Just Say It
by Chaddick Dance Theater

Feb. 12 - Feb. 21, 2016

Chaddick Dance Theater will present their winter concert showcase “Just Say It” for two weekends on February 12-14 and February 19-21, 2016. Incorporating theater with modern dance, the performance will feature a female-driven cast of six dancers illustrating communication through artistically choreographed dance movements and speaking roles.
Communication connects people and places through a collection of words, sounds, signs, or expressions. Sometimes communication is perceived in the way we intend it to be; sometimes it’s misperceived. Composed of stories from each dancer, “Just Say It” will showcase the connections and disconnects experienced and observed in today’s society.
“Through the simple task of walking my pups in the park or sitting alone in cafes, I have witnessed so many of us working to communicate, trying to express ourselves so wholeheartedly, and yet still seeming to miss the mark,” noted Chaddick. “Inspired by the idea that continuing to try is so much of the work of being human, I began to combine dance and theater, exploring the many ways we attempt to meet our deep need for connection." 
Dance works:
Coarse Connection
Choreography: Cheryl Chaddick
Dancer: Katie Mae Hebert
Music: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Bing & Ruth, Dustin O'Halloran, Max Richter
Set Design: Zoey Cane Belyea
Just Say It – Chaddick Dance Theater
Choreography: Cheryl Chaddick
Dancers: Devon Adams, Angela Benz, Kayla Brown, Kaitlin Coats, Katie Mae Hebert, Christine Wong
Music: Deviations Project, Hildur Guđnadóttir, Turtle Island String Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma, Matthew Schoening, Lucio Amanti, Max Richter,
Set Design: Zoey Cane Belyea
For more information about Chaddick Dance Theater and the “Just Say It” performances, visit www.chaddickdancetheater.com/ - !perfromances/chkj
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Founded in 2007, the Chaddick Dance Theater is an Austin-based dance company led by choreographer and dancer Cheryl Chaddick. The performances explore themes of identity and individual truths driven by personal research and exploration. Through movement-centric choreography, Chaddick and her dance company tell stories of human elements. www.chaddickdancetheater.com
First Street Studio is a 1,400-square-foot dance and performance venue located in East Austin and founded in 2014 by Cheryl Chaddick and Katherine Hodges. The studio serves as a dance training, affordable work and theater performance space for the community. The theater is equipped with 24-foot high ceilings, a suspended grid for theatrical light, a 40 x 28 marley sprung floor, and seating to accommodate audiences of 50-65 people.  Established with the intention to be an accessible venue utilized by the many creative individuals and small arts organizations in Austin, First Street Studio is available for rent at hourly and block rates. www.austindancefirstst.com

Just Say It
by Chaddick Dance Studio
Chaddick Dance Theater

February 12 - February 21, 2016
First Street Studio
2400 E. Cesar Chavez, Suite 202
Austin, TX, 78702

Fridays - Sundays at 8 p.m., February 12 - 21, 2016

First Street Dance Studio, 2400 Cesar Chavez, Suite 202, 78702 (across from Counter Culture; parking available on 2nd Street or Pedernales)

tickets $25 available on-line or $25 at the door

During the first weekend of performances, join Chaddick Dance Theater for their Opening Weekend Cocktail Party on Saturday, February 13th from 6:30pm-7:30pm, just before the night’s show. Mix and mingle while enjoying specialty cocktails – “Press 1 Now” and “Just Say It”, plus, light bites and music.