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Wolf Trap's Summer Dance Schedule Includes the Trey McIntyre Project, Pacific Northwest Ballet & More!

Wolf Trap's Summer Dance Schedule Includes the Trey McIntyre Project, Pacific Northwest Ballet & More!

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2014 summer dance productions.

This year's fine arts offerings include four dance programs, featuring five major dance companies-the most Wolf Trap has hosted in recent years. The 2014 dance programs feature the Trey McIntyre Project, in its final D.C. performance; the mainstream and highly acrobatic works of Pilobolus; the electrifying Noche Flamenca, featuring live music and dance; and a joint bill featuring the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre in a Face of America™ production.

Tickets for these performances go on sale at 10 am on March 29 and can be purchased online atwolftrap.org, by calling 1.877.WOLFTRAP, or at the Wolf Trap Box Office located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182.

Trey McIntyre Project
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm

In their final D.C. performance, this inventive and bold contemporary ballet company performs to Queen's glam-rock stylings. "Rock concert? More than 1,400 people did the stomp-stomp-clap of Queen's iconic sports anthem, 'We Will Rock You,' on the Morrison Center floor, while the dance company dazzled on stage. The extended curtain call was a literal scream fest."-Idaho Statesman

Trey McIntyre is one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. He has received the Gold Medal of Lifetime Achievement from the National Society of Arts and Letters, two choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography.

Repertoire:
Mercury Half Life: a 50-minute performance set to the music of Queen
The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction, inspired by the work of illustrator and writer Edward Gorey

Pilobolus
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Wild creativity and daring, athletic modern dance that "makes dance lovers do a double take-and non-dance lovers ooh and ahh" (Dance Magazine). Pilobolus has won a Primetime Emmy Award, the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement in choreography, and the Dance Magazine Award. "If human centipedes, Houdini-like escapes, Cirque de Soleil-style aerial acrobatics and lots of very sexy, muscular performers in dance belts appeal to your sense of fun and aesthetics, then Pilobolus...should be your cup of tea."-The Huffington Post

Noche Flamenca
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Spellbinding live music with song and dance reveals the essence of flamenco at its most authentic. The performance stars acclaimed dancer Soledad Barrio and has won the National Dance Project Award. "Noche Flamenca, the Madrid-based company of dancers, singers and guitarists, unfurled a program with the fully felt emotional expression of the soul that pure flamenco demands of its practitioners...Not to join [them] in this captivating journey would be to lose a chance at love, both its ecstasy and its agony."-The Washington Post

Pacific Northwest Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre
A Face of America™ Production
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8 pm

Pacific Northwest Ballet premieres Wolf Trap-commissioned work by up-and-coming choreographer Andrew Bartee, featuring a live performance by the Chromatics and stunning scenic film from Olympic National Park and other majestic parks of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Ballet Theatre dances to the music of indie rock favorites Fleet Foxes.

In recognition of the extraordinary role that America's national parks play in preserving our country's rich cultural and natural resources, Wolf Trap launched its original performances series,Face of America, in 2000, taking audiences on a journey to discover the diversity of people and landscapes that shape our nation's past, present, and future. For each performance, Wolf Trap commissions artists to create site-specific work that is captured on location at the national park in high-definition video. A taped performance projected on giant screens combines with live music and dance on the Filene Center stage to bring the essence of the national park to Wolf Trap's audience.

Pacific Northwest Ballet is a highly regarded company that presents more than 100 performances each year that allow "audiences to view different facets of the ever-expanding world of contemporary ballet" (Seattle Dances). Oregon Ballet Theatre is a versatile dance company whose performances make "a deep visual and emotional impression" (BachTrack.com). Seattle-based indie band Fleet Foxes are revered for their harmony-rich rock and were praised as "one of the most buzzed about bands in America" by Rolling Stone. There's an intimate distance to the music of Chromatics, an electronic band from Portland known for pensive rhythms and haunting vocals. Their newest album, Kill for Love, was chosen as one of Pitchfork's Top 50 albums of 2012.


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