Events - Thursday, 22 May 2014

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 7:30 PM
Single-ticket prices $20 $40 $45 $55 $65

Trey McIntyre Project will dance a final performance as part of its farewell tour for the Harriman-Jewell Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (1601 Broadway Blvd.) in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The program comprises two new works by McIntyre— Mercury Half-Life (2013) with music by Queen and focuses on the life of lead singer Freddie Mercury, and Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction (2014) based on the work of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey with music by Shostakovich, puppetry by Dan Luce and Michael Curry, and recorded narration by film and stage actor Alan Cumming.

The dance company made its Kansas City debut in 2010 on the Harriman-Jewell Series to audience and critical raves. In January 2014, Trey McIntyre announced a transition from a full-time dance company to focus on other enterprises, including film and photography. Trey McIntyre Project ensemble will dance its final performance at Jacobs Pillow in June 2014.

Trey McIntyre Project debuted in the summer of 2005 and was an immediate sensation. “Trey McIntyre is doing something right,” Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron heralded. “Anchored in strong craft, his dances invite the audience to enjoy his mix of classical ballet, playful movement invention, and down-home humor.”

Sponsor: The Curry Family Foundation
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Mercury Half-Life
Ensemble: Trey McIntyre Project

Music by Queen

“Bring Back That Leroy Brown”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Love of My Life”, “Millionaire Waltz”, “Killer Queen”, “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy”, “Bicycle Race”, “We Are the Champions”, “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon” written by Frederick Mercury. “We Will Rock You”, “Prophet’s Song”, “Dear Friends” written by Brian Harold May. “Under Pressure” written by David Bowie, John Richard Deacon, Brian Harold May, Frederick Mercury, and Roger Meddows Taylor. “Another One Bites the Dust” written by John Richard Deacon. All songs performed by Queen. Rights administered by ASCAP or BMI.
Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction
Ensemble: Trey McIntyre Project

1) The Gashlycrumb Tinies
2) The Beastly Baby
3) The Deranged Cousin
4) The Disrespectful Summons

Music by Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67, performed by students from the Academy Program of the Music Institute of Chicago, Trio Solaris.

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