Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance is thrilled to be partnering with MANNA and Second Harvest Food Banks to re-stage one of our most popular works. Heather Maloy’s HUNGER, is a work that dares to ask the question, “What do you hunger for?"
At the root, we are all hungry. Most of us not in the strict use of the term, but we all have something that we crave. Deep within the human soul lies an emptiness that screams to be fed. For some it is a desire for love, for others acceptance. Maybe your hunger calls out for power, spiritual enlightenment, money or fame. Maybe it is darker. Some hungers can be satiated while others simply reside within us, guiding our lives. 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. This part of the performance is the equivalent of PG13, for mild depictions of violence.
Also on the program will be AYT? (Are you there?), a world premiere by Heather Maloy featuring dancers… and their phones. A humorous statement on how technology, and cell phones in particular, inhibits our ability to communicate and appreciate one another, this is bound to become a new Terpsicorps favorite.
To round out the program, Terpsicorps is bringing back a work created in Winston-Salem in 1990 for African American dance icon, Mel Tomlinson, when he was a member on the NC Dance Theatre. Extensions, created by Salvatore Aiello, is a solo that takes an in-depth look at the routines inherent in the life of a dancer. The dance world mourned the loss of Mel Tomlinson this year, and this recreation aspires to share with today’s audiences the magic that was made when these two remarkable artists came together.
Enjoy this pre-view video of HUNGER when it was last performed in 2014.