Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance presents Hunger
June 20-22, 2019 • 8:00 PM
Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance Website
MANNA Foodbank Website
Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, NC's summertime professional contemporary ballet company, is thrilled to be re-staging Heather Maloy’s HUNGER, a work that dares to ask the question, “What do you hunger for?" This partnership with MANNA Food Bank was created to call attention to or region's food insecurity crisis. 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. Told through high energy vignettes that range from funny to shocking, this audience favorite inspires the viewer to inspect the needs and desires that forge the trajectory of their lives, while contemplating how that path would be altered if the most basic needs, such as food, water and shelter, were not met.
Also included is AYT? (Are you there?), a world premiere by Heather Maloy featuring dancers… and their phones. A humorous statement on how technology, 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.
Meet the 2019 dancers, handpicked from companies across the U.S.:
For more information:
Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance – http://terpsicorps.org/– (828)761-1277
Please consider an additional donation to support Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance here: http://www.terpsicorps.org/give, your money will go to support this and future productions with the Company.
Also consider a donation to our partner MANNA Foodbank here:
MANNA fills plates for 100,000+ people facing hunger in WNC every year. Just $1 donated provides food for 3.5 meals! Get involved: MANNAFoodBank.org.
Join Terpsicorps out in the community this summer!
Momentum, a party for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance - June 15, 6-9pm, East/West Venue
Join the Terpsicorps dancers for an elegant evening of good food, new friends, a silent auction, and remarkable entertainment at a wonderfully quirky vintage venue in the heart of West Asheville. Savor gourmet heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine and champagne cocktails while listening to the music of Secret B-Sides' own Juan Holladay.
Cost of admission includes FREE childcare at the Academy at Terpsicorps' Parents Night Out event. LEARN MORE
Beyond My Dreams, A Look at the African American Experience in the World of Ballet - June 12, 6pm, The Block, FREE EVENT
Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Claudia Foltz, co-author of dance icon Mel Tomlinson’s autobiography, “Beyond My Dreams”, speak about his life. Tomlinson was the second featured African American in NY City Ballet, and was also a principal artist with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Agnes DeMille's Heritage Dance Theatre, Boston Ballet and the NC Dance Theatre. His career paved the way for so many talented artists who have followed in his footsteps. Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance's Keith Reeves and Lydia McRae will join us to talk about the life of an African American ballet dancer today. LEARN MORE