Reference Code: IE 2135 N10

Title: The Chrysalis Dance Papers

Dates of Creation: 2004-2012

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 57 items (38 files)


Name of Creator: Chrysalis Dance (established in 2003).

Administrative History: Chrysalis Dance is Ireland’s only neoclassical dance company, combining in its choreographies sophisticated classical ballet with sleekly modern elements of contemporary dance.  The company emerged from a workshop held in June 2003 under the direction of Judith Sibley at Shawbrook School of Dance, County Longford to commence the research and development of an original neoclassical work.  The company premiered its first work, Strings, in the Black Box, Galway in April 2004.  Since then, Chrysalis Dance has toured Ireland with several well-received choreographies and has enjoyed sell-out runs at national dance festivals.  The company has been resting since losing its Arts Council funding in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Judith Sibley to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 12 April 2011.

Scope and Content: Programmes, flyers, and posters relating to the productions of Chrysalis Dance.  Also lists and correspondence illustrating the company’s financial and administrative history.

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Finding Aid: PDF link below.

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