The Houston Post

“When we loll back in the chair and forget that essential element of creativity, someone like tall, young choreographer Trey McIntyre comes along to wake us up. McIntyre’s choreography concentrates on movement that is quick, direct, angular and forceful. There’s none of the ‘ballet is beautiful’ mystique of long lines of wispy, willowy dancing in Curupira. When arms are raised, fists are clenched and elbows are bent.”

Daily Cougar

“The evening’s highlight was higher than expected. Trey McIntyre’s world premiere ballet, Curupira, showed he is indeed a geyser of choreographic talent. At twenty-three McIntyre is innovative without gaudy pretension. Everything in the show strays from tradition – from the musical staging, to the costumes, to the dance. Yet the work is mature, solid and, most importantly, fun.”


  • Choreography: Trey McIntyre
  • Costumes: Trey McIntyre
  • Lighting: Christina Giannelli
  • Music: Ney Rosauro
  • Project Details

  • Date of Premiere: February 3, 1994
  • Premiere Company: Houston Ballet