Chrysalis Dance Chrysalis Dance

Strings - 2004/05


Music: Paddy Casey
Choreography: Judith Sibley
Producer: Paul Hayes
Costume Design: Sheelagh Hayes
Lighting: Mike Byrne,Pauric Hacket
Publicity & Marketing: Dominique Ellickson & Rachel Horan
Tour 2004: Galway, Athlone, Dublin(Blanchardstown)
Dancers: Greet Boterman, Michael Cooney, Maurice Kelleher, Sophie Kiddle, Icleiber Klaus, Nicola Murphy, Claire Rooney, Judith Sibley and apprentice dancers Alma Ryan and Tara Shine.
Tour 2005: Galway Arts Festival,Dublin( Dun Laoghaire), Monaghan, Tralee
Dancers: Greet Boterman, Michael Cooney, Maurice Kelliher, Sophie Kiddle, Icleiber Klaus, Monica Loughman, Amy Lawson, Nicola Murphy, Lisa Tyrrell, Tara Shine, Judith Sibley and apprentice dancers Jenny Mckeever and Lisa Tighe.

Strings going in one direction being pulled in another, guitar strings, heart strings, strings that bind us to one another brothers, lovers, friends. Strings is a unique collaboration between Chrysalis Dance Artistic Director Judith Sibley and singer/songwriter Paddy Casey.

The choreographic concept fuses the beautiful tradition and technique of classical ballet with modern and original movement to create a full length neo-classical ballet. The work is accessible, captivating, contemporary and at times extremely moving.Paddy Casey provides the soundtrack. Casey ( twice winner of the Meteor Award for best Male Singer) has put together a collection of his music; some new, some old, all remixed to fit the style of the piece. Caseys music is raw, brutally honest and evokes a visceral response from its audience. Judith Sibleys choreography snatches emotion from this music and delivers a modern dance piece that manages to evoke beauty, passion and grace.




Galway City Council Galway County Council The Arts Council of Ireland