Thursday, April 1, 2010

Trey McIntyre makes a move

Posted By on Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 8:13 PM

click to enlarge FLY GUY: John Michael Schert
  • FLY GUY: John Michael Schert

Trey McIntyre makes ballets for the 21st century – daring, robust works that speak to the lives we live now. He invites a deeply personal and surprising experience; he wants audiences to be emotionally charged by movement. His eponymous company, Trey McIntyre Project, performs Sat., April 10 at the Rialto Center for the Arts.

McIntyre's artistry unfolds in luscious movement phrases, punctuated with surprising shifts that give the work density and rich texture. The dancers move fluidly between athletic abandon and refined virtuosity. It's as decisive and pristine as Merce Cunningham, with the sinew and slink of William Forsythe.

Artistic director and dancer John Michael Schert says, "The work is entertaining, but it's more than a good time. Trey's work asks that people emotionally participate." Originally from Valdosta, Schert has performed with Trey McIntyre Project since its inception as a summer pick-up troupe in 2005. The company, now based in Boise, Idaho, continues to receive critical praise for its innovative work.

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