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Ultra-Modern Dance at Its Best: Trey McIntyre Project

By Rich Fisher


Tulsa, Oklahoma – Today's edition of StudioTulsa is all about the dance. Not those dance recitals or old-school ballets that you may or may not recall from childhood (or whenever) --- but, rather, living, breathing, cutting-edge choreography as it's being staged by one of the most celebrated dance companies on the contemporary American scene: Trey McIntyre Project. On our show today, we share an interesting discussion with McIntyre himself, whose company will perform tonight and tomorrow night (the 9th and 10th) at 7:30pm in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. (For more information, including ticket details, please go to http://www.choregus.org/index/?page_id=265.) Hailed for its "fresh and forward-thinking choreography" (The Washington Post), Trey McIntyre Project hit the national dance scene in a big way in 2005, with a much-talked-about debut performance at the Vail International Dance Festival. The company then became a summer-touring sensation, as several critically acclaimed (and well-attended) performances followed, both domestically and internationally. Today, Trey McIntyre Project is a full-time, year-round company that employs the inherent beauty of standard ballet vocabulary to create entirely new works --- dances that truly engage audiences of all sorts, from all backgrounds, in all parts of the globe. As McIntyre tells our host Rich Fisher on today's program: "I think with any art form, you [as an audience member] have to kind of find yourself in it, before it captures your imagination."