American contemporary ballet company Trey McIntyre Project will showcase performances on May 10 at 5:30PM in Central Philippine University Rose Memorial Auditorium, Iloilo City.

The show is open to the public and free of charge, presented through the support of CPU. 

The group will work collaboratively with the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Dance Group and conduct master classes in ballet, modern dance and technical direction in the city as part of their 10-day visit in the country.

“Our goal is to use the inherent beauty of ballet vocabulary to create dances that authentically and clearly convey the emotion and grace of life’s journey, while meaningfully engaging audiences in the experience of art,” stressed artistic director Trey McIntyre on his website www.treymcintyre.com.

“Trey McIntyre is one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. He has created a body of more than 90 works for companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet and Ballet Santiago (Chile). He formed his acclaimed Trey McIntyre Project in 2008, based in Boise, Idaho and has since focused on creating works that explore the human experience in transformative and captivating ways,”  the U.S. Embassy Manila said in a statement.

Trey McIntyre Project’s visit to the Philippines is part of DanceMotion USAsm , a program made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and produced in partnership with Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

The program aimed at sharing the rich dance culture of the United States with international audiences. DanceMotion USAsm program is being implemented held under the auspices of US Embassy Manila and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

They partner with dance companies, leading cultural and community-based organizations, and educational institutions to host unique residencies that create opportunities for engagement and exchange.

Public performances are complemented by master classes, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, media outreach, and exchanges with in-country artists. In an effort to connect broadly and deeply, special outreach is extended to disadvantaged and underserved youth, according to www.dancemotionusa.org.

BAM’s mission is to be a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. As America’s oldest performing arts institution, it is recognized internationally for innovative dance, music, and theater programming. It also features an acclaimed repertory film program, literary and visual art events, and extensive educational programs.

Story & Photo credits: US Embassy / TMP / DM USA websites & TMP FB page

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