The More I See You


Synopsis

During the final curtain call of the performance, the Artistic Director turns on the remote control for a large screen that projects the live image of him exiting the theater. As the company dancers re-enter the stage, the have become 1930’s movie stars. The Artistic Director is also transforming (via live video) into the persona of a fancy Hollywood movie producer, with a cape, greyhounds, a personal assistant, the insistent paparazzi, and a glass of scotch. Each dancers exits the stage one by one and can be seen joining the producer outdoors and the audience is then invited to join them.

Outside is a large arena with 10 tall booths, each for one of the dancers and one for the producer. Each houses a mini-set that is the performers dressing room after the show. The audience voyeurs on each of them as they decompress and transform from movie star to human being. Above each dressing room is a giant projection screen where portraits of both the fictional character and the real dancer are seen, as well as filmed vignettes created by Trey McIntyre. There is a giant projection of the same material on the side of the theater.

Eventually the performers have become their real selves and they begin to acknowledge the presence of the audience and have conversations, sign autographs and interact.

Reviews

The Orange County Register

“Nobody in attendance at the performance will forget the name Trey McIntyre.”

Credits

  • Choreography: Trey McIntyre
  • Music: Perez Prado, Henry Mancini
  • Lighting: Steve Odenhal
  • Video: Trey McIntyre
  • Project Details

  • Premiere Company: Trey McIntyre Project
  • Date of Premiere: October 2, 2009
  • Underwriters: The More I See You was commissioned by the Segerstrom Center