Pig Iron Theatre Company Member Sarah Sanford makes her local directorial debut with the Philadelphia premiere of her co-creation, Appetite. This dance-theatre feast she concocted with Toronto-based The Exchange Rate Collective is presented by Volcano USA.
Appetite brings together dance and theatre to reveal the cycles of life, love and mass food production that converge at the dinner table. Clown, song, text and dance collide in a vibrant rumination on where exactly our appetites lead us. Inspired by the work of Jo Strømgren and Pina Bausch, this haunting, physical, and virtuosic work tells a fractured tale of a slaughterhouse employee whose harsh workaday reality and fantasy world begin to bleed together.