Rowe and co-artistic director Marla Hansen founded IDT in 1989 along with her husband, lighting designer and then-dancer Fred Hansen.
By the mid-'90s, Marla Hansen started teaching at Boise State University, where she now heads the dance program and where the company has its rehearsal home, though it is still an independent entity.
comes from the world of ballet, while Rowe is deeply grounded in Modern.
"Many people don't know the extent of his impact as a teacher, choreographer and mentor," Hansen says.
will take over those duties and do her
best to keep the company going, she
For financial reasons, they will need to go from a full-time to a part-time company manager after this season.
"There are so many talented dancers here who need a company like this," Hansen
"It's just been hard to get the community support."
plans to focus on collaborations, bringing in new choreographers - including Rowe when he's
does see that happening in the future, now it's time for a new direction, he
says - for example, art.
Rowe also is an accomplished painter, and one of Boise's signature visual artists.
is known for iconic paintings of the Boise Foothills but he
hasn't had the time to pick up a brush in the past few years.
also would like to see if other companies would want to produce his
Now with more time, it's like opening a door, he
"I don't know what's on the other side yet," he