Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Trey McIntyre Project

I had the absolute delight of watching a performance of the Trey McIntyre Project this afternoon.  How do I convey to you how incredible this experience was without sounding cliche?  I'm not sure I'll succeed because all those words you've heard before come to mind.  Breathtaking.  Amazing.  Awesome. 

I have never been to a Trey McIntryre Project performance before although I've wanted to see them perform since they opened their company here two years ago.  I can tell you that the dancers are skilled.  They are fluid.  And they are the best trained I've ever seen.  Boise is indeed lucky to have them call this city their home.  They perform around the country and internationally and act as ambassadors to our city as they travel world wide.  What an honor to be the home town of such a renown company.  Trey McIntyre could have gone to any city and I for one am grateful he has brought his talent and fame to our town and has worked to build relationships in the city.  It was neat to see the mayor of Boise and his family in the audience this afternoon. 

The Trey McIntyre Project, also known as TMP, does many things to engage with the people of Boise including donating performances for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and Make-A-Wish annual gala, offering adult beginning classes, bringing dance into area schools, performing Spontaneous Urban Performances throughout the city, and partnering with Boise State University to provide affordable tickets for students.  (Information taken from TMP Mardi Gras program March 2011). 

If you want to read more about today's TMP Mardi Gras performance, let me direct you to an excellent article written by Boise Weekly writer James Ady. Boise Weekly article.

If you missed the show this weekend, that's okay, there are more coming up.  In fact, season tickets for TMP go on sale tonight.  A season pass gives you discount pricing, priority seating, and VIP parking.  Upcoming performances are on October 15, 2011 and February 11, 2012.  Call the Morrison Center for ticket information 426-1609.

And if you want even more information on Trey McIntyre check out their webpage.  You can also watch the PBS NewsHour special on YouTube about Trey McIntyre coming to the "small western city" of Boise, Idaho (their words, not mine).