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Leatherwing Bat


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Excerpts from Leatherwing Bat



Press

I hope we'll see the Trey McIntyre Dance Project here often; McIntyre appears to be a choreographic genius of Balanchinian proportions.
-The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel


Leatherwing Bat . . . beautifully straddles the line between the whimsical and the poignant, never allowing easy definition of its intent . . . the willfully childlike lyrics work in odd yet resonant tandem with the focused movement, which shakes ballet’s tight forms into looser shapes with a lovely fluidity and use of idiomatic, everyday gesture.
-The New York Times


Leatherwing Bat is a sentimental revisit to childhood seen through the adult eye of whimsical irony that is both sad and sweet. It also shows what sets this company apart — a depth of emotional eloquence that adds resonance to every movement.
-Idaho Statesman


. . . with his affecting Leatherwing Bat . . . [McIntyre] evoked playground games and childhood innocence lost -- and proved that one can make great art by responding honestly to such unlikely musical material as ‘Puff the Magic Dragon.’
-The Times–Picayune


Leatherwing Bat evokes an absorbing atmosphere of memory, magic, and melancholy.
-Ballet-Dance Magazine


Leatherwing Bat combines a child’s sense of wonder with adult inventiveness.
-Dance Magazine


The faint story line of McIntyre’s “Leatherwing Bat” is universal. The cast of six may be seen as two trios perhaps representing the duality of memory, one cavorting with the giddy and carefree ease of halcyon days, the other weighted with tenser times. Though set to children’s songs by the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, the tone is sweetly humorous rather than syrupy.
-The Boston Globe


Music

Peter, Paul and Mary

Details

Running Time: 18 minutes
Premiered: Aug. 20, 2008 by Trey McIntyre Project

Design

Costume Design: Sandra Woodall
Lighting Design: Michael Mazzola

Underwriters

Leatherwing Bat was underwritten by Carol Swig of Eagle, ID and The Swig Foundation with additional support provided by The James Irvine Foundation

The restaging of Leatherwing Bat was underwritten by Mark and Judi Aronchick of Penn Valley, PA