Concert/Dance Choreography

2015

A Forgotten Moon-Song

   

Philadanco
Music William Catanzaro
Premiere Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA

2014

She Who Carries the Sky

   

Solo for Roxane D’Orleans Juste of Limon Dance Company
Music R. Carlos Nakai and nature
Premiere April 2014 Joyce Theater, NYC

2014

Time is Time

   

McIntyre Ensemble
Commissioned by New York Live Arts for James Baldwin Festival
Music live piano Onaje Allan Gumbs
Premiere April 2014 NYLA, NYC

2013 The Voice of the Blues
   

Ohio State University dance students
Music – Traditional
Premiere November 2013 Capitol Theatre, Columbus, OH

2012 Life’s Force 2012
   

McIntyre 40th Anniversary Company of Sounds in Motion
Music Ahmed Abdullah and Ensemble
American Dance Guild Festival
September, 2012 Alvin Ailey Citicorps Theater, NYC

2012  A Son is Given
   

Co-choreographer and consultant
Music Myron Davis – Producer New Community Bible Fellowship
Premiere December, 2012 Hanna Theatre – Cleveland, OH

2012 why I had to dance
   

McIntyre ensemble
Ntozake Shange Choreopoem
Premiere Oberlin College and PlayhouseSquare – February 2012

2012 Unexpected Journeys
    Oberlin theatre students
Writers – the students; director Caroline Jackson Smith
Premiere Oberlin College and PlayhouseSquare – February 2012
2011 The Nina Simone Project
   

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Music – Nina Simone
Premiere – Spring 2011, Dallas, TX

2011 Dancing on a Dream
   

Dancing Wheels
Music various artists plus Gloria Gaynor (live)
Premiere – Spring 2011, Cleveland, OH

2011

The Summit

   

University of Michigan student dancers and musicians
Live music – Bo Diddley, Eric Dolphy, Dizzy Gillespie
Premiere February 2011, Ann Arbor, MI

2011 Up the Road a-Piece
   

Eleone Dance Theatre
Premiere May 2011, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Just Yesterday
   

GroundWorks Dance Theatre
Music – Olu Dara
Premiere – February 2010 Breen Theatre, Cleveland OH

2010

The Best Location

   

Collaborators: Johnny Coleman, installation artist and Bernard Matambo, writer
August, 2010 at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

2009 If you don’t know…
   

McIntyre solo for Fly: Five First Ladies of Dance
651 Arts Brooklyn,
Premiere May 30, 2009

2009 Sweet Radio Radicals
   

Dancing Wheels
Music – Various female artists of 20th century
Premiere May 2009

2009 Three Inner Thoughts
   

Music - Natalie Gilbert, recorded
Poetry - Ntozake Shange
Cleveland State University student

2009 All You Ever Wanted
   

Music - The Black Keys, recorded
Akron Firestone High School students

2008 Boundless Journey
   

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Music – Traditional Spirituals

2008

Club!

   

Music live – JJ Kaufman, Greg Ketchum, Khalid Saleem
College at Brockport SUNY students

2007 Pieces of Pieces
   

Music Olu Dara
Premiere – Schomburg Center – New York, NY

2007 Front Porch Lies
     Oberlin College students
2006 Lyric Fire
   

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Poems – Paul Laurence Dunbar

2005 Daughter of a Buffalo Soldier
    Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre
2003 Black and White on Brown
    University of Illinois students
2001 Spiral Dance
    Music - Walker Jones
Premiere - South Fallsburg, NY
1999 Invincible Flower
   

Music - Lester Bowie (1998-99)
Premiere - Jacobs Pillow, Walker Arts Center

1998 Song
    Music - Sweet Honey in the Rock
Premiere - Carnegie Hall, New York City
1997 A Brand New People on the Planet
   

Music - Olu Dara
Premiere - New York City - Aaron Davis Hall

1996 Too Much In Love
   

For Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company
Music - Denver live ensemble

1994 Susanna Jones
   

Music - Olu Dara
Text - Langston Hughes
Premiere - 29 July, Opening Ceremony, National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA

  Wade in the Water
    Music - Sweet Honey in the Rock
Premiere - 29 July, Opening Ceremony, National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA
1993 Red Dance
   

