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Beyond Rialto show, several chances to see Trey McIntyre Project for free

By Howard Pousner
hpousner@ajc.com

The Trey McIntyre Project has made a big impression in the contemporary dance world since being founded in 2008. And the Boise, Idaho-based troupe aims to make its presence known in Atlanta next week, and not just when it performs at the Rialto Center for the Arts on  March 10.

The company is in residence from Tuesday through March 11 via a partnership between the Georgia State University performing arts center and Atlanta Ballet. While its Rialto performance is a ticketed event, Trey McIntyre Project will opens its rehearsals at Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre to the public from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

It’s free to attend, but reservation are required via rialtomarketing@gsu.edu no later than Monday. The ballet’s headquarters is at 1695 Marietta Blvd. N.W., Atlanta.

Additionally as part of the residency, McIntyre Project executive director John Michael Schert will conduct a free marketing workshop, 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at the studios of Public Broadcasting Atlanta, 740 Bismark Road N.E., Atlanta.  The group, which has an ambitious touring itinerary, has gained a reputation for audience engagement at home and on the road. (Reservation also required through the Rialto by Monday.)

A native of Wichita, Kan., McIntyre has created more than 80 works for companies including American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet and Chile’s Ballet de Santiago.

The mission of his company, McIntyre has said, is to “create dances that authentically and clearly convey the emotion and grace of life’s journey, while meaningfully engaging audiences in the experience of art.”

Tickets for the 8 p.m. March 10 Rialto performance, $37-$61, are available at its box office, 80 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-413-9849, www.rialtocenter.org.

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