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.
. . . 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.’
Leatherwing Bat evokes an absorbing atmosphere of memory, magic, and melancholy.
Leatherwing Bat combines a child’s sense of wonder with adult inventiveness.
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