Presented By Portal Dance:
Connecting the growth cycle of humans and creatures to that of our planet, this artwork uses the guiding metaphor of the butterfly’s metamorphosis to insist on the astonishing similarity of patterns across all three systems. The abrupt changes, the outgrowing, the spinning, the self-degradation, moulting, and the pushing against what was once an enclosing cocoon—all assert the radical strangeness of transformation at the same time as they explore the rightness and fragility of evolutionary change. The Chrysalis Project is fascinated by the beauty & wonderment of this metamorphosis and the cyclical patterns revealed.
The Chrysalis Project is made up of a multi-generational cast of 44 dancers which features dance greats, Jasmin McGraw, Megan O’Donnell, Kelly Steadman and Lynette Segal. The Chrysalis Project also includes guest dancers from the Guelph Youth Dance Companies, the breathtaking photography of Dean Palmer and innovative costume design by Emma Wardell.
Everyone must have a ticket, including infants and children.