NYC Ballet Principals Set for Private, Immersive Dance Event CHRYSALIS in Brooklyn

NYC Ballet Principals Set for Private, Immersive Dance Event CHRYSALIS in Brooklyn

Photo credit: Kyle Thompson Photography
Photo by Kyle Thompson

On October 17th 2017, With You Films presents Chrysalis.

Chrysalis is an invite only event. Guests may contact With You Films to be considered for an invitation:

Abi Classey: contact@withyoufilms.com.

For the first time ever, New York City Ballet Principals Amar Ramasar and Andrew Veyette will be choreographing within the context of an immersive theatrical experience: an exclusive, invite-only, dance event uniquely staged within a private mansion in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

The setting will come alive as the performance unfolds, turning the dreamlike installation into a magical cocoon. As guests are guided through the multi-floor experience, each setting will mimic one of the four stages of a moth's metamorphosis. The space will transform into a physical exploration of man's relationship to nature, with the dancers and musicians as the bridge between two worlds.

Chrysalis is a cultivation event in support of the development of the drama fantasy Meta.

"Meta is fantasy-drama told in four movements. A magical realist character study of Alex, a former ballet dancer and survivor of trauma, chosen for a journey of transformation both meant for this world and beyond it."

"In nature, the number four repeats like an echo. Four seasons, four dimensions, the four cardinal directions. In every occurrence, four is presented as foundational; four elements of an ecosystem, four walls of a home. Four is the symbol of a united world, of shared experience between the individual and the collective. Numerically, it functions as a transitionary property, completing a cycle. It is the catalyst for change; it is the stages of a metamorphosis."

NYC Ballet Principals Set for Private, Immersive Dance Event CHRYSALIS in Brooklyn
Photo by Kyle Thompson

Golan Ramraz (Iron Man) and Adam C. Sherer (Showtime's House of Lies) have signed on to produce Meta alongside With You Films Production co, CEOS Braun, Classey and Producer, Ramasar.

Meta stars: Misha Braun (Inside Llewyn Davis), Ramasar (2018 Broadway's Carousel), Abigail Classey (Adult Swims, Mostly For Millennials), Fiona Hardingham (The CW Dynasty) Shane Allen (Law And Order Criminal Intent), Alex Joy Pucci (Classic Stage Company's A Midsummer Nights Dream).

Guests will arrive by private transportation. The performance will begin at 8 PM, followed by a cocktail reception presenting Meta.Guests will be invited to mingle with New York City Ballet Principals and the production team after the performance.

The Chrysalis production team includes: Braun, Classey, Ramasar (Creators/Producers), Ramraz (Producer) Rula Al-Nasrawi (Co Creator/Writer) Rod Bastanmehr (Writer) Pegah Yazd (Writer) Julia Joyce-Barry (Production Design), Stephanie Singer (Composer) Becky Neil (Stage Manager) Abigail Hoke-Brady (Lighting Design), Matsy Stinson (Costume Design), Ray Archie and Elvin McRae (Sound Design), Philip Hodge (Graphic Design), Hair and Make Up Design (Stefani Paige Vivian).

Chrysalis Dancers/New York City Ballet: Amar Ramasar, Andrew Veyette, Ashley Hod, former Joffrey Ballet Principal, Abigail Simon and choreographer Misha Braun

Chrysalis Musicians: Brian Sanders, Ashley Grier, Ysanne Spevak, Elvin McRae

With You Films is proud to present our fiscal sponsor: Dance Films Association.

"Dance Films Association is the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance films; connecting filmmakers, choreographers, presenters, and audiences worldwide. As a supporter and fiscal sponsor to productions, DFA is committed to fostering the creative process and career development of dance film artists, offering tools to support films at each stage of their life from conception to distribution. DFA launched and hosts the longest running dance film festival in the world. Inaugurated in 1971 and co-presented annually with the Film Society of Lincoln Center Since 1996, DFA provides a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works."

Visit www.dancefilms.org for more information. Social media: @withyoufilms.