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Trey McIntyre Project presents “The Sun Road”

A multimedia dance performance

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  • Categories: Dance
  • Event posted: April 7, 2009
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

The Lied Center of Kansas presents the Trey McIntyre Project performing an evening of contemporary dance works including the Midwest premiere of The Sun Road. Using classical ballet as a point of departure, the Trey McIntyre Project presents emotionally charged dance performances that defy categorization. Born in Wichita, Kan., Trey McIntyre is an internationally recognized choreographer who studied at North Carolina School of the Arts and Houston Ballet Academy. His choreography has been commissioned by American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Washington Ballet, New York City Ballet and other top ballet companies around the world. The Sun Road, part of Wolf Trap’s ongoing Face of America series, is an interpretation of the fragility and grandeur of Glacier National Park. The Sun Road is presented through live, modern movement against a backdrop of stunning HD video footage taken of the dancers in the park earlier this year. This is the sixth work commissioned for the Face of America original performance series since 2000. For each project, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts commissions artists to create site-specific works, captures performances on location at a national park in HD video, and then integrates the footage with live performances on stage. Trey McIntyre Project was selected for Face of America to capture the spirit and essence of national parks through the arts. Trey McIntyre Project launched as a full-time company in 2008 and has performed in cities throughout the United States and abroad. The company is based in Boise, Idaho—a deliberate choice of location—to allow for more creative space and quality of life. McIntyre’s founding mission for the company was to use the inherent beauty of ballet vocabulary to create dances that authentically and clearly convey the emotion and grace of life’s journey, while meaningfully engaging audiences in the experience of art. While in Lawrence, dancers from Trey McIntyre Project will conduct a master class for KU dance students. Adult $26 KU Student $10 Child $10

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