Press release from Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance:
Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, the unconventional professional ballet company that delights Asheville with vivid cutting-edge dance every summer, brings Heather Maloy’s showstopper HUNGER to the Diana Wortham Theatre stage. Premiering in Asheville June 20-22, 2019 , it will be accompanied by the world premiere, AYT? (Are You There?) featuring dancers… and their phones . As always, it will showcase critically acclaimed dancers handpicked from companies across the US and abroad.
Terpsicorps’ annual shows such as “Zelda’s Dance”, “Vampyre” and “The Many Deaths of Edward Gorey” are among Asheville’s most treasured summer events. Now in her seventeenth season as artistic director, Heather Maloy, a nationally recognized choreographer, continually bring us work that delights the senses, tickles the funny bone and sheds light on the complexities of the human experience.
This collaboration with MANNA Food Bank was created to call attention to our region’s food insecurity crisis. Maloy’s HUNGER, arguably one of her finest works, dares to ask the question, “What do you hunger for?” Told through vignettes that range from funny to shocking, HUNGER inspires the audience to contemplate the force of their own desires and envision how a need for something as basic as food and water would alter their lives.
The evening will feature scenery designed and created by a local artist. HUNGER employs large abstract set pieces built by Jeremy Russel, co-owner of Brushcan Murals, former set builder for feature films and a prolific painter whose work is featured locally at Blue Spiral One Art Gallery.
Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance presents HUNGER – June 20-22, 7:30pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC. $20-40. To purchase tickets, call 828-257-4530 or visit dwtheatre.com For more information, visit terpsicorps.org.