Company Wayne McGregor
Catherine Maximoff and Olivier Mėgaton
Nicolas Bikialo 'Chrysalis'
DJ Food 'The sky at night' and 'Minitoka'
Paolo de Jesus
Jovana Suydovic, Aleksandra Valozic, Jim Henson's Creature Shop and Jamie Courtier
Valérie Le Gurun
Theo Clinkard, Claire Cunningham, Laila Diallo, Darren Ellis, Odette Hughes and Wayne McGregor
3 November 2002, Arte TV, France
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
Images: Olivier Mėgaton/Arte TV.