News release from MDC Live Arts:
MDC Live Arts and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Present The Miami Premiere of Acclaimed Dance Company Trey McIntyre Project
(MIAMI, FL) – Trey McIntyre Project (TMP), a contemporary dance company led by the artistic vision of renowned choreographer Trey McIntyre, will perform at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, April 12 at 8pm.
Since its founding in 2008, Trey McIntyre Project has fast become one of the most celebrated dance companies throughout the country and abroad. TMP soars across the stage in highly athletic, innovative works that are massively appealing, refreshingly relevant and emotionally evocative.
TMP has thrilled audiences around the globe and will now wow Miami with two fresh new pieces: The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction inspired by the work of illustrator and writer Edward Gorey and Mercury Half-Life. The Vinegar Works is a set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich; and Mercury Half-Life an exuberant and dazzling new work exploring the life of Freddie Mercury, set to classic Queen songs. 10 highly-skilled and talented dancers make up the ensemble of Trey McIntyre Project, including Miami’s own Elizabeth Keller, former student and corps dancer with Miami City Ballet.
Known for its hallmark musicality and a distinct American voice, TMP uses the art of dance to break cultural boundaries and connect audiences on an accessible, yet decidedly profound human level. “I use dance to explore what it means to be a part of the human experience,” says Trey McIntyre, “I am drawn to the inherent beauty of ballet vocabulary to express myself. At the same time, I am committed to discovering new ways to explore and open up this vocabulary, so that it expresses who we are as people today, in this world.”
TMP’s unique approach expands art beyond the stage and into communities, where it has the power to reach people and touch lives. While in Miami, TMP will be participating in a series of community outreach events coordinated by MDC Live Arts and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center including: a movement workshop with senior citizens from Cutler Bay; master classes at Arthur & Polly Mays 6-12 Conservatory for the Arts, a class for students at Southwood Middle School for the Arts, classes for Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus students, classes for New World School of the Arts students, a master class for professional artists at Inkub8; a community dance class at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center; and a school performance at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
TMP has been featured in The New York Times and Dance Magazine, and on PBS NewsHour, and has earned coast-to-coast acclaim from the likes of Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and more. Based in Boise, Idaho, TMP has graced the stages of prestigious venues such as Jacob’s Pillow, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, Zellerbach Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall; TMP’s global tours have included China, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Korea, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
About Trey McIntyre
One of the most sought after choreographers working today, Trey McIntyre has created a canon of more than 90 works for companies including: American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Moscow Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet de Santiago (Chile), Ballet Memphis, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet Company, Philadanco, Miami City Ballet amongst others. Currently, he is exploring a bold new creative direction by expanding his artistic pursuits of into film and photography.
Music inspires me, often providing an emotional tone and conceptual framework for a new piece. Our atavistic response to hearing music is to move. Whether tapping your foot or nodding your head, the response (or lack thereof) to melody and rhythm is movement. The relationship between music and this impulse fascinates me and fuels my creativity.Over the past 22 years, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to create ballets for some of the best dance companies in the world. Honing my skills in such a variety of environments has challenged me to adapt to varying stylistic ideas, while growing under the influence of many different schools of thought. These collaborations have provided an opportunity for me to develop and refine my singular voice as a choreographer, empowering and encouraging me to push my personal aesthetic and theories of movement in authentic directions.
I am now relishing in this new phase of my career, that of delving into my own full-time company. From this exciting precipice, I can dive into my work, to imbue it with ever more depth and nuance, clarity and substance, power and stillness.”
WHAT: TREY McINTYRE PROJECT
WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8 PM.
WHERE: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
TICKETS: $25-45 (plus fees) for general admission and $10 for MDC students with valid ID. Available at smdcac.org or 786-573-5300