(serious) (music: Cowell)
Choreographer Trey McIntyre creates innovative, fun, and technically daring contemporary ballet that speaks uniquely of the American moment. With more than 90 works to his credit, McIntyre's choreography has been praised for its "singular connection between movement and spirit" (Los Angeles Times), an athletic style that is both winningly clever and earnestly soulful. McIntyre's works reflect on timeless human themes like loss, wonder, and innocence, and he has been inspired by topics as far-ranging as Shakespearean tragedy, the 1970s children's record Free to Be...You and Me, and post-Katrina New Orleans. The company returns after its warmly received Cal Performances debut two seasons ago, with McIntyre's (serious), a gripping work that explores emotional alienation and social tension.