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MDC Live Arts and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Present the Miami Premiere of Acclaimed Dance Company Trey McIntyre Project April 12


Miami, March 25, 2014 - Trey McIntyre Project(TMP), a contemporary dance company led by the artistic vision of renowned choreographer Trey McIntyre, will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. The event is presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) performing arts series, MDC Live Arts.

Since its founding in 2008, Trey McIntyre Project has fast become one of the most celebrated dance companies throughout the country and abroad. TMP soars across the stage in highly athletic, innovative works that are massively appealing, refreshingly relevant and emotionally evocative.

TMP has thrilled audiences around the globe and will now wow Miami with two fresh new pieces: The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction, inspired by the work of illustrator and writer Edward Gorey, and Mercury Half-Life. The Vinegar Works is a set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich; Mercury Half-Life an exuberant and dazzling new work exploring the life of Freddie Mercury, set to classic Queen songs. Ten highly-skilled and talented dancers make up the ensemble of Trey McIntyre Project, including Miami’s own Elizabeth Keller, former student and corps dancer with Miami City Ballet.

Known for its hallmark musicality and a distinct American voice, TMP uses the art of dance to break cultural boundaries and connect audiences on an accessible, yet decidedly profound, human level. “I use dance to explore what it means to be a part of the human experience,” says Trey McIntyre. “I am drawn to the inherent beauty of ballet vocabulary to express myself. At the same time, I am committed to discovering new ways to explore and open up this vocabulary, so that it expresses who we are as people today, in this world.”

TMP’s unique approach expands art beyond the stage and into communities, where it has the power to reach people and touch lives. While in Miami, TMP will be participating in a series of community outreach events coordinated by MDC Live Arts and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center including: a movement workshop with senior citizens from Cutler Bay, master classes at Arthur & Polly Mays 6-12 Conservatory for the Arts, a class for students at Southwood Middle School for the Arts, classes for MDC Kendall Campus students, classes for New World School of the Arts students, a master class for professional artists at Inkub8, a community dance class at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, and a school performance at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

TMP has been featured in The New York Times and Dance Magazine, and on PBS NewsHour, and has earned coast-to-coast acclaim from the likes of Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and more. Based in Boise, Idaho, TMP has graced the stages of prestigious venues such as Jacob’s Pillow, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, Zellerbach Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall. TMP’s global tours have included China, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Korea, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

About Trey McIntyre

One of the most sought after choreographers working today, Trey McIntyre has created a canon of more than 90 works for companies including: American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Moscow Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet de Santiago (Chile), Ballet Memphis, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet Company, Philadanco, and Miami City Ballet, amongst others. Currently, he is exploring a bold new creative direction by expanding his artistic pursuits of into film and photography.

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About MDC Live Arts

Created in 1990 as Cultura del Lobo, MDC Live Arts has a celebrated history of bringing exceptional national and international performing artists to Miami. Annually, the series offers an eclectic mix of performances, presenting today's most exciting artists while creating meaningful engagement between these artists, the students of MDC, and the community. MDC Live Arts seeks artists from across the globe who push boundaries and honor traditions relevant to Miami’s diverse community.  The series aims to offer audiences opportunities to discover new ideas, perspectives and forms of expression while encouraging dialogue and the desire to know more.

MDC Live Arts receives funding from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the National Endowment for the Arts; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

About The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, designed by an internationally-acclaimed design team that includes Arquitectonica International, Inc. (architects), Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. (theater design), Artec Consultants, Inc. (acoustics), and AMS Planning & Research Corp. (theater management), provides, for the first time, a state-of-the-art cultural venue and community gathering place in the southern part of Miami-Dade County. The Center features prominent works of art created by Miami artist Robert Chambers who was commissioned by Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program to design a kinetic light wall and sculptures for the theater. The Center is an integral part of the economic and cultural development of the area, offering quality artistic programming and community accessibility.


The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.

Music inspires me, often providing an emotional tone and conceptual framework for a new piece. Our atavistic response to hearing music is to move. Whether tapping your foot or nodding your head, the response (or lack thereof) to melody and rhythm is movement. The relationship between music and this impulse fascinates me and fuels my creativity.Over the past 22 years, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to create ballets for some of the best dance companies in the world. Honing my skills in such a variety of environments has challenged me to adapt to varying stylistic ideas, while growing under the influence of many different schools of thought. These collaborations have provided an opportunity for me to develop and refine my singular voice as a choreographer, empowering and encouraging me to push my personal aesthetic and theories of movement in authentic directions.

Trey McIntyre Project

  • WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 12, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • WHERE: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay

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