Surrender


Reviews

Dance Magazine


“Surrender, world premiere, shows a slightly lost girl put upon by a goofy looking guy in head-phones and muscleman outfit. When on reaches for the other’s hand that hand pulls away. Attraction, resistance, ambush, and finally surrender. The first music is funky Grand Funk Railroad, the second-a surprise that brings familiar-“Mirlitons” from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. The last section (Regina Spektor singing “Real Love” by John Lennon) releases them from the yes-no-maybe phase and yields a simple frolic toward each other. This time when one reaches out, they join hands.

Jason Hartley, who was such a strong presence in The Washington Ballet, gives the piece both its urgency and its humor. With his deadpan look and compact, forceful body, he dances as if he’s got a joke up his sleeve. But this delightful duet was just the warm-up act.”

Voice of Dance


“Surrender scores as it clearly expresses the build-up to young love. There is no better ride.”

Times Picayune


“[McIntyre’s] witty Surrender evoked all the discomforts of prom night and puppy love with wonderfully dramatic dancing from Chanel DaSilva and Jason Hartley.”

Ballet-Dance Magazine


“Surrender traces the evolution of young love. There is shyness, flirtation, doubt, and happiness . . . ”

The Boston Globe


“It all ends up fitting somehow, and that’s the sweet point of this often wonderfully goofy dance: that convention may be safe, but it’s not necessarily satisfying.”

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


“This second viewing, with McIntyre’s own company, reinforced my initial impression. Trey McIntyre is a supremely talented choreographer – a technical master with something important to say.”

The Berkshire Eagle


“This second viewing, with McIntyre’s own company, reinforced my initial impression. Trey McIntyre is a supremely talented choreographer – a technical master with something important to say.”

Credits

  • Choreography: Trey McIntyre
  • Music: Grand Funk Railroad, Regina Spektor, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Costumes: The Bisou Consortium
  • Set: Michael Mazzola
  • Lighting: Michael Mazzola
  • Project Details

  • Premiere Company: Trey McIntyre Project
  • Date of Premiere: August 20, 2008