Dianne McIntyre’s trailblazing career has influenced the genre of dance for over 40 years. Her work combines the elements of dance, music and theatre. She has collaborated with numerous pioneering artists including musicians Olu Dara, Cecil Taylor, Lester Bowie, and Onaje Allan Gumbs. Her collaborative works include many “choreopoems,” or poems with choreography, with poet-playwright Ntozake Shange. In 2015, she choreographed lost in language and sound
, the work-in-progress of Shange’s newest choreopoem. Her honors include a Doris Duke Impact Award
, a 2015-2016 Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Spelman College, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two honorary doctorates, and funding from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s ArtsCONNECT and National Dance Project. She recently premiered three new works: a solo with ensemble yMusic at New York Live Arts
; a dance piece set to Maya Angelou’s A Brave and Startling Truth
for Dance St. Louis Ensemble (featuring Alicia Graf Mack, Antonio Douthit-Boyd, and Kirven Douthit-Boyd); and Change for Dance Theatre of Harlem.