Music - Olu Dara
Premiere - May, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN

 

Selected Gems

   

Text and vocal sound score - dancers
Accompaniment - Susan Chess
Premiere - March, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  Set Me As A Seal Upon Thine Heart
   

Music - Olu Dara
Premiere - October, Dance Theater Workshop, New York City

  Why I Sing the Blues
   

Music - Olu Dara
Premiere - October, Dance Theater Workshop, New York City

1992

Love Poems to God

   

Music and poetry - Hannibal Lokumbe
Premiere - 8 June, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City

1991 Blues On Top O' Blues
Work Holler Blues
The Lullaby Blues
Bettie's New Blue Dress Blues
From Time to Time Blues

Blues On Top O' Blues
   

Music - Olu Dara
Premiere - June, Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, GA

 

How Long Brethren?

   

Original choreography by Helen Tamiris (1937)
Re-created by McIntyre for Federal Theater Festival
Music - Amina Claudine Myers
Premiere - May, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

1989 From Natchez to New York
   

Music - Olu Dara
Premiere - Fall, Winter Garden, World Financial Center, New York City

 

Jump Over the Moon
Ecstasy
Blue Haze
Summer Dances

Wildflower on a Precipice

   

Music - Don Pullen
Premiere - Fall, Winter Garden, World Financial Center, New York City

  Poem in White Light
   

Accompaniment - Nature sounds
Premiere - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1988 Boogie in Bop Time
   

Music - Mary Lou Williams
Premiere - December, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

  Circle of Soul
   

Music - Olu Dara
Premiere - 8 July, Central Park, New York City

  The Coming of Eagles
    Vocal accompaniment - Gwendolyn Nelson-Fleming and Avery Brooks
Premiere - Harlem Urban Development Council
  In Living Color
   

Music - Olu Dara and Traditional
Premiere - October, War Memorial Building, Trenton, NJ

  Kingsmen
   

Music - Duke Ellington
Premiere - 5 May, Sounds In Motion Studio, Harlem, NY

  Running, Running
   

Music - Lawrence D. (Butch) Morris
Premiere - 5 May, Sounds In Motion Studio, Harlem, NY

1987 Ancient to the Future
   

Music - Art Ensemble of Chicago
Premiere - July, Paris

  Gratitude
   

Music - Don Pullen
Premiere - New York City Hospital Authority

1986 Sigh of the Rock
   

Music - 1950s rock and roll
Premiere - 10 January, Joyce Theater, New York City

 

Their Eyes Were Watching God (A Dance Adventure in Southern Blues)

   

Music - Olu Dara and Lawrence D. (Butch)   Morris
Premiere - 25 June, j.a.m., New York City

1985 Fragment
   

Music - Olu Dara
Premiere - Philadelphia, PA

  The Queen's Suite
   

Music - Duke Ellington
Premiere - May, Aaron Davis Hall, City College, New York City

1984 Mississippi Talks, Ohio Walks
   

Music - Olu Dara
Premiere - August, Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, New York City

  Take-Off From a Forced Landing
   

Music - Lawrence D. (Butch) Morris and Nat King Cole
Premiere - 19 June, Joyce Theater, New York City

1983

Eubie Blake Suite
Valse Marion
You're Lucky to Me
Eubie Dubie
    Music - Eubie Blake
Premiere - February, Symphony Space, New York City
  We Are Americans Too
   

Music - Eubie Blake
Premiere - February, Symphony Space, New York City

  Blue Thoughts
   

Music - Eubie Blake
Premiere - February, Symphony Space, New York City

 

Children of the Air

   

Music - Cecil Taylor
Premiere - March, London

  Fat's Boogie
   

Music - Fats Domino
Premiere - Dancemobile production, New York City

  Flashback
   

Music - Anthony Davis
Premiere - June, Small's Paradise, New York City

  Harlem Night Song
   

Music - Craig Harris
Premiere - 8 May, Museum of the City of New York

1982

Eye of the Crocodile
   

Music - Cecil Taylor
Premiere - 27 May, Judson Memorial Church, NewYork City

1981

Duo
   

Music - Charli Persip
Premiere - June, Symphony Space, New York City

 

Etude in Free

   

