Trey McIntyre Project gives final performances

The Idaho-based Trey McIntyre Project is set to give its final performances as a full time company at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival this week.

In March, artistic director Trey McIntyre announced that he would be shifting focus to choreographing for other companies.

McIntyre (along with John Michael Schert and Anne Mueller) initially founded the ensemble as a summer touring company in 2004, later becoming full time in 2008. Since then the company has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad.

Trey McIntyre Project © Lois Greenfield
Dancers from TMP © Lois Greenfield

He said: ‘There is a great poetry to TMP having its final performance as a full time dance company at Jacob’s Pillow. Ella Baff [executive and artistic director] was one of the very first presenters to take a chance on us.’

Baff said:  ‘It will be a very special week and a homecoming of sorts. Trey is deeply creative in many ways, and I’m sure this new artistic direction will be interesting and prolific. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for him and his fabulous dancers.’

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From 25-29 June, the ensemble will perform The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction, a new work inspired by the surreal art and writings of Edward Gorey, and Mercury Half-Life, set entirely to the music of legendary rock band Queen.

Main image: Trey McIntyre Project’s Mercury Half-Life © Trey McIntyre