Wondering what the future of modern dance looks like? Trey McIntyre has already created a canon of more than 80 works for such companies as American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, and New York City Ballet. In just six years, his thrilling new troupe has created a sensation with its productions of McIntyre's trademark "fresh and forward-thinking choreography" (Washington Post), work that speaks to the heart. A hit at the Vail International Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow, and Wolf Trap, the company makes its Cal Performances debut with three of McIntyre's most recent works: In Dreams, a vibrant tribute to the music of Roy Orbison; his latest work, Gravity Heroes, set to music ranging from Tommy James and the Shondells to Benjamin Britten; and The Sweeter End, McIntyre's poignant and heartfelt tribute to the citizens of New Orleans and their recovery from Hurricane Katrina, set to music by the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band. "Entertaining and challenging in just the right ratio," says Dance Magazine. "When you walk out of [the] theater, you're smiling—if not singing."
Fri, Nov 18, 5-6 pm
Zellerbach Hall Lobby Mezzanine
Meet artistic director Trey McIntyre and learn more about his company making its debut at Cal Performances this season. Lobby Talks are held in the Zellerbach Hall Lobby mezzanine, where appetizing food and beverage from the café are the ideal complement to these convivial gatherings. Talks are free and open to the public; tickets must be purchased for the associated concerts.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Thursdays at 3:30-5:30 pm, University Hall
Oct 13 & 27, Nov 10 & 17, Dec 1 & 8
Cost: Membership + $125 course fee
Cal Performances annual collaboration with OLLI @Berkeley begins with select dance, music and theater performance. Students will receive a 50% discount on tickets to select performances. For course description and enrollment procedures, visit www.olli.berkeley.edu or call 510.642.9934.
Donor Intermission Reception
Fri, Nov 18
(Donors of $1,200+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine during intermission. Donor Intermissions are the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.
Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can join the Producer's Circle, please call 510.642.8653 or visit our Support section.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
Rediscovering In Dreams
An intimate look at the 2011 re-staging of Trey McIntyre's 2007 ballet In Dreams. Lauren Edson and Travis Walker provide their personal perspectives, experiences, and interpretations of this beloved work.
Making of Gravity Heroes
The Making of The Sweeter End
Y3: 2010 Fall Montage
Berkeleyside: Trey McIntyre: Earning recognition from a base in Boise.