Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to present farewell performance of Trey McIntyre Project

BECKET - This June, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will host the final farewell performances of Trey McIntyre Project as a full-time dance company. Following its six-show engagement in the Ted Shawn Theatre, June 25-29, the company will broaden its focus to include other new artistic projects.

In an official press release, the company states "Trey McIntyre Project was both founded and has functioned as a project-based company to support the artistic vision of Trey McIntyre. The inherent beauty of a project-based model is that once a project has reached its fruition a new one can commence. Trey McIntyre Project has fulfilled what we set out to do as a dance company and because of this success we are shifting focus by ending the full-time dance company and embarking on new projects." To read the entire Trey McIntyre Project press release, click here: http://treymcintyre.com/static/pressrelease.html

Ella Baff, Jacob's Pillow Executive and Artistic Director, comments, "The Pillow seems the perfect place to close this chapter of the Trey McInytre Project. Our connection began with a backstage conversation about Trey wanting to produce a "project" with a group of his favorite dancers. I invited them to perform in the Doris Duke Theatre in 2005. The company made its official full-time debut in 2008. It was a big success and included a world premiere with music by Peter Yarrow.

Trey is always ready for new challenges, and I am eager to try new ideas. Audiences connect with Trey's work - and the exceptional dancers in his company - in a way I have not seen in many years. We are honored to host the farewell performances of the Trey McIntyre Project. 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."

Boise-based Trey McIntyre Project first appeared at the Pillow in 2005 in the Doris Duke Theatre, when the ensemble was touring only in the summer as a part-time pickup company featuring dancers from top national ballet companies. The company returned in 2006 (this time in the Ted Shawn Theatre), made its official full-time company debut at the Pillow in 2008, and had subsequent engagements in 2010 and 2012. McIntyre and his dancers have participated in numerous Jacob's Pillow Post-Show Talks and PillowTalks, and in 2008 a Jonas Lundqvist/John Lindquist photography exhibit was a notable feature in the Ted Shawn Theatre lobby, highlighting TMP dancers.

Trey McIntyre comments, "There is a great poetry to TMP having its final performance as a full-time dance company at Jacob's Pillow. Ella was one of the very first presenters to take a chance on us, both before we were a company and then again as we went full time. That kind of support had a tremendous impact on where we have gone and what we have been able to achieve and I will be forever grateful."

Video clips from past TMP performances can be seen at Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive: Trey McIntyre Project (2010) http://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/dance/trey-mcintyre-project Trey McIntyre Project (2012) http://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/dance/trey-mcintyre-project-0


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