Here are a few more details about Trey McIntyre Project’s new, not-yet-titled ballet, which is being co-commissioned by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and will be performed on the outdoor Plaza, Nov. 23-25. In a prepared statement, McIntyre said the piece “will further examine the performer/audience relationship and seek to turn inside-out some of that traditional relationship.”
Does that mean the audience will be a part of this piece? We don’t know.
But what we do know is the new work will have photographic and video elements, the latter created by Andrea Lauer, and costumes by Peregrine Honig. TMP‘s 10 dancers will be joined by three from the Korean National Contemporary Dance Company: An Lee Chang, Tae Hee Kim and So Jin Lee. This cultural exchange began over the summer when TMP toured four Asian countries on a U.S. State Department cultural initiative. The Americans visited different contemporary troupes in each country, and McIntyre eventually selected the two-year-old Korean company, South Korea’s first contemporary dance troupe, as his partner for this unusual collaboration. TMP will appear Nov. 14 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival (which is producing the exchange program), before coming to Costa Mesa. Single tickets for the Segerstrom Center performances go on sale Oct. 21.