chrysalis

chrysalis
2002

Company
Company Wayne McGregor

Duration
26 minutes

Director
Olivier Mėgaton

Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Screenplay
Catherine Maximoff, Olivier Mėgaton

Music
Nicolas Bikialo 'Chrysalis', DJ Food 'The sky at night' and 'Minitoka'

Sound
Paolo de Jesus

Costume
Jovana Suydovic, Aleksandra Valozic

Cinematography
Valérie Le Gurun

Editor
Tatjana Jankovic

Cast
Theo Clinkard, Claire Cunningham, Laila Diallo, Darren Ellis, Odette Hughes, Wayne McGregor

Premiere
3 November 2002, Arte TV France

WINNER
IMZ Dance Screen Award 2002

IMZ International Dance Screen Competition

chrysalis [‘kriz?lis] n f  is a film choreographed and performed by Wayne McGregor with dancers from Company Wayne McGregor, directed by and written by Olivier Mėgaton with Catherine Maximoff for Arte TV France.
 
Issue to the world thanks to the universal language of the body.
To share emotions and pleasure of a virtuoso dance for cinema.
To discover a new generation of the choreographer in contemporary dance.


chrysalis had its UK premiere at The Place during McGregor's company residency in September 2003 in which McGregor presented the triple bill featuring the premiere of Polar Sequences, with pieces by Shobana Jeyasingh and Rui Horta, performed by Company Wayne McGregor.


chrysalis shocked and riveted us with its progressive images of birth, life, and transformation.
Utilising techniques often seen only on MTV, it is a powerful succession of visuals that conveys the cycle of existence.”

IMZ Dance Screen


Produced by Heure d’été Productions, Samsa Film, Arte France & Idéale Audience International