Sound - Dianne McIntyre
Premiere - March, Sullivan Hall, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  It Has Not Always Been This Way
   

Music - Amina Claudine Myers
Poetry - Ntozake Shange
Premiere - June, Symphony Space, New York City

  Just A Myth
   

Music - Various recorded
Premiere - By Karamu Dancers, Cleveland, OH
Sounds In Motion premiere - June, Symphony Space, New York City

   Liquid Magic
   

Music - Ahmed Abdullah
Premiere - June, Symphony Space, New York City

  No Wonder
   

Music - Recorded rhythm and blues
Text - Toni Morrison
Premiere - By Sounds In Motion students at Sounds In Motion Studio, Harlem, NY

1980 100% Cotton
   

Music and poetry - Oliver Lake
Premiere - 13 June, Symphony Space, New York City

  I've Known Rivers
   

Music - Gary Bartz
Premiere - 13 June, Symphony Space, New York City

 

Suite Music

   

Music - Hamiet Bluiett
Premiere - 14 June, Symphony Space, New York City

  Triptych
Prayer
Protest

Peace
   

Music - Max Roach
Premiere - 13 June, Symphony Space, New York City

1979 Last Days of the Down Home Boogies
   

Music - Memphis Jug Band and Washboard Rhythm Kings
Premiere - By Atlanta University Center Dancers, Read Hall, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Sounds In Motion premiere - 8 June, Henry Street Settlement Playhouse, New York City

  Life's Force
   

Music - Ahmed Abdullah
Premiere - Carver Center, San Antonio, TX

1977 Ancestral Voices
   

Music - Cecil Taylor
Premiere - February, by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco

  Journey to Forever
   

Music - Ahmed Abdullah
Premiere - 29 May, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

 

Tangent Forces

   

Music - Doug Hammond
Premiere - 26 October, Entermedia Theatre, New York City

1976 Deep South Suite
Magnolias Just Dripping with Molasses
Hearsay
There Was Nobody Looking

Happy Go Lucky Local
   

Music - Duke Ellington
Premiere - May, by Alvin Ailey Repertory Company, Theatre of the Riverside Church, New York

  Etude For Moving Sounds
    Music - Babafumi Akunyun and Hank Johnson
  Piano Peace
Moon Song

A Silent Tear

   

Music - Mary Lou Williams, Art Tatum, and McCoy Tyner
First performed (in-progress) 23 January, Henry Street Settlement Playhouse, New York

 

Going Home

   

Music - Paul Robeson
Premiere - 18 June, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City
(from Tribute to Paul Robeson)

  The Voyage
   

Music - Traditional slave songs
First performed (in-progress) 29 March, La Mama Annex, New York City

1975 Memories
With Hopes

With Despair

With Love
   

Music - Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
Premiere - January, Henry Street Settlement Playhouse, New York City

  Shadows
   

Music - Cecil Taylor
Premiere - 3 November, Majestic Theatre, New York City (from Tribute to Syvilla Fort)

 

Up North, 1881

   

Music - Louisiana State Prisoners, Rev. Gary Davis, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, and Fred McDowell
Premiere - 29 May, by New York High School of the Performing Arts, High School of Printing Auditorium, New York City

1974 Dead Center
   

Music - Hank Johnson
Premiere - New Lafayette Theater, New York City

  Free Voices
   

Vocal Accompaniment - Gwendolyn Nelson
Premiere - Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors

   Union (Union For the Streets)
   

Music - Steve Solder and Roe Rigby
Poetry - Margaret Walker, Langston Hughes
Premiere - New Lafayette Theater, New York City

1973 The Lost Sun
   

Music - Gene Casey
Premiere - 27 January, Clark Center, New York City

1972 For Four Voices
   

Music - Arthur Williams
Premiere - 27 March, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City

 

A Free Thing I

     Premiere - 27 March, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City
 

A Free Thing II

   

Music - Joe Falcon, Aiye Niwaju, Stephen Reid, and Joe Rigby
Premiere - 18 June, Washington Square Methodist Church, New York City

  Long Gones
    Music - Memphis Jug Band, Bessie Smith, and Dixie Land Jug Blowers
Premiere - August, Long Island, New York
  Poem: A Collage
   

