Since disbanding his Boise-based dance company, choreographer, filmmaker and photographer Trey McIntyre has been working as a freelance choreographer and to complete his documentary, and teaching.
The Trey McIntyre Project started in 2005 and was in residence in Boise in from 2008 to 2014.
McIntyre reunited with former TMP dancers Elizabeth Keller and Chanel DaSilva this week to teach at the New Orleans Ballet Association’s summer intensive.
Earlier this summer, McIntyre traveled to Australia to stage his full-length “Peter Pan” on Queensland Ballet in Brisbane. That company’s artistic director is Li Cunxin, whose autobiography was made into the film “Mao’s Last Dancer.” Cunxin met McIntyre when they both danced with Houston Ballet in the 1990s. Cunxin was on loan from the Chinese government and famously defected after marrying dancer Elizabeth Mackey.
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McIntyre’s three-act retelling of J.M. Barrie’s story about Wendy and the Lost Boys in Neverland was a smash, selling out a 19-performance run from June 26 to July 11. He also set the ballet on Pennsylvania Ballet in 2012.
Watch a behind-the-scenes video about Queensland’s production of McIntyre’s “Peter Pan.”
He also spent time in Boise during April to finish his documentary about the collaboration between TMP and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The two organizations collaborated on two ballets, “Ma Maison” and “The Sweeter End,” that they performed together in Boise and on tour.
Watch a teaser of the documentary “Ma Maison.”