Chrysalis Dance Chrysalis Dance


Judith Sibley and Amy Lawson

Chrysalis Dance is Ireland's only modern ballet company. Based in Galway, the company endeavours to create the highest standards of neo-classical dance.

The company have firmly established themselves as a cutting-edge company, revolutionising classical ballet in Ireland and fusing exquisite technical ability with modern, accessible themes.

Choreographer Judith Sibley aims to push the boundaries of classical ballet by working against the ingrained movement structure of the classical dancer, releasing the body from the restraining elements of ballet by working off-balance, extending the circumference of movement, challenging co-ordination, adjusting natural tempi and finding original ways of connecting phrases.

To date the company has presented 8 full-length, original works; Strings, Wishes and Waves, Love and Other Disguises, Souls/S, Ways you Wander, 3 Piece Suite, Thought Once Was and Last Shot Redemption.

Chrysalis has gained support from The Arts Council, The Galway City Council, Galway County Council and The Galway Arts Festival.

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