Tickets | Friday | January 31 | 2014 | 7:30 P.M.
Over 18 years as a freelance choreographer, Trey McIntyre has created more than 90 works for companies including Houston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Moscow Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and for his own Trey McIntyre Project.
This will be the first time Trey McIntyre Project has performed in Denver, and it may well be their last. This week they announced a change of direction from a full-time dance company to a more flexible, project-based enterprise able to explore the intersections of film production, photography and choreography (Learn more here).
For the Newman Center, TMP will perform its newest piece, “Mercury Half-Life,” set to the music of Queen. It is the first work Trey has created which includes some tap dancing, which was his first love in dance.
This performance was lauded at its premiere, with the Idaho Statesman stating “Rock concert? More than 1,400 people did the stomp-stomp-clap of Queen’s iconic sports anthem ‘We Will Rock You’ on the Morrison Center floor, while the dance company dazzled on stage. The extended curtain call was a literal scream fest. McIntyre’s 50-minute ‘Mercury Half-life’ comprised the second half of the program that is beautifully balanced by the opening ‘Pass, Away’ to the music of Richard Strauss.”
Thank you Grynberg Family Endowment for supporting Newman Center Presents dance programming
This project received support from Colorado Creative Industries; WESTAF, the Western State Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.