YEAR
5

Ladies and Gentle Men


 

A Note from the choreographer:
Ladies and Gentle Men, though inspired by Free to Be, You and Me, is not a literal rendering of the meaning or spirit of the original record, book and television special. Rather it is my interpretation of how the songs and stories made me feel as a child, and how I feel about them now as I look back and assess their influence on me as a man and an artist.
- Trey McIntyre



Excerpts from Ladies and Gentle Men



Press

Featuring a cast of three men in suits and ties and three women in pouffy bright-colored party dresses, the piece manages to find freshness and vibrancy in rough-and-tumble moves, while having to cope with material … that nobly cheerleads for avoiding gender stereotypes, accepting those who are different, and letting each person’s individuality emerge triumphant.
-Dance Magazine


Music

FREE TO BE MUSIC: The New Seekers, Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda, Jack Cassidy, Shirley Jones, Alan Cumming, Billy De Wolfe, Bobby Morse, Diana Ross, Of Montreal, Kimya Dawson

ADDITIONAL MUSIC: Fleet Foxes, tUnE-yArDs

Details

Running Time: 36 minutes
Premiered: Aug. 8, 2012 by Trey McIntyre Project

Design

Costume Design: Andrea Lauer
Lighting Design: Travis C. Richardson

Underwriters

Ladies and Gentle Men was underwritten by Steve and Nancy Einhorn of Milwaukee, WI.
Additional support provided by NEA Art Works and Odell England of Graeber & Co. in Boise, ID.