"just be."

just be. An inspiring depiction of honesty, openness, and vulnerability in its purest form.

WHAT IS "just be."?

"just be." is Shannon Watters's Thesis Performance as she completes her Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from Jacksonville University. It is an interactive performance exploring the nature of being: being present, being open, being vulnerable, being engaged, being yourself.

The cast of "just be." consists of four amazing artists: Chad Geiger, Kendra Hibbs, Grace Ludwinski, and Audrey Mitts. Shannon is blessed to spend the fall and spring working with all four of these dancers, and they are going to blow you away at the performance! Also, many of Shannon's students from Academy of Dance Arts will be participating in the performance.


Please help make this performance come to life. "just be." needs your support in generating the production costs for the performances in March, including the costs for venue rental, tech crew, interactive software, cameras, costuming, advertising, photography, videography, and more. Any small donation will make a huge impact.

From Shannon and the cast, we cannot put into words the gratitude we have for all our supporters. It is truly humbling, and we promise to make you proud!


We would love to seeeach and every one of you at our performances! There will be two opportunities to see "just be." Both performances will be held at the Plano Courtyard Theater on March 8, 2014 (6:00pm & 8:00pm). Doors will open 30-minutes prior to each performance (5:30pm & 7:30pm, respectively). There will be light hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine available for purchase. Please note that at various points the cast will be dancing through the audience in the lobby and theater space. We hope you are able to make it!

Tickets are general admission ($20 each), and can be purchased:
(1) via cash/check through Shannon or the cast of "just be."
(2) via credit card HERE.


When are you able to honestly be yourself? How does it feel? What does it look like? Can you be that vulnerable and open in front of others: fully revealing your true self? How? When?

For us, dance provides the means for being. Through movement, we uncover how the mind, body, and spirit connect as we delve into who we are as people and artists and determine what is necessary in order for us to be.

We hope as an audience you are able to be open, be present, be engaged, and be inspired by our performance. We invite you to let go of your to-do lists, your worries, and anything else on your mind; we invite you to "just be."


Come back and check the page often... more pictures and videos will be posted soon! Again, there will be two performances held on March 8, 2014 at the Plano Courtyard Theater (6:00pm & 8:00pm). Hope to see you there!

For more information on "just be." check out our Facebook page!
For more information on Shannon you can visit her website.

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