Music - Frank Dawson, Aiye Niwaju, and Joe Rigby
Poetry - Ed Bullins, Langston Hughes, Norman Jordan, Mari Evans, James Emmanuel, Clarence Reed, Margaret Walker, and Fatish Verano
Premiere - 18 June, Washington Square Methodist Church, New York

  Smoke and Clouds
   

Music - Traditional, Shirley and Lee, Huey Smith and The Jacks, and Will Crittendon
Premiere - 27 March, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City

 

For Four Voices

   

Music - Anthony Wiles, Arthur Williams,
Premiere - 27 March, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City

1971 Melting Song
    McIntyre solo, Premiere - 6 June, Clark Center, New York City
 
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THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHY

 
2012 Crowns
    Written and directed by Regina Taylor
Goodman Theatre, Chicago
2012 Why I Had to Dance
    Written by Ntozake Shange
Directed and choreographed by Dianne McIntye
Oberlin College and PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland
2012 Unexpected Journeys
    Written by Oberlin students
Directed by Caroline Jackson Smith
Oberlin College and PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland
2010 Closure
    Written by Mary Weems
Directed by Terrence Spivey
Karamu Theatre, Cleveland
2009 Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
   

Written by August Wilson
Directed by Barlett Sher
Lincoln Center Theater on Broadway/Belasco Theatre

2008  Peaches, Plums and Pontifications
   

Created by Dianne McIntyre and Olu Dara
651 Arts at BRICstudio, Brooklyn workshop

2007 It hasn’t always been this way
    Written by Ntozake Shange (1981 and 2006)
Directed and choreographed by Dianne McIntyre
New Federal Theatre, New York City;
National Black Theater Festival, Winston-Salem, NC
2005 Crowns
   

Written and directed by Regina Taylor
Dallas Theater Center

2005 Open the Door, Virginia!
   

Written and directed by Dianne McIntyre
Produce at Theater of the First Amendment, Fairfax, VA

2003-04 Crowns
   

Written and directed by Regina Taylor
Alliance, Arena Stage, Goodman, Hartford Stage

2004 Crowns
   

Directed and choreographed by Dianne McIntyre
Produced at Cleveland Play House

2002, 04 Polk County
   

Written by Zora Neale Hurston
Directed by Kyle Donnelly
ArenaStage, McCarter Theatre and Berkeley Rep

2003 Home, the Musical
   

Written by Samm Art-Williams
Directed by Ron Himes
St. Louis Black Repertory Company

2000-2001 King Hedley II
   

Written by August Wilson
Directed by Marion McClinton
Huntington, Mark Taper, Goodman, Kennedy Center, and Broadway

2000 Treemonisha
   

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Music - Scott Joplin
Directed by Rhoda Levine

1999 Death and the King's Horseman
   

Written by Wole Soyinka
Directed by Marion McClinton
Syracuse Stage

1999 I Could Stop on a Dime and Get Ten Cents Change
   

Director and Choreographer, Creator
Baltimore, CenterStage

1998 I Could Stop on a Dime and Get Ten Cents Change
   

Director and Choreographer, Creator
Cleveland Play House

1998 Blues Rooms
   

Theater of the First Amendment
Director and Choreographer
Music - Olu Dara

1996 The Darker Face of the Earth
   

Written by Rita Dove
Directed by Rick Khan
Crossroads Theatre, NJ and Kennedy Center

1996 The Darker Face of the Earth
   

Written by Rita Dove
Directed by Rick Khan
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

1995  I Could Stop on a Dime and Get Ten Cents Change
   

Director and Choreographer, Creator
Theater of the First Amendment

1993, 94 In Living Color: A Gullah Story
   

Directed and Choreographed, and Co-Conceived
Written by OyamO, Music by Olu Dara
New Dramatists and Theater of the First Amendment

1994 What Use Are Flowers?
   

Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Crossroads Theatre at the National Black Arts Festival

1994 The People Could Fly and Still Do
    Produced at Apollo Theatre, New York City
Produced and directed by Phylicia Rashad
1994 The Cherry Orchard
   

Produced at Center Stage, Baltimore
Directed by Irene Lewis

1994 Othello
   

Produced at Center Stage, Baltimore
Directed by Irene Lewis

1993 Pericles
   

Produced at Center Stage, Baltimore
Directed by Irene Lewis

1991 Black Orpheus
   

Produced at Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ
Directed by Rick Khan
Written by OyamO

