ABOUT CHADASH CONTEMPORARY DANCE MOVEMENT
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.”
ABOUT KELLY ARCHER
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!