BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The Trey McIntyre Project has been in the Treasure Valley for five years now.
And the dance company is making headlines around the world.
"The reason for that is the discipline is so intense for this art form, emotionally, this is a sanctuary," McIntyre said.
KBOI 2News was invited for a rehearsal as the sought after choreographer, Trey Mcintyre, watched his creation of "Arrantza"
"(It's) a piece commissioned for the last Jaialdi festival in Boise," he said.
Not so many people around the world have dance as such a keystone part of their identity. The arrangement has several narratives all from Basque people in the Treasure Valley.
Ashley Werhun is one of the 10 dancers in the project. She's been with the company since its creation in 2008.
"Every minute of our day has to be present and is fully physically engaged," Werhun said.
The Trey Mcintyre project performs around the world, but choose Boise as its home.
"We really loved the idea of being pioneers and moving to a community that hadn't developed the extent of larger cities and being a fabric of that city," he said.
Werhun said she also believes Boise is a good fit.
"It's a really beautiful relationship that I've never seen before between a dance company and the city they're based in," she said. "Our Boise performances are unlike anything else we do on tour you can feel the energy of the dancers, community, of Trey."
The Trey McIntyre Project is set to perform two shows (2 and 8 p.m.) Saturday at the Morrison Center. | Ticket Information