Excerpts from Surrender


Surrender scores as it clearly expresses the build-up to young love. There is no better ride.
-Voice of Dance

[McIntyre’s] witty Surrender evoked all the discomforts of prom night and puppy love with wonderfully dramatic dancing from Chanel DaSilva and Jason Hartley.
-The Times-Picayune

Surrender traces the evolution of young love. There is shyness, flirtation, doubt, and happiness . . .
-Ballet-Dance Magazine

It all ends up fitting somehow, and that's the sweet point of this often wonderfully goofy dance: that convention may be safe, but it's not necessarily satisfying.
-The Boston Globe

This second viewing, with McIntyre's own company, reinforced my initial impression. Trey McIntyre is a supremely talented choreographer - a technical master with something important to say.
-The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It is one of the world's oldest stories — perhaps one of three universal plots that constitute the whole of literature. But McIntyre's is both yesterday's and today's, subtly nuanced by these exceptional dancers, and taken into themselves.
-The Berkshire Eagle

Attraction, resistance, ambush, and finally surrender.
-Dance Magazine


Grand Funk Railroad, Regina Spektor, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Running Time: 9 minutes
Premiered: Aug. 20, 2008


Costume Design: The Bisou Consortium
Lighting Design: Michael Mazzola


Surrender was underwritten by The Gladys E. Langoise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation