March 17, 2011

Trey McIntyre Project

Choreographer Trey McIntyre's work has been called "dance that defies categorization." During FESTIVAL 2011 he visits with host Marcia Franklin to discuss his career and the Boise-based Trey McIntyre Project. Dancer and TMP executive director John Michael Schert, as well as Ashley Werhun, one of the troupe's female dancers, join the conversation.

McIntyre talks about what compels him to choreograph and why he chose Boise to be the home for his dance company. McIntyre, Schert and Werhun also discuss their plans for community engagement projects and what inspires them. The program showcases video of their works, such as their recent critically acclaimed collaboration with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Before he formed his own company, McIntyre was a choreographic associate for Houston Ballet, and resident choreographer for the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Memphis and the Washington Ballet.

TMP was chosen as Boise's first "cultural ambassador" and is the recipient of a U.S. Department of State award to represent the United States on a tour of Asia in 2012.