Trey McIntyre spent 10 years building his innovative dance company in Boise, Idaho, and in the process covering it and himself in dance glory. Hailed as one of the best, most innovative dance companies in America and showered with international acclaim, TMP’s sudden and mysterious end in 2014 is the backdrop to McIntyre’s introspective documentary, Gravity Hero. The film explores themes of creativity, loss, and transformation embodied in the dances McIntyre choreographed over the course of the company’s life. As the director leads us through the complexities of the death of his company, both literal and metaphorical, we find ourselves moving with him on his journey from mere success to deep artistic authenticity.
Trey McIntyre has worked for more than 25 years as a freelance choreographer, producing more than 100 pieces during the span of his career. He served as Choreographic Associate to Houston Ballet for 18 years. McIntyre is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters, as well as two grants for choreography from the NEA. His works have been performed by companies including Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Queensland Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.