August 19, 2009

Trey McIntyre Project Dance Company Performs Sept. 9 in the Williams Center

The Trey McIntyre Project dance company will perform Wednesday, Sept. 9 in the Williams Center for the Arts. This will be the first performance in this year’s Footlights series.

Tickets are free for Lafayette students, $6 for students at LVAIC schools, $4 for faculty and staff, and $18 for the public. They can be obtained by calling the Williams Center box office at (610) 330-5009.

Other performances in the 2009-10 Footlight series will be Doug Elkins and Friends, Nov. 10, $20; Rennie Harris Puremovement, Feb. 3, $22; and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, March 9, $22. A $70 subscription package for the four events, a savings of 15 percent off the single ticket price, is available through Sept. 9.

Choreographer Trey McIntyre won great acclaim with the many dances he created for the American Ballet Theater, Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, and Houston Ballet, where he served as resident choreographer until 2007. Three years ago, he began his all-star Trey McIntyre Project tours, which gathered some of the finest international dancers drawn to his choreography. Now incorporated as a year-round company based in Boise, Idaho, Trey McIntyre Project has launched a new era in contemporary dance, with a crack ensemble of nine dancers trained in modern and balletic technique. McIntyre’s repertory features many new commissioned works, two of which will be shown at Lafayette: White Bird’s Portland, Ore., hit, titled (serious), set to the music of Henry Cowell; and Sun Road, created for Wolf Trap’s Face of America series of tributes to America’s national parks.

The 2009–2010 Performance Series at Lafayette College is supported in part by gifts from Friends of the Williams Center for the Arts; by provisions of the Josephine Chidsey Williams Endowment, the J. Mahlon and Grace Buck Fund, the Croasdale Fund, the Class of ’73 Fund, the Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence Program, the James Bradley Fund, and the Ed Brunswick Jazz Fund; and by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Dexter and Dorothy Baker Foundation, and New England Foundation for the Arts. Special thanks to the F.M. Kirby Foundation for its extraordinary support.

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