to “Hamilton” on Broadway!


“Personal. Intimate. Connected. Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement is bringing the internal external in their new piece, Reaching for Hope, A Mountain of We, for the Presenting Denver Dance Festival.” ~W. Celeste Davis Stragand

Read more on In The Spotlight.

APRIL 21, 2018

As part of the Presenting Denver Dance Festival Master Class and Preview Performance Series, Kelly will be teaching a beginning contemporary master class for students ages 15 years or older on April 21, 2018 from 1:00-2:30pm. Kelly will also be showing a sneak peek of the work she is creating for the dance festival from 2:45-3:45pm. The informal showing will be followed by a short audience Q/A with the artists as well as a reception. Both events will take place at Colorado Conservatory of Dance. Learn more.

JUNE 23-24, 2018

Main Stage | New & Now

The 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, co-presented by Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, will be a compilation of world premieres by Colorado artists Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, Edgar L. Page, Gregory Gonzales, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Helanius J. Wilkins, Kristen Demaree, Moraporvida Contemporary Dance, and The Schiff Dance Collective. These main stage artists will perform in the New & Now concert in the Byron Theatre on June 23-24, 2018. There will be additional dance activities over the weekend and throughout the year. Tickets for the Presenting Denver Dance Festival New & Now concert are now on sale via the Newman Center Presents website. Purchase tickets at

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 7pm
Sunday, June, 24, 2018 | 2pm
Facility: The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Byron Theatre located at 2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210.
Cost: $35 general admission


*Pricing is subject to change without notice. Additional ticketing fees may apply. Artists and program subject to change.

The Presenting Denver Dance Festival is co-presented by Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Premier Sponsors | Kayne Anderson Energy Funds and L. Roger and Meredith Hutson
VIP Reception Title Sponsor | Noble Energy
Contributing Sponsors | MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation and U.S. Bank
Free Public Showcase Sponsor | ALPINE BANK
Program Sponsor | The Singleton Family Foundation
New Works Underwriting Sponsors | Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library and Joanna Lamb
Preview Performance Reception Sponsor | Perspective Gourmet
Master Class Venue Sponsors | Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Mercury Academy of Dance, and The D.A.M. Studios – Dance Art Media
Sustainer | EXDO Event Center
Patron | Jeffrey Cummings, Duffy Crane and Hauling
Benefactor | The Reisch Law Firm, LLC