Choreographer Trey McIntyre took inspiration from Glacier National Park to create his latest dance “The Sun Road,” which examines our collective detachment from the natural environment. Commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Face of America series, the dance will have its Western debut in Sun Valley.
The multimedia performance features black-clad TMP dancers in front of a large projection screen, which flickers with images of men in tuxedos and a woman in a red ball gown. According to a review of the piece’s premiere, which appeared in The Washington Post last week, the tone quickly changes:
“The soundtrack switches abruptly from pop music by Paul Simon to intensely percussive Native American music. The dancers in the video projection, still gussied up in their formalwear, begin moving aggressively, grasping and kicking up dirt, leaning on rocks, lifting their coats so they flap in the breeze. As they engage with their environment instead of just coexisting with it, they suddenly look like they belong there.”9:30 p.m., $35-$55, Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, treymcintyre.com.