Each season since TMP was founded in Boise, Trey creates new work that either debuts or is previewed with Boise audiences. These works tour to major cities and festivals where they are seen by thousands, and often garner acclaim from some of the most renowned media outlets in the world. Trey and TMP love our hometown—these premieres show Boise just how much.
In 2010, Trey McIntyre was commissioned to create a work for Jaialdi International Basque Cultural Festival—an event held in Boise every five years that invites Basque communities from around the world to celebrate their rich heritage. The result is Arrantza.
McIntyre invited local Basque dancers into the studio to give him and the TMP dancers a deeper understanding of Basque folk dance, and he recorded traditional instrumentation and oral histories from local Basques as the soundtrack for Arrantza, a lush and layered work of art that marries traditional Basque dance with contemporary ballet in McIntyre’s inimitable, masterful way. Arrantza pays homage to the vibrant history and culture of Basques and the important role of Basque communities in the Basque country and across Europe and America—particularly in Boise.
Queen of the Goths was originally commissioned by Washington Ballet as part of a series in which choreographers took on the theme of Shakespeare—Trey McIntyre chose Titus Andronicus, a tale of love, tragedy, and vengeance. With music by Nancy Sinatra and Supergrass, Queen of the Goths is a shining example of McIntyre’s ingenious ear and his ability to elevate songs into characters in his ballets.
Arrantza underwritten by the Heil Family Foundation of Milwaukee, WI and the Cty of Boise. Additional underwriting for the re-staging of Arrantza provided by Dianne Pierce, in honor of the work of the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise ID, which is the only Basque Museum in the U.S.A. Their mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate Basque history and culture. Visit basquemuseum.com to learn more about the museum, membership and how you can help.