1991 Mule Bone
   

Written by Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes
Music by Taj Mahal, Directed by Michael Schwarz
Produced by Lincoln Center at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre

1990 King, The Musical
   

Music by Richard Blackford, Lyrics by Maya Angelou
Written by Ron Milner, Richard Nelson, Lonne Elder III
Directed by Graham Vick, Clarke Peters, John Caird
Produced in London’s West End, Piccadilly Theatre

1990 In Dahomey
   

Re-written by Shauneille Perry
Directed and Choreographed
Produced by Karamu Theatre, Cleveland

1989 Miss Evers' Boys
   

Produced at Center Stage and Mark Taper Forum
Directed by Irene Lewis

1988 80 Days
   

LaJolla Playhouse, CA
Music by Ray Davies
Directed by Des McAnuff

1987 God's Trombones
   

Produced at Schubert Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Directed by Woodie King

1986 Black Girl
   

Directed by Glenda Dickerson
Second Stage, New York City

1986 Shout Up a Morning
   

Directed by Des McAnuff,
Music by Nat and Cannonball Adderley
Produced at La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA

1986 A Tale of Madame Zora
   

By Aishah Rahman, Directed by Glenda Dickerson, Music by Olu Dara
Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC

1986 Riding the Moon in Texas
   

Written by Ntozake Shange
Houston performing arts center

1985 Mama Bett
   

Directing debut by Dianne McIntyre (Actor, Mary Alice)
Public Theatre workshop, New York City

1983 Adam
   

Produced at Henry Street Settlement Playhouse, New Federal, NYC
Life of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

1982 The Last Minstrel Show
    Directed by Avery Brooks
Produced at Rutgers University
1982 Mouths
   

Written by Ntozake Shange
Produced at The Kitchen, New York City

1981-present Paul Robeson
    Produced at Crossroads Theatre, national theatres and on Broadway
Avery Brooks as Paul Robeson
1980 Take Me Along
   

Directed by Geraldine Fitzgerald
Produced at Triplex Theatre, Borough of Manhattan Community College

1980 Boogie Woogie Landscapes
   

Written by Ntozake Shange
Directed by Avery Brooks
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

1979 Be-Bop
    Original music from bebop era by Dizzy Gillespie, John Hendricks, Charlie Parker and others
Produced at Wonderhorse Theatre, Off-Broadway, NYC
1979 Spell #7
   

Written by Ntozake Shange
Directed by Oz Scott
Music by Lawrence (Butch) Morris and David Murray
NY Public Theater, Joseph Papp, Producer

1974 and 1977 The Great MacDaddy
   

Written by Paul Carter Harrison
Directed by Douglas Turner Ward
Music by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Produced by The Negro Ensemble Company, Off-Broadway

 

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FILM CHOREOGRAPHY

 
  Beloved
   

Harpo/Disney
Directed by Jonathan Demme

  Fun Size
   

Paramount
Directed by Josh Schwartz

 

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TELEVISION CHOREOGRAPHY

 
  Miss Evers' Boys
    HBO
Directed by Joe Sargent
    for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf   PBS
    Directed by Oz Scott
  Langston Hughes: The Dreamkeeper PBS
    Directed by St. Clair Bourne
   The First Day of School (from Up North, 1881), for NBC's Violence in America
     
  Women of Regent Hotel WNBC
    Directed by Woodie King, Jr.
 

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THEATRE and TELEVISION AWARDS

 
  AUDELCO Award for Choreography, Spell #7

AUDELCO Special Recognition Pioneer Award

     
  Helen Hayes Award for Choreography, In Living Color: A Gullah Story
     
 

Helen Hayes Nominations for Choreography

·         I Could Stop on a Dime and Get Ten Cents Change

·         Crowns

Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Award Nominations for Outstanding New Play or Musical

·         I Could Stop on a Dime and Get Ten Cents Change

·         Open the Door, Virginia!

     
  WOODIIE Award for Lifetime Achievement (St. Louis Black Rep)
     
  Emmy Award Nomination for Choreography, Miss Evers’ Boys
   

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