Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance artistic director Heather Maloy discusses the company’s return to live performances.
Terpsicorps’ ‘Hunger’ returns to the stage Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, at Diana Wortham Theater for the company’s 17th season. Its message is even more relevant today than when the ballet premiered in Asheville five years ago.
Compassion, and possibly shared frustration, is the basis of Together We Stand, a series of dance performances onstage at the Diana Wortham Theatre Thursday-Saturday, June 22-24.
“Because HB2 focuses so much on transgender people, I felt it was important to create something that showed their transformation within a series of other transformations.” says Heather Maloy, artistic director of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s artistic response to House Bill 2 and Local Cloth’s plans to furnish their new studio space with equipment for community dyeing classes.
After long months of obtaining the proper permits and some serious renovations, Heather Maloy realized her dream. The Academy at Terpsicorps opened in mid-September at 1501 Patton Ave.
The public rehearsals for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s new show, The Elements, have attracted the attention of everyone from tourists and passersbys to Asheville moms groups. “It’s really wonderful because we don’t usually get that much exposure to young people, and I love that aspect of it,” says executive director and choreographer Heather Maloy.
The idea behind Hunger, the newest production from Asheville-based Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, did not stem from a certain popular movie filmed in the area (sorry, Katniss). Instead, it grew from company founder and choreographer Heather Maloy’s more humanitarian desires.
A May 6 program at Diana Wortham Theatre spotlights talented, high-school-aged pre-professional dancers.
Terpsicorps presents The Rite of Spring and other works, an upcoming concert of contemporary ballet, performed Thursday, June 24 through Saturday, June 26 at Diana Wortham Theatre.