What a Feeling

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New modern dance company residents, the Trey McIntyre Project, brought their cutting-edge performance style to town and clearly wanted to find a way just as cutting-edge to let people know about it. In conjunction with some Boise State students working on a public relations project, they created Flashdance, a roughly three-minute performance choreographed by artistic director McIntyre and performed by TMP executive director and dancer, John Michael Schert. Schert, dressed in tennis shoes, jeans and a sweatshirt—likely to help ward off the icy chill of today's gusty winds—combined elements of ballet and modern dance to the tune of the Violent Femmes' "Blister in the Sun." His face expressionless, Schert's movements ranged from jerky to smooth, provocative to classical. It was over as quickly as it began and left the group of onlookers amused, bemused, entertained and definitely curious. For more information, visit www.treymcintyre.com.

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