Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance presents “The Hunger Series,” June 18 at Blue Spiral 1


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Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance presents “The Hunger Series,” June 18 at Blue Spiral 1

Terpsicorps, Asheville’s own unconventional professional ballet company is ready to delight audiences again this summer with the world premiere of HUNGER. International dancers are showcased in Heather Maloy’s new ballet, premiering at the Diana Wortham Theatre on June 26-28, 2014. Choreographer Maloy’s creation dares to ask the question, “What do you hunger for?”.

Venezuelan photographer, Zaire Kacz, has become an integral part of the Terpsicorps artistic team.  One of the first steps in fleshing out the concept for “HUNGER” was to get a dancer in front of the camera and let Kacz work her magic.  Maloy conveyed her emotional and visual motivation to Kacz and dancer Kristin D’Addario, and then left them to create so they could reach deep inside and pull out their own primal yearnings.  The result is a stunning, sexy and at times disturbing series of images that demand a second look and a moment to reflect.

For the second year in a row, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville’s premiere art gallery, will be displaying Kacz’ work for one evening only. Please join us for this free of charge event where the dancers will recreate the process of the shoot behind layers of gauze, making the spectator feel as though they are spying on the dancer’s inner most emotions.  Plus, truffles by French Broad Chocolate Lounge!

It is Maloy’s hope that with HUNGER audience members will walk away taking a closer look at how their own deepest desires impact their behavior and place in the world.  Then maybe they will ponder how far they would be willing to go to fulfill a need as basic and undeniable as a hunger for food.  A nation that ignores the needy is a nation that faces the consequences of the actions of desperate people.  As the chasm between the rich and the poor grows ever wider, this becomes one of the most relevant issues we will have to face, on both sides of the divide.

Terpsicorps shows such as “Reborn”, “Vampyre” and “The Rite of Spring” are one of Asheville’s most treasured annual events. Now in her twelfth season of being artistic director, Heather Maloy, a nationally acclaimed choreographer, continues to create work that delights the senses, tickles the funny bone and sheds light on the complexities of the human experience. Rounding out the program is a fun and athletic world premiere by Terpsicorps’ ballet master and newest choreographic voice, Christopher Bandy.

“The Hunger Series” – Wednesday, June 18 5-8pm at Blue Spiral 1 : Gallery at 38 Biltmore Ave., Downtown Asheville. This event is free! Plus, truffles from French Broad Chocolate Lounge!

HUNGER – June 26-28, 8pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC. $30 / $28 seniors / $25 students / $20 teens (12-17) / $12 children. To purchase tickets, call 828-257-4530 or visit dwtheatre.com

Gala Night – June 26, 7pm, Includes pre-show champagne toast and backstage tour, as well as VIP tickets for the show and admittance to the after party. $75 To purchase tickets, call 828-257-4530 or visit dwtheatre.com

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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